Sanuki Menki The Oldest Noodle Machine Maker in Japan

Sanuki Menki was established in 1910, and it is the oldest noodle machine maker in Japan.

Noodle-machine was invented in Japan and there are about 50 makers of noodle machine in Japan. Among them, Sanuki Menki holds the largest market share as a comprehensive noodle machine maker producing small-size machines for restaurants to large-volume fully automated systems.

In Japan, handmade noodles are very popular for their high culinary qualities; Sanuki Menki is well known as the maker that perfected the art of replicating the techniques of the legendary Sanuki-style of noodle making. Sanuki Menki has greatly contributed to the advancement of noodle-eating culture in Japan; it has played a key role in epoch-making and very popular events such as sales of frozen noodles by Katokichi; ever growing popularity of Sanuki-style noodles; and increasing consumption of Ramen noodles.

Sanuki Menki has a wide range of noodle-making products: udon noodles, ramen noodles, soba (buck wheat) noodles, fried noodles etc. Sanuki Menki, as the leader in the noodle industry in Japan, opened the Center for the Study of Noodle-Making Techniques more than few decades ago and its knowledge of noodle-making skills, techniques and other relevant know-how that has been amassed in its long history.

In recent years, Sanuki Menki has been growing internationally as well. Its products are used in more than 20 countries of the world, and it has affiliates and sales operations in Shanghai, China, Seoul, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia and Europe.

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