About John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Swire is a diversified group with interests in a number of commercial areas and global locations. The firm's core businesses, which include property, aviation, agribusiness, marine services, and trading and industrial operations, tend to be located within the Asia Pacific region, with a concentration on Hong Kong and Mainland China. However, other major interests are located in Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Africa, Sri Lanka, the U.S.A. and U.K.
A leading developer in Hong Kong, Swire's property interests also extend to Mainland China, the USA and Papua New Guinea. These include property development, investment, management and trading interests as well as hotels.
Swire's interests in the global aviation industry range from airlines to aircraft engineering and air catering.
Agribusiness & Food Chain
Swire involvement in food production and distribution stretches back to 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. Swire Beverages bottles and distributes Coca-Cola products for a franchise population of over 450 million people, and the firm claims to be the leading cold storage and logistics operator in North America, Australia and Vietnam.
Swire's marine interests cover a wide range of activities, from liner shipping to the provision of offshore support services to the international oil and gas industry, and from harbour and ocean towage and salvage, to ship repair and shipping agency services. The group's involvement in this industry dates back 160 years.
Trading & Industrial
Swire's Trading & Industrial activities encompass a wide spectrum of business interests, ranging from apparel and automotive trading to manufacturing and materials handling.