The rapid development of the instant noodle industry has been a major highlight in the world of food business. These companies have successfully embraced innovation and technology to bring better and more diverse products to consumers.
In the world of convenience food, the global list of instant noodle companies is a testament to the universal appeal of easy-to-prepare fast food. These companies have made a name for themselves in the food industry by offering a wide range of instant noodle products that fit today's fast-paced lifestyles. Their innovations have turned a simple dish into a global culinary phenomenon.
This time we venture into the world of instant noodles and explore the leading companies that have left an indelible mark on our tongues and kitchen shelves.
Indofood (Since 1990)
A pioneer in instant cooking, Indofood offers not only noodles, but also condiments, cereals and snacks. Based in Indonesia, Indofood delivers a range of tempting brands such as IndoMie, Supermi, Sarimi, Sakura to the practicality of Pop Bihun. Soaring high in 2018, they managed to achieve a turnover of US$5.26 million, creating an unstoppable business spirit. As a workforce of more than 91,000 people, Indofood spreads deliciousness and innovation from island to island in Indonesia, even reaching 60 countries around the world.
Nissin Foods Holdings Co. Ltd. (Since 1948)
Since 1948, Nissin Foods has been a leader in the instant noodle arena with iconic brands. From Cup Noodles, Top-Ramen, Souper Meal to Nissin Raoh and UFO, the list of innovations never ends. They are not only noodle manufacturers, but also innovators in cereals, snacks, confectionery and beverages. In 2018, their remarkable achievements were reflected in sales of US$4.06 billion. With 2,200 employees spread across Asia, the Americas and Europe, Nissin Foods brings fast and delicious meals to every continent.
Nestlé S.A. (Since 1866)
Nestlé's more than 2,000 iconic brands have been part of our everyday lives. From the evocative aroma of Nescafé, the deliciousness of Maggi, the indulgence of Haagen-Dazs, the fun of Kit-Kat to the freshness of Perrier and beyond, each brand reflects a commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences. The company's success in 2018 demonstrated great achievements, with net sales increasing to $94.1 billion. More than just a company, Nestlé is a creative powerhouse with more than 308,000 culinary heroes working together in 190 countries around the world to bring unique flavors from every corner to life.
Uni-President Enterprises Corp. (Since 1967)
More than just a food company, Uni-President is a manufacturing center, a retail hub and an unstoppable distribution force. From instant noodles to dairy drinks, meat products, baked goods and edible oils, the exploration of deliciousness has never stopped. As we head into 2018, the remarkable accomplishments are reflected in the impressive numbers. Consolidated net sales of $14.3 billion are a true testament to the impact they have made. And behind this success are some 30,000 souls united in their passion for the Journey to Deliciousness.
Toyo Suisan Kaisha Ltd. (Since 1953)
TSK's portfolio offers an enticing array of tastes, from instant noodles to meat and sausage products. Iconic brands such as Maru-chan, Red Fox and Green Raccoon are also cornerstones of innovation. In 2018, sales totaled $3.4 billion, with the domestic instant noodle segment contributing $1.03 million. Their delicious footprint stretches from the United States to China, with a team of 4,732 employees. Toyo Suisan Kaisha is not just a company, but a culinary force that turns every taste into an unforgettable journey.
Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. (Since 1992)
Tingyi has changed the culinary world with impressive innovations. From instant noodles to baked goods, they explore the realm of processed foods with creativity. Through its subsidiaries, Master Kong Instant Foods and Master Kong Beverages, Tingyi also plays an important role in marketing and distribution. The year 2018 proved to be a resounding success. Annual sales reached US$8.7 million, demonstrating the huge impact they have made in the culinary world. A logistics network of around 108 warehouses across China also ensures smooth and efficient distribution.
Ajinomoto Co. Inc. (Since 1909)
Ajinomoto, a Japanese company that weaves harmony between food and biotechnology, has set the stage for deliciousness. From Masako to Sam Smak, their iconic brands are pillars of innovation and flavor. 2018 was a remarkable year, with net sales of $10.4 billion. Behind those numbers, more than 34,500 creatives worked to develop flavors and solutions that work. Beyond the statistics, Ajinomoto's global presence extends to more than 35 countries around the world.
Campbell's Soup Company (Since 1869)
The Campbell Soup Company has created an unforgettable history of taste with a wide range of foods, from delicious soups to convenient instant noodles, canned pasta, and indulgent beverages and snacks. Famous brands like Campbell's, Goldfish, Milano, and more embody the innovation behind every dish. In 2018, their achievements were reflected in sales of $8.7 billion. More than 23,000 flavor heroes work hard in 160 global locations to bring joy to every bite.
ITC Limited (Since 1910)
Established in 1910, ITC Limited is an iconic Indian conglomerate that offers diverse business experiences. From fast food to hospitality, paper to agribusiness and information technology, they have explored diverse horizons. In the fast moving consumer goods space, brands like Aashirvaad, Sunfeast, Yippee! and others cater to people's tastes and needs. With a turnover of nearly USD 10.8 billion, the company has over 34,000 employees working in more than 200 manufacturing units. ITC Limited, not only creates business, but also weaves a trail of innovation and memorable experiences.
Unilever Group (Since 1890s)
From food and drink to home care, beauty and personal care, the company has been at the forefront of inspiration. Brands such as Heartbrand, Hellmann's, Knorr and Magnum bring life to every dish. With annual sales of $56.9 billion in 2018, they operate in more than 190 countries, bringing taste, fragrance and convenience to every corner of the globe.
Source: IMARC Group