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Fresh off the conveyor belt

Published on Aug 17, 2014 11:16 AM

It may have only a 500 sq ft space for ramen-making, but Japanese ramen factory Kanezin churns out noodles for more than 50 ramen shops in Singapore, both standalone ones and Japanese restaurants that have ramen on their menus.

The factory is one of several which have set up shop to cater to the ramen craze here.

Kanezin, located near Boon Lay, opened in 2010, the same year that Ramen Keisuke opened its first shop here. It started out supplying the ramen chain, which now has five restaurants and a gyoza specialty outlet. Then other ramen shops came a-calling and it started turning out noodles for them too.

Kanezin, which shares its space with a local noodle manufacturer, started with just one noodle-making machine, then added another two years later. It had to cope with demand that has been increasing by 10 per cent every year.

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