Featured on this page are links to member companies, as well as trade associations, government authorities, and other organizations that are relevant to chewing gum or the ingredients used in chewing gum.
Main ICGA Member Companies
Arcor is a leading industrial group which specializes in the manufacture of sugar confectionery, cookies & crackers, chocolate, ice cream and other foodstuffs. It was born 60 years ago as a candy factory in the city of Arroyito, Córdoba (Argentina), with the aim of offering quality products at a fair price to consumers all over the world. At present, Arcor is the world's first candy manufacturer and the main exporter of confectionery from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru. Additionally, Bagley Latinoamérica S.A., Danone and Arcor's joint venture, is the largest cookies & crackers company in South America.
Cloetta, founded in 1862, is a leading confectionery company in the Nordic region, The Netherlands, and Italy. Cloetta manufactures and markets sugar confectionery, chocolate products, pastilles and chewing gum. In total, it has number 1 and 2 positions in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium and Italy and is also present in Germany and many other markets Cloetta products are sold in more than 50 markets worldwide.
Fimcobase was founded in 1996 at "Borgy El-Arab City Egypt",specializing in the gum base industry, Fimcobase is the major producer of gum base in Egypt and neighboring countries. Covering most of the Egyptian market, Middle East, and some countries in Asia and Latin America.
Gumcorp (pvt) Ltd.
Gumcorp is the largest producer of gum base in Pakistan having thirty years of experience in the confectionary and allied industries. Gumcorp started as producers of packaging material in 1967 and entered the gum base industry in 1980 as an agent of an international gum base producer. Local production of gum base started in 1993 in a joint venture with a European producer. Gumcorp became a completely independent gum base producer in 1998.
Gumlink Confectionery Company
Gumlink Confectionery Company represents a 50/50 joint venture between, the Danish company, Gumlink and, the large Turkish food manufacturer, Ülker. Gumlink has been developing chewing gum for more than 80 years with great success and has thus become the leading European B2B chewing gum manufacturer. Ülker is a company that has long been a major player in the Middle Eastern market with its own confectionery brands. Combining the unique expertise in chewing gum with state-of-the-art development and production capabilities in confectionery enables Gumlink Confectionery Company to offer profitable partnerships with a full-line, high-quality product portfolio. The product range includes all the currently best-selling products in the market as well as strong innovations, all mirroring the direction in which the confectionery industry is heading, but also allowing for unique customized solutions.
Lotte was founded in 1948 and this year celebrates its 65th year. The company name of LOTTE comes from the nickname of Lotte for Charlotte, the heroine in the novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, written by the great German literary figure Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and this name was used to represent the desire for the company to be loved by everyone. Today Lotte has grown into a general sweets producer familiar as "The Sweetheart of Your Mouth", though the wide variety of products Lotte offers including chewing gum.
Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Mars Wrigley Confectionery is the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections. With beloved global brands like M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, DOUBLEMINT®, SKITTLES® and STARBURST®, Mars Wrigley Confectionery brings smiles to faces around the world. Globally, the business employs more than 30,000 Associates, operates in about 70 countries and distributes its brands in more than 180 countries. Mars Wrigley Confectionery is globally headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. Based in McLean, VA, Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century long history, and more than 100,000 Associates in over 80 countries. For more information, please visit www.mars.com.
Maykim Gumbase Company was established in 2001. Although it is a new company, the legendary name of chewing gum industry Mr. Y. Pepo Pasarel’s 50 years gum and gumbase experience helped found Maykim. Maykim manufactures in its new modern factory located in Tekirdag-Corlu; it is based on 10.000m2 field and the building is 5.000m2. Maykim has the capacity to produce 10.000 tons of gumbase per year. Maintaining its place as domestic market leader, the company focuses primarily on exporting its products to the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia.
Mondelēz International is the world's largest chocolatier, biscuit baker and candy maker, and the second-largest maker of gum. Every day, their employees create delicious moments of joy by sharing the world's favorite brands-including Cadbury, Jacobs, LU, Milka, Nabisco, Oreo, Tang and Trident.
Perfetti Van Melle
Perfetti Van Melle is a privately owned company, producing and distributing candies and chewing gums in more than 150 countries worldwide. Employing over 18.000 associates and operating in 35 countries throughout the world, Perfetti Van Melle has a true global reach: it is present in the Asia Pacific Region, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Its corporate headquarters are located in Lainate (Italy) and Breda (The Netherlands). The global expansion of Perfetti Van Melle accelerated after the merger of Perfetti Spa and Van Melle N.V. in March 2001. In July 2006 the Group acquired the Spanish company Chupa Chups, famous all over the world for its lollypops. Perfetti Van Melle produces and markets global brands as Mentos, Chupa Chups, Fruittella, Alpenliebe, Frisk and Smint. Its main chewing gum brands include Mentos Gum, Vivident, Happydent, Vigorsol, Daygum, Brooklyn, Center and Big Babol. In addition to these international brands, the company offers a wide range of products which find their uniqueness and popularity in local markets.
Remik (Remik Kimya Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş.)
Remik was established in 1982 in İstanbul to produce gum base required for gum production of “Kent Gıda A.Ş.” which is a leading company in the Turkish confectionery market. Remik developed and improved itself to answer the requirements and needs of this leading confectionery company. With experience that has increased throughout years, production and quality understanding have also reached the highest level. Since 2002, Remik started to operate as an independent organization, serving and presenting its experience and knowledge in gum technology to customers all around the world. Since then, Remik has become a leading gumbase manufacturer in Turkey and a sustainable business partner for its stakeholders both in and outside Turkey.
Scientific Institutes working on Chewing Gum benefits and technology
FDI – World Dental Federation
FDI - World Dental Federation (FDI) serves as the principal representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programs, speaking as a unified voice for dentistry in international advocacy, and supporting member associations in oral health promotion activities worldwide. Over the years, it has developed programs, initiatives, campaigns, policies and congresses, always with a view to occupying a space that no other not-for-profit group can claim. FDI works at the international and national levels through its own activities and those of its members. FDI is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and is a member of the World Health Professionals Alliance (WHPA).
European Food Information Council (EUFIC)
The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) is a non-profit organization which communicates science-based information on nutrition, health, food safety and quality, to help consumers to be better informed when choosing a well-balanced, safe, and healthful diet.
Other trade associations relevant to chewing gum products
Federation of European Specialty Food Ingredients Industries (ELC)
The Federation of European Specialty Food Ingredients Industries (ELC) has contributed to key European food regulatory issues since it was founded in 1983. The ELC combines credible science and trusted experts to provide cutting edge information to the public and policy makers about the many health and functional benefits relating to specialty food ingredients.
Calorie Control Council (CCC)
The Calorie Control Council, established in 1966, is an international non-profit association representing the low-calorie food and beverage industry. Today it represents manufacturers and suppliers of low-calorie and light foods and beverages, including the manufacturers and suppliers of more than two dozen different alternative sweeteners and other low-calorie ingredients.
International Sweeteners Association (ISA)
The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is a non-profit organization registered under Belgian law representing manufacturers and users of low-calorie sweeteners.
Food safety authoritative bodies
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. In close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.
European Union legislation
EUR-Lex provides free access to European Union law and other documents considered to be public. The website is available in 23 official languages of the European Union. The contents of the site amount to some 2, 815, 000 documents with texts dating back to 1951. The database is updated daily and every year around 12, 000 documents are added.