About Us

Avery Dennison

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.



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 materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials.


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

The Big Picture

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.

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


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

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.

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

Avery incorporates and becomes, Avery Adhesive Label Corporation. 

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


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

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.

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

RFID inlays

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

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

avery dennison acquisitions


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

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

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


Our Global Reach