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  • 22 Apr 2019

Avery Dennison opens I.Lab in India

Anil Sharma addressing customers

Avery Dennison has opened its first intelligent label innovation space in the Asia Pacific and Sub Saharan Africa region.

The new Avery Dennison I.Lab, located in Pune, India, is an interactive facility that provides customers and partners with hands-on experiences, live demonstrations and technical support, to help converters and partners explore the opportunities surrounding intelligent label solutions and RFID adoption. 

‘We are thrilled to be the third global ​I.Lab in India​. Through I.Lab, we are well-positioned to advance the creation, delivery and adoption of intelligent label solutions for businesses in various industries,’ said Pankaj Bhardwaj, senior director and general manager, Avery Dennison, South Asia, Avery Dennison. 

Modeled after the ​first concept lab in Oegstgeest​, Netherlands, this new I.Lab will demonstrate how Avery Dennison’s intelligent labeling technology can bring any item to digital life, catering to multiple industries including aviation, apparel, beauty, and food. By connecting the physical and digital world through unique item-level digital identities, businesses can benefit from improved inventory management and increased efficiencies throughout the supply chain. 

‘Tomorrow’s business requires ​smarter solutions that bring ​positive changes to the way we live, work and play. This investment in I.Lab reaffirms our commitment to spearhead co-creations of innovative solutions for tomorrow’s needs with our customers, partners and other stakeholders, in our communities across this region,’ said Anil Sharma, vice president and general manager, Avery Dennison, South Asia Pacific and Sub Saharan Africa. 

‘This new I.Lab ​is set to pioneer change and accelerate the development of intelligent labels that will bind ​the digital and real worlds together. Here in Pune, India, the ​I.Lab ​will be further augmented by our strong R&D capabilities at the Avery Dennison Innovation and Knowledge Centre (ADIKC) as we collaborate with customers and partners to develop ​more advanced intelligent labeling solutions across various industries,’ said Marcel Cote, strategic marketing director, Avery Dennison, South Asia Pacific and Sub Saharan Africa. 


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