Did you know that the Mates condoms brand is now 20 years old? Mates condoms are the 2nd largest condom manufacturer in the UK with a range of premium condoms, a loyal customer base and very strong brand awareness. Mates brand has undergone numerous re-launches with some pretty impressionable and memorable campaigns some of which have won awards.
Over the past 20 years Mates has evolved and developed to keep up with market changes, consumer demand and new product developments whilst always standing for safety and reliability. It is this consistency which has kept Mates a key player in the condom market. Mates can now be purchased in a variety of stores on the High Street, within major supermarkets, chemists and pharmacies.
Richard Branson launched Mates condoms in the UK in 1987 to promote condoms to young adults at a low price point as awareness of HIV and AIDS grew. A year later Ansell, who were initially manufacturing the condoms for the Virgin brand, bought Mates.