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2012
New product range introduced in Europe:
Soba cups and bags.  

2011
Product range extension in Europe:
Top Ramen.
Product range renewal in Europe:
Cup Noodles.

2010
Demae Ramen Cups range introduced in
Europe.

2009
Capital alliance with MAREVEN FOOD
HOLDINGS LIMITED (formerly, ANGLESIDE
LIMITED), a Russian instant noodle holding
company.

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

2007
MYOJO FOODS becomes a wholly owned
subsidiary of NISSIN Foods; NISSIN
Shanghai Food Safety Research Institute
started operations.

2006
Aggregate worldwide sales of Cup Noodle
brand reaches 25 billion units.

2005
Nissin Foods marks a world first with
Space Ram, developed for the NASA Space
Shuttle Discovery.

2004
Capital alliance with Hebei Hualong F&N
Industry Group Co., Ltd., gives Nissin Food
Group the No. 1 global share.

2003
Aggregate sales of Cup Noodle brand top
20 billion units since launch in 1971.

2002
Food Safety Research Institute established.

2001
Consolidated net sales exceed ¥300 billion for the first time; contracted as official supplier to the 2002 FIFA World Cup™.

1999
Share unit (minimum trading unit) reduced
from 1,000 shares to 100 shares. The
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
opens in Ikeda City, Osaka Prefectur,  the
“world’s first instant noodle museum”.

1997
Lion for Cup Noodles campaign “Hungry?”
at International Advertising Festival in
Cannes.

1996
Guangdong Shunde Nissin Foods Co.,
Ltd., NISSIN-Universal Robina Corporation,
Shizuoka Plant and Shanghai NISSIN Foods
Co., Ltd. start operations.

1994
Nissin Foods (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Starts
operations.

1993
Nissin Foods GmbH established in
Germany; PT. NISSINMAS starts
operations.

1992
Long-life fresh noodles developed; Nissin
Rao introduced.

1991
Capital participation in Cisco Co., Ltd. (now
Nissin Cisco Co., Ltd.). Bangalore Plant of Indo Nissin Foods Ltd. starts operations.

1990
Capital participation in Yoke Co., Ltd. (now
Nissin York Co., Ltd.).

1988
Construction of Tokyo Head Office building
completed; Central Research Institute starts
operations.

1984
Nissin Foods Co., Ltd. established in Hong
Kong.

1977
Construction of new headquarters
completed; main office moved to its present
location in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.

1975
Shimonoseki Plant started operations;
Nissin-Ajinomoto Alimentos Ltda.
established in São Paulo, Brazil.

1973
Shiga Plant and General Research Centre
start operations.

1972
Listed in the First Section of the Tokyo,
Osaka and Nagoya Stock Exchanges.

1971
Cup Noodles introduced; Kanto Plant starts
operations.

1970
Nissin Foods (U.S.A.) Co., Inc. established
in Gardena, California as the company’s first
overseas operation.

1963
Listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo
and Osaka Stock Exchanges.

1958
Invention and market introduction of Chicken
Ramen, the world’s first instant product;
Company name changed to Nissin Food
Products Co., Ltd.

1948
Establishment of Chukososha Co., Ltd.