In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar.

  • Mars Associates all around the world seek to create mutual benefits for our business and the people and communities whose lives we touch.
  • As individuals, we demand total responsibility from ourselves; as Associates, we support the responsibilities of others.
  • A mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit will endure.
  • We use resources to the full, waste nothing and do only what we can do best.
  • We need freedom to shape our future; we need profit to remain free.