CFK Valley e.V. is an established europe-wide competence network for carbon fibre reinforced plastics (short CFRP, German abbreviation = CFK). The association was founded in 2004 and is located in Stade, a city close to the region of Hamburg. About 120 international companies, research facilities and universities are organized in the non-profit association. Inventing future orientated designs, automated manufacturing processes and part production are the purposes of CFK Valley e.V.. The versatile competences of market leading experts allow the covering of the entire value chain. It starts with educating of highly skilled employees and spreads over the part design and serial production towards the recycling of CFRP-components after use. All mobility branches like aerospace, automotive, rail way, marine systems, transportation as well as wind energy and mechanical engineering in general lie in the focus of the activities of CFK Valley e.V.