Avery Dennison Company Information
Avery Dennison is easy to label: It's a global leader in the making of adhesive labels used on packaging,
mailers, and other items. Pressure-sensitive adhesives and materials account for more than half of the
company's sales. Under the Avery Dennison and Fasson brands, the company makes papers, films, and foils
coated with adhesive and sold in rolls to printers. The company also makes school and office products
(Avery, Marks-A-Lot, HI-LITER) such as notebooks, three-ring binders, markers, fasteners, business
forms, tickets, tags, and imprinting equipment. Perhaps its most widely used products are the self-adhesive
stamps used by the US Postal Service since 1974.
Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive labeling materials, office products and retail tag,
ticketing and branding systems. Based in Pasadena, Calif., Avery Dennison is a FORTUNE 500 company
with 2006 sales of $5.6 billion. Avery Dennison employs more than 22,000 individuals in 49 countries
worldwide who apply the Company’s technologies to develop, manufacture and market a wide range of
products for both consumer and industrial markets. Products offered by Avery Dennison include Avery-
brand office products and graphics imaging media, Fasson-brand self-adhesive materials, peel-and-stick
postage stamps, reflective highway safety products, labels for a wide variety of automotive, industrial and
durable goods applications, brand identification and supply chain management products for the retail and
apparel industries, and specialty tapes and polymers.
The company, which operates manufacturing facilities and sales offices around the world, has been
expanding its international operations through acquisitions, especially into China. The expansion has
benefitted the company to such an extent that Avery Dennison's international sales exceeded its sales in the
US each of the past three years.
The company has partnered with Microsoft to co-brand Avery Digital Photo Paper with Microso