Nissin Foods, a global company that produces instant ramen products, plans to expand its U.S. footprint by spending $228 million on new operations in Greenville County.
The company said in a news release from the Greenville Area Development Corp. and the state Commerce Department, that it will create more than 300 new jobs to meet growing demand for its product.
“Nissin Foods has seen sustained sales growth year-over-year, especially over the last five years, driven by unprecedented demand for our products,” Nissin Foods President and CEO Michael Price said in the news release. “As we developed the company’s expansion plans, we determined early on that Greenville, S.C., was the ideal location for our newest manufacturing facility.”
The company has announced plans to purchase a 640,640-square-foot building located at 1170 Bracken Road in Piedmont for its new Greenville County manufacturing facility. Nissin Foods also has existing manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Gardena, California.
“Greenville is among the fastest growing manufacturing cities in the country, and many other top brands are produced there,” Price said in the release. “In addition to being a significant milestone in Nissin’s history, this investment will allow us to optimize production capabilities, grow the organization, bring jobs to the community and continue to fortify our innovation pipeline.”
Launched in 1971 in Japan, Cup Noodles debuted in the U.S. in 1973, creating a product that could package, prepare and serve noodles all in one. For 65 years, Nissin Foods has created delicious and convenient Asian-inspired meals at an affordable value, the release stated.
“Greenville County welcomes Nissin Foods as it establishes its Southeastern manufacturing presence in Greenville County,” Greenville County Council Chairman and GADC board member Dan Tripp said in the release. “The company is a global leader in producing ramen products including Cup Noodles, Top Ramen and other delicious and convenient favorites enjoyed worldwide. We welcome Nissin Foods to our international community of companies and advanced manufacturing ecosystem.”
Operations in Piedmont are expected to be online in August 2025, the news release stated. Individuals interested in joining the Nissin Foods team should visit the company’s careers page.g