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Say Hello to Kansai's New Cup Noodle Factory

Ramen Shoryudo Shiga Kansai

We’ve never wanted to peel off the lid of a building as much as this one: Nissin’s new Cup Noodle Factory in Shiga Prefecture of Japan’s Kansai region. This is the company’s first new factory in 22 years and at 100,000 square meters, it stands as one of Japan’s largest food factories.

Nissin is, of course, the maker of Japan’s original instant ramen: Cup Noodle. As it happens, Cup Noodle is currently undergoing a bit or a renaissance in Japan in terms of popularity, thanks to the Japanese TV drama Manpuku, which tells the story of Momofuku Ando, who invented instant ramen.

The new factory “is equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities and IoT production technology enabling it to produce up to 1 billion serving of noodles annually.” That’s art director Kashiwa Sato (previously), who was tasked with the creative direction and interior design of the new factory.

For more information on this tasty new development in Kansai, read the original article from our friends at Spoon & Tamago via the link below.