Philips AVENT is a company based in England manufacturing baby bottles, breast pumps, and other baby feeding and health accessories. AVENT came from the sub brand Avent Naturally which was launched by a Company called Cannon Rubber (est.1936). The Brand was created in 1984 to launch a new type of baby bottle that was short with a wide neck. Avent was the first baby feeding company to produce teats from odourless and tasteless silicone as well as other patented innovations such a steam and microwave steriliser and piston-free breast Pump. In 2005 Charterhouse Venture Capital bought the company, then known as Cannon Avent from the Atkin family (second generation owners.) They then sold it in 2006 to Philips and the company became Philips AVENT.