1940 – 60s

1949

Ambros, Inc. is founded by Ambrosio T. Shimizu, Vance O. Smith and Vicente Palomo.
Ambros becomes exclusive Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler and the Budweiser Beer distributorship begins. First shipment is limited to 500 cases.

1950

Ambros relocated from East Agana tin shack to Asan office and warehouse.

1965

Ambros moves to new facility in Tamuning.

1970s

1973

Ambrosio T. Shimizu purchases remaining shares from partners. Sons Frank and Joseph take over overall company operations.

New Distributorships:

Hiram Walker Products

(Ballantine’s, Canadian Club, Courvoisier, Kahlua, etc.)

Wente Brothers

Ironstone

1974

Marianas Pacific Distributors(Marpac) is founded – wholly owned subsidiary and branch located in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI).

1977

Ambros grows and expands to Yap!

1980s

1980

Ambros expands into Pohnpei and Palau!

1982

First Shipment to Chuuk.
Shimbros Audio is founded;
Paul S.N. Shimizu,
General Manager

1984

Moves to the new Anigua office / warehouse. Added a state of the art controlled environment warehouse (CEW)

1986

Establishes two divisions – Beverages and Tobacco/Liquor and Health & Beauty aids – to better service the community.

Joe, Paul, Ambrosio, August
Busch III and Frank during
an Anheuser-Busch visit in 1986.

1990s

1990

Shimbros International
in Palau is founded.
Branch located in
Malakal, Koror, Palau.

1991

New Distributorship:

Tambrands Inc.

(Tampax Tampons, Maxithins)

1993

New Distributorships:

SC Johnson

(Glade, Raid, Off, Pledge, Vanish, Windex, Shout)

Kimberly-Clark Consumer Products

(Huggies, Cottonelle, Kleenex, Kotex)

1995

Thomas G. Shimizu becomes General Manager of Ambros in January.

1996

New Distributorship:

Kimberly-Clark Away From Home Products

1998

Budweiser/Bud Light draft beer introduced. 

New Distributorship:

ITO EN (USA) Inc.

2000s

2001

New Distributorship:

Mead Johnson Enfamil

2006

New Distributorships:

Gloria Ferrer Wines

Beam Global Spirits

Lorillard Newport Tobacco

Commonwealth Brands Tobacco

Fiji Natural Artesian Water

2007

New Distributorship:

Kirin Beer

Cuvaison Estate Wines

I*Recycle Program is founded,
based on the leadership of
Frank Shimizu Sr., to improve
our community and assist our
schools on island in partnership
with six major corporations.

New Distributorship:

Michael David Wines

(7 Heavenly, 7 Deadly Zins, 6th Sense, Earthquake)

2010s

2010

New Distributorships:

Guam’s Own

(Locally Made Whisky, Rum, Aguayente, Vodka)

Sun Corporation

2011

New Distributorships:

Diversity Philippines Institutional Products

Jackson Safety

2012

New Distributorship:

Sealed Air

Obtains Bacardi Products in partnership with Bacardi Japan. Premium Brands (Bacardi, Grey Goose and Bombay Sapphire) are added to product mix.

2013

New Distributorship:

Heritage Bag Company

2014

South Pacific Distributors, Inc. (SOPAC) is founded – wholly owned subsidiary and branch located in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
The first shipment of Anheuser-Busch arrives inAmerican Samoa.
Ambros relocates to the new Harmon warehouse with 60,000 square feet of space!