The Factory is the fifth cheapest building you can purchase. It produces cookies at a base rate of 260 cookies per second.


Icon Name Description ID
GearsNew Production chain Have 1 factory. 46
PinkGearsNew Industrial revolution Have 50 factories. 47
CyanGearsNew Global warming Have 100 factories. 48
OrangeGearsNew Ultimate automation Have 150 factories. 116
GoldGearsNew Technocracy Have 200 factories. 151
RustedGearsNew Rise of the machines Have 250 factories. 212
BlackGearsNew Modern times Have 300 factories. 252
SilverGearsNew Ex machina Have 350 factories. 283
Hazelrald Gears In full gear Have 400 factories. 343
Mooncandy gears In-cog-neato Have 450 factories. 356
Astrofudge factory Break the mold Have 500 factories. 402
Factory Monument1 v15 The incredible machine Make 10 quadrillion cookies just from factories. 138
Factory Monument2 v15 Yes I love technology Make 100 sextillion cookies just from factories. 193
PinkGear Labor of love Make 1 nonillion cookies just from factories. 297
10Gear Patently genius Reach level 10 factories. 311


Icon Name Quantity needed Base price (cookies) Description ID
GearsNew Sturdier conveyor belts 1 1.3 million Factories are twice as efficient.
"You're going places."
PinkGearsNew Child labor 5 6.5 million Factories are twice as efficient.
"Cheaper, healthier workforce."
CyanGearsNew Sweatshop 25 65 million Factories are twice as efficient.
"Slackers will be terminated."
OrangeGearsNew Radium reactors 50 6.5 billion Factories are twice as efficient.
"Gives your cookies a healthy glow."
GoldGearsNew Recombobulators 100 650 billion Factories are twice as efficient.
"A major part of cookie recombobulation."
RustedGearsNew Deep-bake process 150 65 trillion Factories are twice as efficient.
"A patented process increasing cookie yield two-fold for the same amount of ingredients. Don't ask how, don't take pictures, and be sure to wear your protective suit."
BlackGearsNew Cyborg workforce 200 65 quadrillion Factories are twice as efficient.
"Semi-synthetic organisms don't slack off, don't unionize, and have 20% shorter lunch breaks, making them ideal labor fodder."
SilverGearsNew 78-hour days 250 65 quintillion Factories are twice as efficient.
"Why didn't we think of this earlier?"
Hazelrald Gears Machine learning 300 65 sextillion Factories are twice as efficient.
"You figured you might get better productivity if you actually told your workers to learn how to work the machines. Sometimes, it's the little things..."
Mooncandy gears Brownie point system 350 65 septillion Factories are twice as efficient.
"Oh, these are lovely! You can now reward your factory employees for good behavior, such as working overtime or snitching on coworkers. 58 brownie points gets you a little picture of a brownie, and 178 of those pictures gets you an actual brownie piece for you to do with as you please! Infantilizing? Maybe. Oodles of fun? You betcha!"
Astrofudge factory "Volunteer" interns 400 650 octillion Factories are twice as efficient.
"If you're bad at something, always do it for free."

Grandma Form(s)Edit

Purchasing 15 Factories allows for the purchasing of a Grandma upgrade and a new Grandma type.

Icon Name Quantity Needed Price (cookies) Description ID #
GrandmaAchieveNew Worker grandmas 15 factories and 1 grandma 6.5 million Grandmas are twice as efficient. Factories gain +1% CpS per 3 grandmas.
"A nice worker to manufacture more cookies."

In Cookie Clicker ClassicEdit

Factoryicon Factory
Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field

The Factory is the third-cheapest item you can purchase. It will give you 20 cookies every 5 seconds. It costs 500 cookies to start and will increase 10% each consecutive purchase.

Purchasing your first Factory increases Grandma output by +1 Cookie per 5 seconds. It will also cause some grandmas to wear blue work suits and yellow hard hats.


  • You need at least 15 factories to purchase the "Worker Grandmas" upgrade.
  • Factories will be the first buildings to have their dungeons.
  • Factories are the first building to reach 1,000,000,000,000,000 (1 quadrillion) at 200 buildings purchased or less.
  • When you have 50 Factories on the beta (v.1.037 beta), you unlock Dungeons.
  • In Cookie Clicker Classic,the mines were unlocked after the factories,but in cookie clicker update 1.0 this was changed the other way around.
  • The achievement "The incredible machine" likely refers to the series with the same name, "The Incredible Machine".
  • The achievement "Rise of the machines" is a reference to movie Terminator 3: Rise of the machines.
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