In 1948, Ambros, Inc. started doing business selling surplus beer from the military; brands like ”Iron City”, ”Acme Beer”, and ”Blatz”. In August 1949, the company registered formally with the government doing business as Ambros Incorporated. The company has branches in Saipan and Palau plus major distribution network that services Majuro, Ebeye, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Rota. The current wholesale portfolio includes Anheuser-Busch InBev, Kimberly-Clark, Mead Johnson, SC Johnson, Diversey Products, Bacardi-Bombay-Grey Goose, Wente Wines, Itoen-Aloha Maid, FIJI Waters.
Ambros, Inc. has always been a good corporate citizen. The company is a charter and founding member of the Guam Chamber of Commerce. It is a strong supporter of and contributes to many sports to include baseball, soccer, rugby, basketball, bowling, racing and softball not only in Guam but throughout Micronesia. It is also a main sponsor of the Guam National Olympics Committee (GNOC). In addition, it has contributed to island games and festivals throughout Micronesia as well as many charitable activities and fundraisers. The most recent commitment to the community was through the I Recycle Program. Along with seven other corporate partners, the I Recycle Program was founded on the sole mission to develop, implement and promote a recycling program on Guam to reduce the solid waste in the Guam Landfill while providing the Guam Public and Private Schools systems a means to raise funds through a pro-active educational program. It has been almost three years in the making but the program is now in full force and several containers of crushed aluminum cans were shipped and sold to a US aluminum recycler. The program has generated over $130,000 in funds- all going to the local schools: public, private and military.
Ambros, Inc. was founded by Ambrosio Shimizu, the company current owners are his sons: Frank S.N. Shimizu, President and Chief Executive Officer; Joseph S.N. Shimizu, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Paul S.N. Shimizu, Secretary. Frank S.N. Shimizu says, ”When we first started out in 1949, the first shipment to the island was 500 cases of Budweiser. Sixty four years later, we are still providing the best quality products to the island. We are an island company; our roots and homes are here in Guam. Ambros, Inc. has been at the forefront and will continue to give back to the community. We are glad to call Micronesia our home... our customers are our neighbors and our consumers are friends and families... it’s all good!”