Mars Canada opens Maltesers chocolate manufacturing facility in Newmarket, Ont.

Canadian Vending
March 15, 2017
By Canadian Vending
Newmarket, Ont. – Mars Canada has invested $70 million in a 60,000-square-foot expansion of its chocolate manufacturing facility to accommodate production of Maltesers.

The company officially opened its expanded facility in Newmarket, Ont., which is now manufacturing and packaging the Maltesers brand of chocolate.

The expansion will create up to 30 new full-time, highly skilled jobs, significantly increasing the company's manufacturing capacity in Ontario to serve the growing North American market, Mars said in a news release.

Maltesers produced at the facility will be sold across Canada and the United States, where the product is being launched for the first time.

"This expansion builds on Mars' rich history in Canada and comes at an exciting time for our overall investment and growth in Canada," said Jeremy Daveau, general manager of Wrigley Canada, a division of Mars Canada.

Operating at peak capacity, the facility will employ up to 150 associates, the company said.

Created in England in 1936 by Forrest Mars Sr. and first sold in 1937, Maltesers contain a crisp, honeycombed centre covered in chocolate. Canadians are encouraged to engage with the product online using #HaveABall.

Mars Chocolate currently produces the Mars, Milky Way and 3 Musketeers brands at its Newmarket factory, which is nut-free.

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