NORTH AMERICA—MENTOR, OHIO, May 24, 2017 — Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials (NYSE:AVY) recognized eight pressure-sensitive industry suppliers during the company’s fourth annual supplier recognition ceremony held May 23 in Mentor, Ohio. Winners were selected based on their performance in areas such as sustainability, innovation, service, and quality.
“Our suppliers play a key role in our mission to deliver value to our customers,” said Roland Simon, global vice president, procurement, Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials. “This ceremony serves as a platform to showcase our suppliers’ innovations and outstanding support, and to thank them for their collaboration.”
Supplier of the Year
Italy-based filmic liner supplier Siliconature was recognized as “Supplier of the Year” for their exceptional performance across multiple categories. “Siliconature has demonstrated the ability to consistently provide the highest levels of service, in many instances going above and beyond the norm,” Simon said. “They worked with us in true partnership to introduce advanced silicone technology on PET release liners, as well as collaborating with us to progress our 2025 Sustainability Goals.”
The list below details other companies recognized during the awards ceremony and their respective award categories.
Supplier Distinction Award
BO Paper, (Parana, Brazil), was spotlighted for their ability to help Avery Dennison introduce a mechanical pulp sheet liner in Brazil, which was then adopted in Argentina. Beyond this innovation, the company continues to have a strong and reliable service.
Best Emerging Supplier
Wampolet, (Shanghai, China): This award goes to the supplier that is growing with Avery Dennison globally while successfully meeting quality, service and innovation targets.
Best Indirect Supplier
SAP Ariba, (Palo Alto,California): This award goes to the indirect supplier that provided superior quality and service while continually improving their processes.
Best Supplier Sustainability
Lenzing Papier, (Lenzing, Austria): This award goes to the supplier that demonstrated both leadership and action to align with Avery Dennison’s sustainability policy to use responsibly sourced materials, comply with third-party verification processes and show clear commitment to innovation and continuous improvement in this very important area.
Best Supplier Service
Boise Paper, (Lake Forest, Illinois): This award goes to the supplier who in 2016 constantly met our availability targets and found ways to reduce overall supplied lead times.
Best Supplier Innovation
Verso, (Memphis, Tennessee): This award goes to the supplier that was a key partner in the successful implementation of new products and ideas in 2016.
Best Supplier Quality
Lawter, (Chicago, Illinois): This award goes to the supplier that in 2016 best demonstrated the ability to deliver defect-free material that exceeded the expectations of Avery Dennison and its customers.
About Avery Dennison
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. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.