QubicaAMF Enters Exclusive Distributor Agreement with American Bowling Service in Japan

American Bowling Service (ABS) will serve as the exclusive Distribution Partner for QubicaAMF in Japan representing the full product line.

QubicaAMF Worldwide (QubicaAMF), the world’s leader and largest manufacturer of bowling and mini bowling products, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Distributor Agreement with American Bowling Service, Inc. (ABS) in Japan. Effective April 1, ABS will serve as QubicaAMF’s exclusive, full line distribution partner in Japan for capital equipment, automatic scoring, parts, supplies and pins.

ABS is the largest distributor and manufacturer of bowling supplies in the Far East, celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2014. The company was established in 1964, as a distributor of bowling balls in Japan and currently has headquarters in Ota-ku, Tokyo. In 2003, the ABS Logistics R&D Center was established in Ichikawa-City, Chiba. ABS sponsored the 37th ABS Japan Open Bowling Tournament in Inazawa, Aichi in 2013, which is the 10th Consecutive Crown Sponsorship.

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                        ABS Head Office Building in Tokyo


“As the world’s leading marketer and manufacturer of bowling and mini bowling products, we wanted a local partner whose main focus and primary business is bowling; and like QubicaAMF, whose success is linked to the bowling industry,” says Emanuele Govoni, President and CEO of QubicaAMF. “ABS has a long history in bowling, a well-respected reputation, and strength and longevity as a company. We are looking forward to this partnership and to further develop and grow the bowling market in Japan.” 

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“We are excited about the opportunity to add full line of QubicaAMF equipment to our offering,” says Mr. Watanabe, CEO of ABS. “QubicaAMF is the leader in the bowling industry. We are eager to represent the industry’s best and broadest product line in our market, including some of their most innovative products such as the BES X Bowler Entertainment System, XLi EDGE Pinspotter, Harmony Furniture, the new CenterPunch Deck Lighting and the highest quality pins in the industry. We see this as a great fit for our operation.”

Effective March 31, 2017, Daifuku Plusmore (Daifuku) and QubicaAMF mutually decided to end their distribution agreement. Daifuku’s primary business is in machine automation, and this is where they see the company focusing in the future.

“We would like to thank Daifuku for their long association with our company,” continues Emanuele Govoni. “They have served the market and our Japanese customers very well. We are very appreciative of all they have done for our customers for almost 10 years and we wish them continued success.” 

The majority of Daifuku’s employees associated with bowling have transferred to ABS; for customers, it will be business as usual ensuring a seamless transition of skills, projects, warranty, customer support and continuity of service.


About American Bowling Service, Inc.

American Bowling Service, Inc. is the largest distributor and Manufacture of bowling supplies in the Far East with over 50 years’ experience. With the Head Office and its foreign trade subsidiary, ABS International Corporation, in Tokyo, ABS Logistic R&D Center in Ichikawa and Business Offices in Osaka, Nagoya and Okinawa, Japan, the company offers a full line of bowling products from bowling balls to Scoring Systems.

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QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider in the world with 600 employees worldwide. We build and modernize more bowling entertainment centers than any other company in the industry and have an installed base of more than 10,000 centers in 90 countries. The company has a sales and distribution network with worldwide reach and maintains the largest R&D team for electro-mechanical products, software, electronics, and entertainment systems in the industry.

QubicaAMF has over 100 years of experience and can provide the perfect combination of bowling equipment, products, and services for new or existing bowling entertainment centers, FECs, Cinemas, or any other facility in the hospitality, retail, or restaurant industry. Our ongoing mission is Making Bowling Amazing. We are convinced that bowling has so much more potential to attract and entertain even more people. With our products, we will help our customers fully unleash that potential.

The company has U.S. headquarters in Richmond, Virginia and European headquarters in Bologna, Italy.