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.
Cumulative sales of the Cup Noodles brand reach 40 billion servings worldwide.
Introduction of Patilliko brand in Europe.
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.
Introduction of the Soba brand in the form of cups and bags in Europe.
Opening of the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
The Nissin Group completes transformation to a pure holding company effective October 1, 2008.
Aggregate worldwide sales of Cup Noodles brand reaches 25 billion units.
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.
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.
Aggregate sales of Cup Noodle brand top 20 billion units since launch in 1971.
2002Food Safety Research Institute established.
Consolidated net sales exceed ¥300 billion for the first time; contracted as official supplier to the 2002 FIFA World Cup™.
The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum opens in Ikeda City, Osaka Prefectur, the “world’s first instant noodle museum”.
Lion for Cup Noodles campaign “Hungry?” at International Advertising Festival in Cannes.
1993Nissin Foods GmbH established in Germany.
Construction of Tokyo Head Office building completed; Central Research Institute starts operations.
Construction of new headquarters completed; main office moved to its present location in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
Shiga Plant and General Research Centre start operations.
Listed in the First Section of the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya Stock Exchanges.
Cup Noodles introduced; Kanto Plant starts operations.
Nissin Foods (U.S.A.) Co., Inc. established in Gardena, California as the company’s first overseas operation.
Listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
Invention and market introduction of Chicken Ramen, the world’s first instant product; Company name changed to Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.