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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.

Today, there are more than 5.3 billion Internet users in more than 200 countries worldwide, or 65.7% of the global population — 4.95 billion, or 61.4%, of those use social media — and the numbers grow daily.

Many things would not be possible without the Internet or Open Source Software (OSS). Together, they are driving such new areas of tech innovation as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Unarguably, the Internet changed the world and is perhaps the greatest invention of the 3rd Industrial Revolution and beginning of digital transformation. It will forever continue to shape the world. Whether people realize it or not, anyone who uses the Internet today benefits from Open Source and companies — no matter what industry — not only trust Open Source but prefer it today because it has become the best-in-breed business model for faster innovation, increased efficiency and reduced costs.

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Here are a few highlights about our community members:

Sealed Air - OIN Member

Sealed Air develops many signature brands of packaging, including BUBBLE WRAP®.

WestRock - OIN Member

WestRock is the 2nd largest American corrugated packaging company.

epac - OIN member

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 | OIN Community Member

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 CaterpillarCNH 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 - OIN Member

Ebara contributes to the supply chain by designing the operation of infrastructure and industrial machinery.

OIN Community Members

Open Source Advocates | Capital Goods & Materials

Johnson Controls | OIN Community Member
Heidelberg | OIN Community Member
Caterpillar | OIN Community Member
Komatsu | OIN Community Member
Yokogawa | OIN Community Member
Pitney Bowes | OIN Community Member
WestRock | OIN Community Member
MTU Aero Engines | OIN Community Member
Freeport-McMoRan | OIN Community Member
Yamabiko - OIN Member
Mitutoyo | OIN Community Member
Muratec Machinery | OIN Community Member
Formosa Plastics | OIN Community Member

What Members are Saying

For more than 160 years, Heidelberg has been a leading provider of a spectrum of printing technologies used by the most respected print shops in the industry. We recognize the value of open source innovation in our firmware and increasingly sophisticated document management systems. By joining OIN, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation and supporting it with patent non-aggression in Linux and adjacent technologies.  
Christof HaustHeidelberger Drucksmachinen, AG