• 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

  • 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™.


  • 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.
  • 1988

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


  • 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.

  • 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