|Public Kabushiki gaisha|
|Traded as||TYO: 2897|
|Founded||September 4, 1948Izumiotsu, Osaka, Japanin|
|Headquarters||Osaka HQ: 1-1, Nishi-Nakajima Yonchome, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, Japan|
Tokyo: 28-1, Shinjuku Rokuchome, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
(President and CEO)
(Vice president and COO)
|Revenue||¥374,932 million (March 2011)|
|¥34,537 million (March 2011)|
|¥20,756 million (March 2011)|
|Total assets||¥409,748 million (March 2011)|
|Total equity||¥277,595 million (March 2011)|
Number of employees
|7,505 (as of March 31, 2011)|
|Parent||Nissin Foods Holdings|
|Subsidiaries||Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.|
Nissin Cisco Co., Ltd.
Nissin Frozen Foods Co., Ltd.
Nissin Chilled Foods Co., Ltd.
|Public Kabushiki gaisha|
|Founded||October 1, 2008(to take over the instant food business from the former Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.)|
|Headquarters||1-1, Nishi-Nakajima Yonchome, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, Japan|
|Parent||Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.|
The company was established in Japan on September 4, 1948, by Momofuku Ando as Chuko Sosha (中交総社 Chuukou-sousha). Ten years later, the company introduced the first instant ramen noodle product, Chikin Ramen (Chicken Ramen). Soon thereafter, the company name was changed to Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. (日清食品株式会社 Nisshin Shokuhin Kabushiki-gaisha). The company established a US subsidiary Nissin Foods in 1970 and, starting in 1972, sold instant ramen noodle products under the name Top Ramen. Instant noodles (1958) and Cup Noodles (1971) were both invented by Momofuku Ando. Nissin Foods has its headquarters in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
The company moved to its current headquarters in 1977, when the construction of the building was completed.
In 2007, Myojo Foods Co., Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Nissin Foods.
According to the company, the name 'Nissin' originates as an abbreviated form of the expression 「日々清らかに豊かな味をつくる」, coined by company founder Momofuku Ando, and representing his desire for the company. The expression can be loosely translated as "purely create great taste day after day".
Nissin Foods has established offices and factories in various countries, such as the United States (since 1972), Brazil (since 1981), Hong Kong (since 1985), India (since 1987), Hungary (since 1993), Germany (since 1993), Thailand (since 1994), China (since 1995), and Mexico (since 2000). Their products are also sold in the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Argentina, Central America and the United States.
Demae Ramen or Demae Itcho (Japanese: 出前一丁 which translates to "delivery one order'") was first introduced in Japan in 1969 and entered the market in Hong Kong the next year. Since then, it has become one of the most popular instant noodle brands in Hong Kong, with a wide range of flavours.
Nissin Foods have been criticized for using palm oil suppliers responsible for the destruction of rainforests, peatlands and abuse of human and labor rights. A demonstration was held at Nissin Foods US Headquarters on 29 June 2015.
Nissin Foods is not affiliated with the following: Nisshin Seifun Group Inc., Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., Nissin Healthcare Food Service Co., Ltd., Monde Nissin Corporation, and Nissin Kyogyo Co. Ltd. (including Nissin Brake Ohio and Nissin Brake Georgia).
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