About Mars

Mars in the Russia

Mars is one of the largest companies in the CIS in the realm of pet food products and pet care, chocolate, chewing gum, and food products. Mars has more than 7000 Associates working in 13 countries of the region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Every day they bring to life the Mars principles, which introduce changes for the better in the lives of people and the planet from the results of their work. Find out more in a Review of the Mars principles in action.

Mars in Russia

Mars started business in Russia in 1991 and in 1995 opened its first factory (a plant in Stupino near Moscow) to produce chocolate. That same year we began production of cat and dog food at the first factory for production of pet foods at Luzhniki in the Stupino area. In 2008, as a result of the acquisition of Wrigley by Mars, the A.KORKUNOV® brand became part of Mars Chocolate. Currently, Mars has 9 factories in Russia to produce pet food, chocolate, chewing gum, and confectioneries in 4 different regions of Russia. Over two decades Mars, Incorporated has invested more than one billion US dollars in the Russian market.

Mars brands in Russia: Chocolate – SNICKERS®, M&M’S®, A.KORKUNOV®, DOVE®, MARS®, MILKY WAY®, MALTESERS®, BOUNTY®, TWIX®; Petcare – PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, SHEBA®, CESAR®, PERFECT FIT®, CHAPPI®, KITEKAT®; Wrigley – ORBIT®, ECLIPSE®, 5®, DOUBLEMINT®, WRIGLEY’S SPERAMINT®, HUBBA BUBBA®, SKITTLES®, STARBURST®; Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®.

Mars in Ukraine

Mars entered the Ukrainian market in 1994, and focused its efforts on two goals – chocolate production and products for pets. In 1998 a representation office was opened in Kiev, and since 2004 this has become an independent division, with its own Board of Directors. At the moment, more than 200 Associates work at Mars Ukraine, and they sell the company's product in all areas of the country. Mars occupies leading positions in the Ukrainian market for pet food and pet care product, and is in the top five leaders in the chocolate production segment. In Ukraine, Mars offers such well-known and favorite brands as SNICKERS®, MARS®, TWIX®, BOUNTY ®, M&M’S®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, CHAPPI®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, SHEBA®, and others.

Mars in Central Eurasia and Belarus

Mars in Central Eurasia and Belarus includes the countries of Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kirghizia, Moldova, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, and Turkmenistan. This division of the company opened in 2010 with representation in the cities of Almaty and Minsk. The company's activity in the region is focused on three business segments – chocolate production, pet products, chewing gum, and confectioneries. Mars production is well known and loved by consumers in Central Eurasia and Belarus. The following brands are represented in the region: Chocolate - SNICKERS®, M&MS®, TWIX®, DOVE®, MARS®, BOUNTY®, MILKY WAY®, A.KORKUNOV®; Petcare - WHISKAS®, SHEBA®, KITEKAT®, CATSAN®, PEDIGREE®, CHAPPI®; Wrigley - ORBIT®, SKITTLES®, RONDO®, ECLIPSE®.

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The Principles in Action Summary

Discover how we are making a difference to people and the planet through our performance and where we are still seeking the best way forward
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Our Business Segments

We have four business segments in CIS: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley and Food

The Five Principles of Mars - Our Principles in Action

The Five Principles of Mars

The Mars Five Principles of Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom are the foundation of our culture and our approach to business.
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Our History

Since the release of the Milky Way bar Mars, Incorporated has grown into a company of global scope.
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Global Leadership

Mars, Incorporated is governed by our board of directors, management team and global advisors.
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Where we operate

As one of the leading food manufacturers in the world, Mars has a significant international presence in more than 73 countries.

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