Our History

Mars Africa is a wholly owned division of Mars Incorporated. Established in 1997, Mars has since grown to a Sub-Saharan business which employs over 400 Associates across three local sites in South Africa and a manufacturing facility in Kenya. The Sub-Saharan business is representative of four business segments namely, Petcare, Food, Gum and Confectionary. Among these are world-renowned brands such as PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, SHEBA®, CESAR®, IAMS®, EUKANUBA®, MARS®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, M&Ms®, BOUNTY®, SKITTLES®, AIRWAVES®, ORBIT®, ROYCO® and MASTERFOODS®.

The Mars Multisales Corporate Office is situated in Woodmead Sandton, with manufacturing facilities in Montague Gardens in Cape Town producing South Africa’s most loved brands such as Royco and Masterfoods and our Royal Canin Petcare manufacturing facility in Randburg Johannesburg-producing our Petcare brands. Our footprint extends across Sub-Saharan Africa with a Gum manufacturing facility in Nairobi Kenya.

At Mars our work ethic 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.

Mars Multisales Africa Timeline

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