The Factory is the fifth building you can purchase. It produces large quantities of cookies at a base rate of 260 CpS.


Factory achievements
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
Alabascream factory Self-manmade man Have 550 factories. 478
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


Factory upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
GearsNew Sturdier conveyor belts Own 1 factory Money 1.3 million Factories are twice as efficient.
"You're going places."
PinkGearsNew Child labor Own 5 factories Money 6.5 million Factories are twice as efficient.
"Cheaper, healthier workforce."
CyanGearsNew Sweatshop Own 25 factories Money 65 million Factories are twice as efficient.
"Slackers will be terminated."
OrangeGearsNew Radium reactors Own 50 factories Money 6.5 billion Factories are twice as efficient.
"Gives your cookies a healthy glow."
GoldGearsNew Recombobulators Own 100 factories Money 650 billion Factories are twice as efficient.
"A major part of cookie recombobulation."
RustedGearsNew Deep-bake process Own 150 factories Money 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 Own 200 factories Money 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 Own 250 factories Money 65 quintillion Factories are twice as efficient.
"Why didn't we think of this earlier?"
Hazelrald Gears Machine learning Own 300 factories Money 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 Own 350 factories Money 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 Own 400 factories Money 650 octillion Factories are twice as efficient.
"If you're bad at something, always do it for free."
Alabascream factory Behavioral reframing Own 450 factories Money 6.5 decillion Factories are twice as efficient.
"Through careful social engineering you've convinced your workers that "union" is a slur that only the most vile and repugnant filth among us would ever dare utter! Sometimes progress isn't in the big machines, it's in the little lies!"

Other UpgradesEdit

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
GrandmaAchieveNew Worker grandmas 15 factories and 1 grandma owned Money 6.5 million Grandmas are twice as efficient. Factories gain +1% CpS per 3 grandmas.
"A nice worker to manufacture more cookies."
SynergyGears Quantum electronics 15 Factories, 15 Antimatter condensers and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money 34 quintillion Factories gain +5% CpS per antimatter condenser.
Antimatter condensers gain +0.1% CpS per factory.
"Your machines won't even be sure if they're on or off!"
SynergyGearsII Temporal overclocking 75 Factories, 75 Time machines and "Synergies Vol. II" purchased Money 2.8 septillion Factories gain +5% CpS per time machine.
Time machines gain +0.1% CpS per factory.
"Introduce more quickitude in your system for increased speedation of fastness."
SynergySackII Printing presses 75 Banks, 75 Factories and "Synergies Vol. II" purchased Money 540 quadrillion Factories gain +5% CpS per bank.
Banks gain +0.1% CpS per factory.
"Fake bills so real, they're almost worth the ink they're printed with."
SynergySpaceshipII Shipyards 75 Factories, 75 Shipments and "Synergies Vol. II" purchased Money 1.02 sextillion Factories gain +5% CpS per shipment.
Shipments gain +0.1% CpS per factory.
"Where carpentry, blind luck, and asbestos insulation unite to produce the most dazzling spaceships on the planet."
Fortune factory Fortune #005 Random fortune from news ticker Money 10.111 decillion Factories are 7% more efficient and 7% cheaper.
"True worth is not in what you find, but in what you make."

In Cookie Clicker ClassicEdit

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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 by 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.


  • 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.
  • The flavour text "If you're bad at something, always do it for free" likely references the DC character The Joker saying "If you're good at something, never do it for free".
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