To know Mars, Incorporated is to understand our heritage, the Five Principles that guide us every day, and the objective of mutuality which is at the heart of how we operate, and has helped us become a successful global food business that delights consumers with our brands.
Mars is one of China’s earliest international food manufactures, with Wrigley entering the market in 1930. In 1993, Mars expanded its China portfolio to include chocolate and petcare products.
Today, Mars is one of China’s leading food manufacturers, with a registered capital of $227 million and more than $200 million in tax contributions over the past 20 years. Mars has seven production facilities, three R&D centers and four business segments in China with five business units: Wrigley, Mars Choclate, Mars Drinks, Mars Petcare and Royal Canin.
Mars China has 13,000 Associates across our headquarters in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou and 40 branch offices. In 2012, Wrigley China was recognized as “Best Employer of FMCG – Food Industry” by the China University Students’ Best Employers Survey.
Mars is committed to being a best partner in advancing China’s food industry and is a member of the following industry organizations: the China National Food Industry Association, the China Association of Bakery & Confectionery Industry, the China Chewing Gum Industrial Committee, the Chocolate Manufacturers Association, the China Cocoa Industry Association, the National Food Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Committee, China Pet Food Committee, National Companion Animal Standardisation Committee and the China National Advertiser Association.