Avery Dennison

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Headquarters Pasadena, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1935
Type Company - Public (AVY)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Bemis, 3M, UPM-Kymmene

Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. With operations in more than 50 countries and 26,000 employees, Avery Dennison serves customers with innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent.

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Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry.

With operations in more than 50 countries and 26,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent.

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a Fortune 500® company with sales of $6 billion from continuing operations in 2012. We are based in Pasadena, California.

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The Avery Dennison story begins in 1935, with just a few spare parts, one very bright idea and a $100 loan.

Ray Stanton (“Stan”) Avery, a struggling clerk in Los Angeles, invented a smarter way for stores to price their products, then went on to pioneer the labeling industry.

With a few simple materials—primarily used machine parts and a saber saw—Stan created and patented the first self-adhesive, die-cut labeling machine. His practical genius would ultimately yield eighteen patents and establish Avery Adhesives as the company that transformed how brands and businesses deliver information. In 1990, Avery International merged with Dennison Manufacturing to become Avery Dennison. 

Today, we manufacture and distribute labeling and packaging  materials in over 50 countries and employ more than 26,000 people. The flexibility and responsiveness afforded by our company's global footprint enables us to service our customers at key points throughout their supply chain. 

In just over 75 years we have grown from one bright idea into a global corporation that continues to set new standards for quality and innovation in materials science.

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What We Do

Avery Dennison manufactures and distributes display graphics, labeling and packaging materials, retail graphic embellishments and RFID tags that companies around the world use to engage customers and efficiently manage their inventories. Our products are virtually everywhere you look, providing a crucial thread in the fabric of global commerce.

We sustain Stan Avery's spirit of curiosity through research, invention and development of new materials science products and processes. Our expertise in high-speed manufacturing, information display and management, logistics, branding, graphics and packaging enables us to impact a wide array of markets—from consumer packaged goods and apparel to transportation, architecture and healthcare.

We strive to make each customer's brand more inspiring and every process more intelligent.

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Global Markets

Avery Dennison's extensive experience in our core businesses allows us to purchase, process, and deliver needed materials to key points in our customers' supply chains with rapid and globally consistent execution. 

In the 21st century, the company will expand its footprint in emerging markets.

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Our company vision is to make every brand more inspiring and the world more intelligent.

The pursuit of this vision has compelled us to align our businesses into a focused, customer-driven company that specializes in materials science. Our in-depth pool of expertise and global scale enable us to deliver insights, innovative products and intelligent solutions to customers all over the world.

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Avery Dennison Chairman, President, & CEO Dean A. Scarborough

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Good progressive company.

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Pros: Very innovative company. Very excellent at employee development and mobility. Very customer focused. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Brea, CA May 2010 Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interview Details – 3 interviews over 4 weeks. The interview process was very traditional and involved all of the typical questions including those about strengths and weaknesses as well as those regarding previous employment and education.Full Interview

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
Northeast Ohio's Best Places to Work, North Coast 99, 2008

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