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Nissin Foods to build $228m US facility

Nissin Foods USA has invested $228 million to construct its third manufacturing facility in Greenville County, South Carolina, US. The investment will enhance the company's manufacturing capabilities and boost its innovation pipeline, better aligning with consumer demand for its products. The company currently has two manufacturing facilities in the US, located in Gardena, California, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The 640,640-square-foot facility, which is said to bring hundreds of new jobs to the Greenville community, will manufacture various products from Nissin Foods' brand lineup, such as Top Ramen, Cup Noodles, Hot & Spicy Fire Wok and others, "with capacity for further expansion as needed," said the business. In addition, the plant will include solar panels, EV charging stations and electric forklifts, supporting Nissin Foods' goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. According to the company, to meet the rising demand for Nissin Foods' products, the Greenville facility is part of its broader business strategy, which includes a recent multi-million dollar investment in its Lancaster plant, resulting in a 15% increase in overall capacity. Michael Price, CEO and president of Nissin Foods USA, said: "For more than 65 years, our instant ramen products and brands have cultivated a loyal consumer base, which has fueled our relentless growth in the market. With the southeastern portion of the US being a priority market for Nissin Foods, Greenville's geographic accessibility, talented labour market, and competitive cost of living make it an ideal location for our new plant." He added: "Opening a third facility marks a critical turning point for Nissin Foods, solidifying our leadership position in the US market as we continue to grow the instant ramen category". Construction is scheduled for next month, with operations slated to commence in August 2025.

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