Import and Export Business
"We connect our customers to the world"
One of the primary responsibilities of the Overseas divisions is the importation and primary wholesale of food products and general goods from South America, Europe and Asia. We have acquired exclusive distribution rights to Brazil’s most popular carbonated drink, Guarana-Antarctica, among a set of other foreign food products that we actively import.
On the opposite side, the overseas division and related sectors also export used autos to various regions around the world, from high-end luxury vehicles to specialized construction machinery.
The overseas division is also active sponsor and organizer for many cultural fairs and exchanges here in Japan.
Guarana Antarctica is a guarana beverage made with 100% guarana seeds that are taken from the Amazon basin. It is an overwhelmingly popular drink in Brazil (the world’s 3rd largest beverage consumer market). When ranked among other guarana beverages and brands it comes in as the 4th most consumed beverage in the world. It has a sales volume of 800 million liters per year and it ranks in the top 15 best-selling beverages list.
Brazil Antarctica Inc. (now AmBev Inc.), succeeded in eliminating the bitterness and astringency from guarana seeds and launched the manufacturing of the guarana beverage in the beginning of the last century.
"AmBev" The World's 5th Largest Beverage Manufactures
Companhias das Bebidas das Americas (AmBev) merged with Brazil’s 2nd largest beverage manufacturer (Bram Inc.) in July of 1999. It is Latin America’s largest beverage manufacturer and the 5th largest in the world. Its leading products are beer (80% of sales), carbonated beverages (17% of sales). It is a large beverage manufacturer with 17,000 employees in Japan, 26 beer factories, 26 carbonated beverage factories, and 6 factories overseas