About Mars South Africa

Mars South Africa was established in 1997, based in Rosslyn, Pretoria. Since then, the company has grown to include manufacturing facilities and Offices in Johanesburg, Rosslyn Pretoria and Cape Town. We employ over 530 associates across our full range of categories and functions. We provide a broad selection of Mars brands to the South African market across our four distinct categories: chocolate, food, petcare and gum. Among these are world-renowned brands such as PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, PERFECT FIT®, SHEBA®, CESAR®, ROYAL CANIN®,VETS CHOICE®, MARS®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, AIRWAVES®, ORBIT®, ROYCO® and many more.

Mars South Africa is part of Mars, Incorporated, a family owned company and one of the world’s leading branded manufacturers. How we work at Mars is guided by our Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Associates put our Mars Principles into action every day to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance.

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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

Mars Drinks office building

Our Business Segments

We have four business segments in South Africa: Petcare, Chocolate, Gum & 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.

Mars management team in Wrigley office

Global Leadership

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

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Where we operate

Mars South Africa operates in the Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

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