About Us

Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison businesses around the world share one vision: to make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Our adhesive technologies, display graphics and packaging materials make products more engaging and brands more compelling. They bring greater clarity to surroundings, more insights to inventories, and added value to the information consumers and businesses demand. From apparel branding to consumer packaged goods; from vinyl graphics to RFID tags, Avery Dennison’s innovative functional materials play powerful roles in everyday lives.

Wherever we’re located, Avery Dennison sets the standard high, with cutting-edge adhesive technologies and materials that inspire packaging trends across industries and around the globe.

 

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 2012–2014.

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 Brand

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry.

Locations

With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016.

The Big Picture

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Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry.

With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. 

Leadership Bios

Our unique leadership development approach is distinctly Avery Dennison. It sets a clear, rigorous course for growing leadership in every business, region and level. The enables our leadership team to reflect a group of diverse individuals with breadth and depth of experience across the company and around the globe.

This allows our team to consist of distinguished and talented professionals who bring substantial real-world experience and expertise to the realization of our company vision.

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.

We Give You A World To Work With

When you join the Avery Dennison team, you have an opportunity to influence our industry, work towards a more sustainable future, impact the communities where we live and work, and contribute to innovations that support current and future customers. Most importantly, as part of our global team, you have the opportunity to build a career you love alongside other brilliant colleagues.

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

25,000+
Employees
50+
Countries
100+
Operations
6
Continents