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Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion.

Sustainability

Where does change begin? Change begins on the inside—inside companies, products and communities. By virtue of our business, we’re well positioned to make change happen from inside. We’re a force for good embedded in industries and communities worldwide, challenging ourselves and others to reach higher and think bigger to improve the quality of all life. See our process by downloading our full sustainability report 2014–2016.

Avery Dennison 2025 Sustainability Goals

The signs are all around us, the Earth is changing. Our labeling world is changing to. With this in mind, what will labeling, as we know it, look like in five years? Ten? That's up to us, as we think bigger when to comes to the future of label and graphic materials and our impact on the industry and the world.

Our Company

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials.

Locations

Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion.

Leadership Bios

The Avery Dennison Company Leadership team consists of distinguished and talented professionals who bring substantial real-world experience and expertise to the realization of our company vision.

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Factory Floor Worker

The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets.

The Avery Dennison Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Avery Dennison Foundation advances the causes of education, sustainability and women’s empowerment in the communities where Avery Dennison employees live and work and encourages employee engagement with a spirit of invention and innovation, improving the quality of life for the people in their communities.

Build Your Future With Us

Working for Avery Dennison can make a meaningful difference to your future. Here, you can grow your career with a company that has innovation in its DNA and is helping create a more sustainable world. You’ll have the strength of a global market leader behind you as you make an impact in an open, collaborative culture where diversity of thought is encouraged and respected.

Our History

Ray Stanton Avery 1335 Avery Adhesives 1940 Kum-Kleen adhesives 1935

1935

The Avery Dennison story begins with a few spare parts, $100, and one very bright idea.

1935
The first Avery labels were simple, round price stickers. Stan Avery chose Kim Kleen Products as his original company name to advertise the ability of a self-adhesive lable to be removed without leaving a mark.

1940
Stan Avery and his 19 employees stand in front of the Fourth Street location to which the company moved in 1940. Today, our operations are in more than 50 countries and over more than 25,000 employees worldwide.

RFID inlays

1946
Avery incorporates and becomes, Avery Adhesive Label Corporation. 

1955
Avery goes international. Also, one of our earliest known Avery trade show exhibits.

Ray Stanton Avery 1335 William Sessions 1947 The Dennison Swiftach fastening system 1960

 

1960
Our Fasson brand base materials found a wide variety of product applications.

1969
Avery obtained a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. In the photo, Stan Avery, Russ Smith and the president of the New York Stock Exchange watch as Avery's symbol appears on the electronic board of the NYSE for the first time.

1975
Avery constructed an entirely solvent-free plant at Peachtree City, Georgia.

RFID inlays

2004
First ‘content insensitive’ Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) label is created.

2009
Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions is formed, repositioning the Corporation’s second largest business unit.

avery dennison acquisitions

 

2016
Avery Dennison completes acquisition of European business of Mactac from Platinum Equity.

2017
Avery Dennison acquires Finesse Medical, an Irish-based company that brings new products, manufacturing capabilities in high-value healthcare materials business.

2017
Avery Dennison completes the acquisition of Yongle Tape Company Ltd., a manufacturer of specialty tapes and related products.

 

Our Global Reach

30,000+
Employees
50+
Countries
100+
Operations
6
Continents