Nissin Foods Expands Operations with $228 Million Investment in Upstate South Carolina
In an exciting development for South Carolina’s Upstate, renowned global Cup Noodles manufacturer, Nissin Foods, is set to open a state-of-the-art $228 million plant in Greenville County. The move is not only a testament to the company's sustained sales growth but also a significant boost to the local economy.
Nissin Foods, headquartered in Tokyo and established in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, the inventor of the first instant ramen noodle, has experienced remarkable success over the years. The company's flagship product, Cup Noodles, revolutionized the food industry upon its U.S. debut in 1973 by introducing a convenient packaging that allowed users to prepare and serve noodles effortlessly.
Michael Price, President and CEO of Nissin Foods, expressed the company's commitment to expansion, citing South Carolina's Upstate, as the perfect location for their new manufacturing facility. The decision to invest in the Upstate region aligns with the company's strategy to meet the growing demand for its products, resulting in a consistent 27% sales increase in the first quarter of fiscal 2023.
The manufacturing facility, slated to be located at 1170 Bracken Road in Piedmont, will occupy a substantial 640,640-square-foot building. This significant investment is expected to create more than 300 new jobs, providing a substantial economic boost to the local community. Nissin Foods already operates US manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Gardena, California, making Piedmont, South Carolina the latest addition to its expanding footprint.
With operations expected to commence in August 2025, the Nissin Foods expansion project has received approval from the Coordinating Council for Economic Development. The council not only granted job development credits related to the project but also awarded a $250,000 Set-Aside grant to Greenville County. This grant aims to support the cost of necessary building improvements, reinforcing the collaborative efforts to make this expansion a success.
As Nissin Foods continues to thrive and innovate, the Upstate region of South Carolina welcomes this transformative investment, anticipating the positive impact it will have on both the local economy and job market.
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