PUNE, INDIA, August 31, 2017 – Global labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) officially announced the opening of their Innovation and Knowledge Center in Pune to support customers, partners and employees across South Asia Pacific and Sub Saharan Africa (SAPSSA).
“The Avery Dennison Innovation and Knowledge Center is made up of two key centers. The Knowledge Center, in collaboration with our industry partners, is an end-to-end training facility across both conventional and digital platforms,” says Darren Milligan, Senior Marketing Director, South Asia Pacific and Sub Saharan Africa, Avery Dennison. “The Innovation Center features a highly qualified and connected research and development (R&D) team with world class material science and analytical capability. Our investment to integrate these two centers into a single location will accelerate our product development and ability to deliver faster solutions to meet customers’ requirements.”
“Businesses today are gearing up for tomorrow’s challenges,” says Anil K. Sharma, vice president and general manager, Label and Graphic Materials, South Asia Pacific and Sub Saharan Africa, Avery Dennison. “As a pioneer of change, we aim to lead our industry to innovate across the full spectrum of the business. The Avery Dennison Innovation and Knowledge Center marks our commitment to build the future together with our customers.”
“Our customers in the South Asia region are leaning on us to help them go to market with better and more innovative products,” says Pankaj Bhardwaj, senior director and general manager, Labels and Graphic Materials, South Asia, Avery Dennison. “Our investment in this Center enables us to capture brand owners and packaging professionals’ insight and to develop the next generation of products, quickly and efficiently. In addition, the knowledge center shall continue to upgrade entire ecosystem's knowledge and skills for expanding label and graphic industry.”
The Avery Dennison Innovation and Knowledge Center is unique among the company’s global network of technology and innovation centers. This Center not only creates, it will also extend expertise to help label, packaging and graphic materials industry professionals with knowledge sharing and certification programs.