[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Highlights during 56 years of development of Nongshim, biggest instant noodle brand in South Korea (1965)

31-07-2022

(worldkings.org) Nongshim Co., Ltd. is a South Korean food and beverage company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

 

Nongshim products include ramyun (instant noodles), snacks, and bottled water. Nongshim has 10 affiliates: Nongshim Holdings, Taekyung Nongsan, Youlchon Chemistry, Mega Mart, Nongshim Communication, NDS (Nongshim Data System), Nongshim Engineering, Youlchol Foundation, Hotel Nongshim, and Nongshim Development.

(WOWTIMES) Nongshim’s history and achievements

  • 1965: Nongshim was established under the name Lotte Food Industrial Company. The company introduced its first ramyun
  • 1971: Shrimp Crackers, the Nongshim’s first snack brand, is developed
  • 1978: Nongshim changed its name from Lotte Food Industrial Company to Nongshim Co., Ltd.
  • 1981: The Anseong factory was built to specialize in powder soup, used to flavor the ramyun.
  • 1994: Nongshim introduced aseptic production system for cold noodles
  • Nongshim built factories in China in the late 1990s and early 2000s: Shanghai (1996), Qingdao (1998), Shenyang (2000), a second factory at Qingdao (2002), and Yanbian (2015).
  • 2005: Nongshim built a factory in Los Angeles
  • 2007: The Noksan factory was built to specialize in non-frying noodles and well-being (health) products.
  • 2010: Nongshim ranks first in the instant noodle sector of NCSI. Nongshim opens an office in Vladivostok, Russia.
  • 2015: The 50th anniversary of Nongshim. Nongshim ranked the 1st place in the instant noodle sector of NCSI (Korea Productivity Center).
  • 2017: Shin Ramyun became the first Korean food to be sold across whole Wal-Mart stores in the US
  • 2020: Nongshim achieved US sales increase by 35% in the first half of 2020. ‘Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black’ was selected as the world’s best ramyun by New York Times

 

Nongshim is the largest instant noodles and snack company in South Korea. Nongshim products are now exported to over 100 countries around the world. As of 2016, Nongshim has 11 manufacturing plants around the world: Korea (Anyang, Ansung, Asan, Gumi, Busan, Noksan), United States (Rancho Cucamonga, CA), China (Shanghai, Qingdao, Shenyang, Yanbian). There are 7 sales distribution offices in 4 countries outside of South Korea: United States, Australia, Japan, and China.

According to Wikipedia

 

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