Mars Petcare is one of the world’s leading pet food and veterinary care businesses based in Bathurst.

Mars Petcare has been operating successfully in Bathurst since 1978.

In May 2015, Mars opened its new A$100 million state-of-the-art dry pet food factory reinforcing its commitment to Australian manufacturing and continuing its proud track record of regional investment. It represents one of the largest investments ever made in Bathurst. 

The facility is one of the most advanced and versatile dry pet food factories in the Mars Global network and accommodates 180 local workers to primarily service the domestic market. Mars has publicly stated that the business is a believer in sourcing, manufacturing and selling locally wherever possible.

The factory is equipped with the latest in modern and efficient equipment, energy efficient building design, lean workflow principles and the highest quality and food safety standards which has direct implications for competitive, low carbon Australian manufacturing. Its energy efficient build is expected to deliver reductions of 47% in future energy intensity and 40% in carbon intensity.

Mars Petcare has a number of leading brands including PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, MYDOG®, DINE®, ADVANCE™, OPTIMUM™, SCHMACKOS™ and IAMS™.