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2010s

2017

New Nissin factory opening in Hungary for the production in the European region.

Nissin 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.

2016

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

Introduction of Patilliko brand in Europe.

2013

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.

2012

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

2011

Opening of the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
2000s

2008

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

2006

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

2005

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.

2004

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

Introduction of Nouilles Japonaises brand in France.

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™.
1990s

1999

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.

1993

Nissin Foods GmbH established in Germany.
1980s

1988

Construction of Tokyo Head Office building completed; Central Research Institute starts operations.
1970s

1977

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

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.
1960s

1963

Listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
1950s

1958

Invention and market introduction of Chicken Ramen, the world’s first instant product; Company name changed to Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.
1940s