Capital Goods & Materials
Behind the scenes, Capital Goods & Materials are critical to supply chains and business operations.
Capital Goods — including electrical equipment, machinery, construction and engineering technology — along with raw Materials — from chemicals, construction supplies, and packaging to metals, paper, and forest products — are necessary for virtually every business to meet consumer demands. They are also essential for firms driven to innovate faster and diversify their products and services. At the same time, Industry 4.0 trends —sustainability, light weighting, 3D printing, surface engineering, intelligent materials, nano-formulations, and advanced composites — are motivating companies to explore new ways to remain globally competitive.
As a result, both the Capital Goods & Materials industries are turning to technology-based solutions and Open Source Software (OSS) is part of their strategy.
Here’s how 5 OIN members are contributing to the future of capital goods.
ePac Flexible Packaging provides branded Consumer Packaged Goods’ (CPG) and became the 1st supplier in North America to build its entire business on the latest wide-web digital printing technology in 2000.
Rogers Corporation — acquired by DuPont in November 2021 — produces advanced electronic and elastomeric materials that are used in Electric Vehicles (EV), automotive safety and radar systems, mobile devices, renewable energy, wireless infrastructure, energy-efficient motor drives and industrial equipment.
OIN members such as Caterpillar, CNH Industrial and Komatsu supply machinery for the construction industry. ASSA ABLOY & Lixil are making products such as locks, doors, gates, mobile and bio-metric identity verification systems, smart bathrooms and kitchen products.
Ebara contributes to the supply chain by designing the operation of infrastructure and industrial machinery.
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What Our Capital Goods & Materials Members Say
Flex is proud to join OIN and help further the goals of the open source community. In our position spanning many industries, we are sensitive to the negative impact that the aggressive assertion of patents can have on innovation, and how excessive lawsuits can significantly dampen opportunities for collaboration, especially within the open source community. We are pleased to be an active participant in the effort to protect Linux and related open source technologies from the risk of patent litigation.
“For us, joining OIN is a statement. Linux has given MTU added value that can’t be expressed in euros. We have powerful software available for designing, configuring, and producing engines and for fleet management. One especially valuable aspect is the freedom to continuously further develop and refine perfectly tailored tools and methods to design and configure our high-tech products ourselves.”