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HISTORY

  • New Nissin Foods factory opens in Hungary for production in the European region.

    Nissin Foods is awarded TOP BRAND in the dry-ready-meals category by Lebensmittel Zeitung, based on GfK Consumer panel analysis of 5,000 brands in Germany.

    2017

  • Cumulative sales of the Cup Noodles brand reach 40 billion servings worldwide.

    Introduction of Patilliko brand in Europe.

    2016

  • Soba Cup is awarded TOP BRAND for its innovative packaging and preparation method by Lebensmittel Zeitung, the leading German weekly publication for executives in the food industry and trade.

    2013

  • Introduction of the Soba brand in the form of cups and bags in Europe.

    2012

  • Opening of the CUPNOODLES MUSEUM in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

    2011

  • The Nissin Foods Group completes transformation to a pure holding company effective October 1, 2008.

    2008

  • Aggregate worldwide sales of Cup Noodles brand reaches 25 billion units.

    2006

  • Nissin Foods marks a world first with Space Ram, developed for the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery.

    Development and implementation of Mini-Cup for Lufthansa, Air France and KLM.

    2005

  • Capital alliance with Hebei Hualong F&N Industry Group Co., Ltd., gives Nissin Foods Group the No. 1 global share.

    Introduction of Nouilles Japonaises brand in France.

    2004

  • Aggregate sales of Cup Noodle brand top 20 billion units since launch in 1971.

    2003

  • Food Safety Research Institute established.

    2002

  • Consolidated net sales exceed ¥300 billion for the first time; contracted as official supplier to the 2002 FIFA World Cup™.

    2001

  • The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum opens in Ikeda City Osaka Prefectur, the “world’s first instant noodle museum”.

    1999

  • Lion for Cup Noodles campaign “Hungry?” at International Advertising Festival in Cannes.

    1997

  • Nissin Foods GmbH established in Germany.

    1993

  • Construction of Tokyo Head Office building completed; Central Research Institute starts operations.

    1988

  • Construction of new headquarters completed; main office moved to its present location in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.

    1977

  • Shiga Plant and General Research Centre start operations.

    1973

  • Listed in the First Section of the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya Stock Exchanges.

    1972

  • Cup Noodles introduced; Kanto Plant starts operations.

    1971

  • Nissin Foods (U.S.A.) Co., Inc. established in Gardena, California as the company’s first overseas operation.

    1970

  • Listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.

    1963

  • Invention and market introduction of Chicken Ramen, the world’s first instant product; Company name changed to Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.

    1958

  • Establishment of Chukososha Co., Ltd.

    1948