Nongshim (Nongshim Co., Ltd.) is South Korea’s largest processed food manufacturer, specializing in instant noodles and snacks. The company was established under the name Lotte Industrial Company on September 18, 1965, in South Korea and changed its name in March 1978. Its products are sold around the world. Nongshim makes Shin Ramyun, Beef Bowl Noodle Soup, Chapagetti noodle and a wide variety of snacks including shrimp crackers called Saewookkang, which are similar to Kappa Ebisen, which is produced by Calbee.
Nongshim has ten subsidiary companies, which are grouped together under the holding company, Nongshim Group. The companies include Mega Mart, which deals with distribution and discount stores, Taekyung Nongsan, Korea’s largest dry-food manufacturer and Youlchon Chemistry, which deals with packaging.