Wrigley Invests in $63 Million State-of-the-Art Factory in Kenya

Mars, Incorporated’s gum making subsidiary to build new plant in Africa
May 7, 2015 12:00 PM ET

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, has announced it will build a new $63 million dollar factory in Kenya. The new factory will help to create sustainable long-term growth in the region as part of Mars, Incorporated’s wider commitment to building its business in Africa. 

Works have already started on the state of the art new facility to be built on a 20-acre piece of land in Mavoko, Machakos County. The plant is expected to create a number of new jobs when it starts production of household name brands in the first quarter of 2017. It will replace an existing plant located in Nairobi’s Industrial Area, which Wrigley has operated since 1972.

The official ground breaking ceremony in April was attended by Wrigley President Martin Radvan, US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec and the Hon. Adan Mohamed, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Enterprise Development. Also present was the Governor of Machakos County, Dr. Alfred Mutua.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business with more than a century of history and some of the best-loved brands in the world including M&M’S®, PEDIGREE®, DOUBLEMINT® and UNCLE BEN’S®. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars has more than $33 billion in sales from six diverse business segments: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience. More than 75,000 Associates across 73 countries are united by the company’s Five Principles: Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutuality and Freedom and strive every day to create relationships with stakeholders that deliver growth we are proud of as a company. 

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