As the Chinese operations of Mars, Incorporated, Mars China represents one of the world's leading food companies encompassing petcare, chocolate and Wrigley businesses contributing to more than $30 billion annually across the globe.
Mars Petcare China and Royal Canin China
With more than 33,000 Associates in 199 locations around the world, Mars Petcare is the largest business segment of Mars Incorporated. As one of the world’s leading pet care providers, Mars owns the most influential London-based WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition, providing tremendous resources and advanced technology. Mars Petcare is dedicated to “A Better World for Pets”.
Headquartered in Beijing, Mars Petcare China is one of China’s leading pet care providers. Mars Petcare China makes several global iconic products including PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, and CESAR®.
Since entering China’s market in 1995, we have always been committed to educating people on how to feed pets in a scientific and correct manner, as well as promoting the development of pet care industry. Extensive cooperation with veterinary institutions, animal welfare organizations, university research centers, media and pet clubs is needed to advocate the notion of “Being a responsible pet owner” in the whole society and help consumers establish the correct pet feeding concept.
Based in Aimargues, France, Royal Canin Pet food Co., Ltd. was established in 1967, as a subsidiary company to Mars. Entering China’a market in 1994, the company set up its headquarters in Shanghai.
As one of the most famous high-end pet food manufacturers in the world, Royal Canin is committed to develop innovative and high-quality products. Taking full consideration of the unique characteristics of cats and dogs, we established a wide range of product lines designed to provide specific and precise nutritional solutions for these pets, and provide healthy and nutritious food for the growing number of cats and dogs in China’s market.
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Mars Chocolate China
As one of the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers, we are committed to bringing more happiness to consumers around the world. Mars Chocolate employs more than 13,000 associates across 110 sites worldwide, and has many global iconic brands. In China, our brands include DOVE®, SNICKERS®, M&M’S® , Crispy®.
As one of the major sponsors, Mars supported the 11th Asian Games in Beijing under the brand of M&M's® in 1990. In 1993, Mars Foods (China) Co., Ltd. was officially established in Beijing, becoming one of the earliest foreign-owned enterprises to enter China. In the same year, our chocolate manufacturing site were set up and put into operation. In 1996, the headquarters of Mars China as well as the chocolate factory were built in Huairou, Beijing. In 2008, SNICKERS® was declared as the official chocolate of the Beijing Olympic Games, with Mars China as one of sponsors of this sports event.
Today, Mars owns two chocolate factories in China, located in Huairou District, Beijing and in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province. Our products are sold in every corner of China as well as exported to many countries and regions. In addition, over the past years, Mars China has maintained continuous business growth, provided a large number of employment opportunities to talents in China, and kept a bright vision for future development.
Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, chewy candies, and lollipops. The company has operations in more than 40 countries and distributes its world-famous brands in more than 180 countries.
Wrigley is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. Mars completed the acquisition of Wrigley in 2008, becoming one of the world’s leading chewing gum manufacturers.
Wrigley China is the largest confectionery company as well as the largest chewing gum manufacturer in China. Wrigley Confectionery (China) Limited and Wrigley Confectionery (Shanghai) Limited are 2 legal entities wholly owned by the Wrigley Company, registered in China in 1989 and 2001 respectively. Currently, Wrigley has 3 factories in China.
Wrigley brands in China include Doublemint® chewing gum and mints, Extra® sugar-free gum, Ta Ta® bubble gum, Pim Pom® lollipops, Sugus® and Skittles chewy candies, Juicy Fruit® chewing gum, Wrigley’s Spearmint® chewing gum, Cool Air® vapor-release chewing gum and Wrigley’s Coffee Gum.
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