Mars opened its Lithuanian sales office and petfood manufacturing facility under the name of Masterfoods in Klaipeda in 1993. Six years later company relocated to a green field plant in Gargzdai, where the company’s head office is located today. Lithuanian Sales and Marketing division is based in Vilnius.
In 2007 the company changed its name to Mars Lietuva.
Mars Lietuva employs more than 800 associates and is the largest petfood manufacturer in the Baltics. The factory’s annual output reaches 80 000 tonnes. WHISKAS, KITEKAT, EXELCAT and SHEBA wet petfood brands with more than 190 varieties in single serve formats are made in Gargždai and supplied to more than 30 countries in Europe.
In addition, we also market our globally renowned confectionary brands MARS, SNICKERS, M&M'S, BOUNTY, TWIX, MILKY WAY as well as UNCLE BEN'S rice and sauces and petcare products FROLIC and NATUSAN.
Since 2001 Royal Canin and since 2008 Wrigley are subsidiaries of Mars, Incorporated. They run their marketing and wholesale operations in Lithuania with ROYAL CANIN and ORBIT, SKITTLES, LOCKETS brands respectively.