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Avery Dennison Overview

Glendale, CA
10000+ employees
1935
Company - Public (AVY)
Chemical Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

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Avery Dennison – Why Work For Us?


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.


Our History

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.

1946
Avery incorporates and becomes, Avery Adhesive Label Corporation. 

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

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.

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.

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.

 
 

Materials science is in our DNA.

The pursuit of our 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.


Heritage

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 30,000 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 80 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.


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.

Eight Values. One Team.

Our culture is the foundation of everything we do at Avery Dennison, and our company values are the basis of that culture. These core values shape our behavior and support our business and people as we continue to grow.

 

INTEGRITY

We are driven by doing the right thing. Always.

COURAGE

We are brave in the face of adversity and the unknown.

EXTERNAL FOCUS

We get out to get better.

DIVERSITY

We gain strength from diverse ideas and teams.

SUSTAINABILITY

We are focused on the long-term health of our business, planet and communities.

INNOVATION

We use imagination and intellect to create new possibilities.

TEAMWORK

We are better when we work together and put others ahead of ourselves.

EXCELLENCE

We expect the best from ourselves and each other.

Build your future with us.

Are you looking for an opportunity where you can bring your unique skills and talents to work every day? Do you thrive on ideas and making a visible impact? Do you want to work with colleagues who are as excited about what they do as you are, and who are building meaningful careers? Consider Avery Dennison.

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, 


You make the difference.



Helping communities where Avery Dennison employees live and work.

The Avery Dennison Foundation advances the causes of educationsustainability 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.


Education

Grantmaking in education provides funding for educational improvements to elementary, secondary, post-secondary and/or vocational schools; and focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) or graphic and visual arts educational efforts. These grants direct services to populations who are traditionally underserved because of gender, socioeconomic status or geography.


Sustainability

Grantmaking in sustainability provides direct support for projects that conserve the natural environment and contribute to the social, environmental and economic well-being of communities.


Women's Empowerment

Grantmaking in women’s empowerment provides direct support for projects that address gender equality, equity and opportunities in Avery Dennison communities.

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avery Dennison (Oxford, OH) in September 2015.

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Avery Dennison Awards & Accolades

  • Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Barron's, 2018
  • Newsweek's U.S. 500 "Green Ranking 2017", Newsweek, 2018
  • #416 World's Best Employers, Forbes, 2018
  • Sustainability Award, Labelexpo/Label awards, 2018
  • #89 Wall Street Journal Management Top 250, The Wall Street Journal, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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