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Mars Canada Limited
Type Private
Founded 1940
Headquarters Bolton, Ontario, Canada
Key people Frank C. Mars (founder)
John Mars (chairman)
Mars family (owners)
Industry Confectionery manufacturing
Products Mars Bar · M&M's · Snickers ...
Revenue US$18 billion (2005)[1]
Employees 39,000 (2005)[1]
Website Mars Canada

Mars Canada Ltd is the Canadian division of Mars, Incorporated a privately held multi-national company and a world leader in food, pet care products and confectionery products.


Company history

The Canadian Company began its operation in the late 1940’s as a branch of Uncle Ben’s Inc. In 1967, the first Canadian office was opened in Montreal, moving to Toronto in 1972. In 1974, the branch was replaced by a Canadian Corporation and named Effem Inc. In 2007, Effem was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, as published in Maclean's magazine.[2] Previously it was known as Effem Ltd which was named after the original founder(Frank), his wife(Ethel) and their son; Forrest E. Mars

Office locations

Mars Canada's National Office is located in Bolton, Ontario, 20 minutes north of Pearson International Airport and an easy 40 minute commute to downtown Toronto.

Also located in Bolton is the petfood manufacturing facility and the food manufacturing facility.

The confectionery facility is located in Newmarket, Ontario, some 40 minutes north-east of the National Office.


The Mars portfolio has five of the world's leading Confectionery brands, including the Mars Bar, Snickers Bar, Skittles and Twix Cookie Bars, and the worlds single largest candy brand, M&M's Chocolate Candies.

Canadian brands :


  • Uncle Ben's

Confectionery Products

Pet Food

External links

Notes and references



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