Our story

On September 18th, 1965, Nongshim was established under the name Lotte Food Industrial Company in Seoul, South Korea. Since launching our first Ramen in 1965, we have expanded in every sense a company can. We grew our production line, developed a diverse range of delicious and nutritious products and have never been afraid of change. All this served to ensure we can fulfil our mission of delivering the flavours we love to your door, regardless of your location.

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Our story started in 1965 when we had one product to our name. Since then, we have increased our production outlay and established ourselves in over 100 countries. Nongshim has grown from strength to strength thanks to our customer's support, without you we wouldn't be able to continue with our mission, and continue making our history.

  • 1965

    Lotte Industrial Company is Founded

    Before Nongshim became Nongshim, we were operating under the registered name of Lotte. It wasn't until 1978 that we changed our name to Nongshim.

  • 1985

    Nongshim takes the instant noodle market by storm!

    We occupied the biggest share of Korea's instant noodle market and were selected as the official instant noodle supplier for the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul.

  • 1986

    Shin Ramyun is Developed

    Our hero product, Shin Ramyun, has sold over 1 billion packets since it was created.

  • 2004

    Nongshim is recognised by KCEOA

    Nongshim were given Korea's Most Outstanding Company Award by KCEOA.

  • 2015

    We turned 50!

    In September 2015, we had our 50th anniversary and were ranked the 1st place in the instant noodle sector of NCSI (Korea Productivity Center).



At Nongshim we want to challenge creativity and fuel our product development with passion. No matter how successful we get, we believe it's integral to our growth to stay true to our roots with honest, sincere professionalism.

We strive to always be your chosen deliverers of trustworthy products and services; we will never settle for what we have and will push our teams to ensure our supply meets your demand. Not being afraid of change, we will flex and mould ourselves to move with the flow of our valued customer's demands.

Excellence is achieved through continued learning and development, accomplished through Nongshim's strong willingness and commitment to endless research and creative thinking. We are dedicated to progress from our current achievements, and are proud to have a backlog of ideas in the pipeline; stay tuned.



All of our plants operate global quality management systems - ISO, HACCP, FSSC22000 and IPM (Integrated Pest Management), which ensure high quality in the entire value chain. We are also proactive in preventing customer claims and supporting our suppliers.

Nongshim founded a local subsidiary in Australia in January 2014 to expand the local distribution network and increase the awareness of its brands. Inspired by the fact that rugby is the most popular sport in Australia, we started to sponsor the Parramatta Eels as part of the strategy to pioneer the local market, while promoting a free tasting event outdoors and at Costco every week.