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 a glimpse at a few:
Sealed Air develops many signature brands of packaging, including BUBBLE WRAP®.
WestRock is the 2nd largest American corrugated packaging company.
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.