Our vision is to transform the packaging industry in a sustainable way, and usher in a new era of digital innovation.
Founded in 2018 by packaging industry veteran Sergei Ciachir, the Open Packaging Network (OPN) is a self-funded company headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. Our online marketplace, the OPN Platform, is the only next-generation B2B digital platform focused on the global packaging industry.
Armed with more than a decade’s experience in packaging procurement, sales, production, and distribution, the OPN team set out with a vision to transform the packaging industry in a sustainable way and to help offline businesses grow quickly by digitizing their processes and moving online.
Our Fintech-enabled B2B marketplace offers an incredible opportunity to access a vast new market and customer base and reinvents the way sellers reach business customers. Today, the OPN Platform services thousands of companies across the globe and is trusted by brands such as Unilever, 3M, Caterpillar and, L'Oréal.
The OPN Platform
The packaging industry has long suffered from challenges such as lengthy deal negotiation, lack of trust, quality of raw materials, non-transparent pricing, fragmented and slow distribution, and high CO2 emissions.
The OPN Platform is a data-driven B2B online platform that connects buyers, sellers and related services including:
- Trade finance
- Recycling packaging waste
Buyers can access new global and local markets, source new products or suppliers in a few clicks, match with verified sellers, and find better, more dynamic pricing.
Sellers can introduce new materials to a worldwide market and SMEs have the opportunity to enter the marketplace easily and affordably.
Moving toward a greener future
Sustainability is part of our DNA and our team is dedicated to helping our customers lower their carbon footprint and reduce CO2 emissions by offering tips, advice, and access to alternative local vendors and a range of innovative materials like biodegradable films, alternative inks, renewable materials, forest-friendly paper pulp, recycled materials, and plastic-free products.
In 2020, OPN was included in the World Business Angels Investment Forum’s list of Top 100 most promising startups for industrial transformation.
We put our users first
We work hard to deliver a great experience for our customers and earn their loyalty.
We move fast
We deliver by focusing on speed without compromising on quality.
We work together
Every success is a team success and we celebrate every win together
We are honest and transparent
We communicate clearly and openly and connect with others in a genuine way
We learn by doing
We challenge ourselves every day and never shy away from experimenting.
We are independent
There is no corporate-backing or other market control pulling our strings. We’re 100% tech for good!
Meet the team
The OPN team spans across almost every continent, including Europe, Africa, and India. The team all share the vision of working towards a more sustainable future and a greener packaging industry.