Over the past 200 years, Swire has grown into a highly diversified business group, guided by a commitment to operational excellence and a forward-looking approach.
Swire is a highly diversified global group. Many of our core businesses can be found within the Asia Pacific region, where traditionally Swire's operations have centered on Hong Kong and Mainland China. Within Asia, Swire's activities come under the group's publicly quoted arm, Swire Pacific Limited. Elsewhere in the world, many businesses are held directly by parent company, John Swire & Sons Limited, in Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Africa, Sri Lanka, the U.S., and the UK.
Swire has substantial property interests in Hong Kong, Mainland China, the U.S., and Papua New Guinea. These include property development, investment, management, and trading interests, as well as hotels. Swire Properties and trading interests, as well as hotels.Swire Properties
Swire is a major player in the global aviation industry, with interests in airlines, such as the award-winning Cathay Pacific, as well as aircraft engineering and flight catering.See Holdings
Beverages & Food
Swire has been involved in food production and distribution since the 1880s, when it established the Taikoo Sugar Refinery in Hong Kong. Today, group companies play an important role in numerous links in the food chain — from primary production to processing, logistics, and distribution.See Holdings
Swire group's involvement in the marine industry dates back over 140 years, with interests covering a wide range of activities. These include liner shipping and the provision of offshore support services to the international oil and gas industry; harbour and ocean towage and salvage; and ship repair and shipping agency services.See Holdings
Trading & Industrial
Swire's trading and industrial activities encompass a wide spectrum of business interests that range from apparel and automotive trading to manufacturing and materials handling.