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Beverages & Food Chain

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.

Swire's tea growing and trading interests date back to 1976, when it took a minority shareholding in James Finlay, one of the world's oldest tea growers. Finlays is now a wholly owned Swire subsidiary, and a leading international supplier of tea, coffee and natural ingredients for the global beverage industry.

Swire has been a Coca-Cola franchisee since the mid-1960s, and soft drink production and distribution is one of the group's core activities. Swire has annual sales of still and sparkling drinks in excess of 1,000 million unit cases in its Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and the USA franchise territories.

Swire is also involved in cold storage and logistics. The group is the leading operator of refrigerated warehousing in Australia and Vietnam, third in the USA, and has expanding interests in the sector in both Mainland China and Sri Lanka.

Tea
James Finlay Limited

James Finlay Limited

Founded in Glasgow in 1750, Finlays is a leading supplier of tea, coffee and natural ingredients for the global beverage industry. It has extensive interests across plantations, extraction, trading and sourcing, R&D, packing and customer support. Based on its 'bush to cup' capability, Finlays has established itself as a trusted partner of many of the world's largest beverage brands, and is one of the world's leading suppliers of Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance tea.

Finlays has played an important role in the development of the global tea industry, and has pioneered instant tea research, development and production. It is the world's leader in tea extracts, and has operations in the UK, USA, Kenya, China and South America. James Finlay became a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire in 2000.

Finlays around the world

Beverages
Swire Beverages

Swire Beverages

Swire Beverages has the franchise to manufacture market and distribute products of The Coca-Cola Company in Hong Kong, Taiwan, seven provinces in Mainland China, and an extensive area of the mid-western United States. This represents a total franchise population of over 460 million. Swire Beverages is one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the world, and works closely with The Coca-Cola Company on brand development and marketing.

The relationship with Coca-Cola began in 1965, with the acquisition by Swire of the majority shareholding in a Coca-Cola franchise in Hong Kong (a business known today as Swire Coca-Cola HK Limited). Swire Pacific acquired the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Salt Lake City in 1978.

Swire Coca-Cola HK Limited

Swire Coca-Cola HK Limited

This wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Beverages Limited is the leading soft drink manufacturer in Hong Kong. It has nearly 1,200 employees, operates 20 production lines, and produces more than 64 million unit cases annually.

Swire BCD Company Limited

Swire BCD Company Limited

Swire holds a major interest in Swire BCD, which wholly owns a Swire's Coca-Cola bottling plant in Shaanxi, and has controlling interests in Swire's Coca-Cola bottling plants in Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangsu and Henan.

Swire Guangdong Coca-Cola Limited

Swire Guangdong Coca-Cola Limited

Swire holds a 45% interest in Swire Guangdong Coca-Cola, which operates three production plants located in Guangzhou, Huizhou and Sanshui (running seven, four and one production line(s) respectively). The company was established in 1995, employs 3,500 staff, and serves more than 78 million consumers.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Zhejiang Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Zhejiang Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Zhejiang was established in 1987. It operates a plant at Hangzhou with six production lines, and – through its subsidiary, Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Wenzhou Limited – operates another in Wenzhou with four production lines. Altogether the company and its subsidiary have over 2,400 employees, and serve more than 50 million consumers within Zhejiang Province. Swire BCD holds a 60% interest in Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Zhejiang.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hefei Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hefei Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hefei was established in 1995, and is located in the Hefei Economic and Technological Development Zone. It operates six production lines and employs over 1,500 staff, serving over 61 million consumers in Anhui Province. Swire holds a major interest in the company.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Jiangsu Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Jiangsu Limited

Located in Nanjing, the provincial capital of Jiangsu Province, this company was established in 1987 and is 60% owned by Swire BCD. It operates eight production lines and employs nearly 2,500 staff, serving over 55 million consumers.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Shaanxi Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Shaanxi Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Shaanxi was established in 1993, and is located in the Xian Economic and Technological Development Zone. This company operates five production lines and employs 1,300 staff, serving over 37 million consumers in Shaanxi Province. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire BCD.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Xiamen Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Xiamen Limited

Located in Xiamen's Huli district, this company was established in 1995 and currently operates five production lines. It has over 1,800 employees, and serves over 38 million consumers within Fujian Province. Swire holds a major interest in the company.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Zhengzhou Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Zhengzhou Limited

Swire is the major shareholder of Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Zhengzhou, which was established in 1995. It operates a production plant at Zhengzhou, and – through its wholly owned subsidiary, Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Luohe Limited – operates another plant in Luohe. In total it runs four production lines and has over 2,300 employees, serving over 94 million consumers within Henan Province.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing Holdings Limited

Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing Holdings Limited

Swire Pacific acquired a 41% shareholding in this company – originally a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company – in January 2008. The company manufactures still beverages, including enhanced water, juice, tea, dairy drinks and coffee, which are then distributed by bottlers across Mainland China.

Xiamen Luquan Industries Company Limited

Xiamen Luquan Industries Company Limited

Swire Pacific acquired a 100% shareholding in Xiamen Luquan Industries in 2006. The company principally manufactures still beverages from the Coca-Cola family of products, including Minute Maid and Ice Dew/ Pure Joy mineralised water. It also manufactures beverage upstream components, including closure, preform and label.

Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Swire Coca-Cola, USA has two production facilities, located at Salt Lake City, Utah and Fruitland, Idaho, serving portions of 13 mid-western states. The franchise territory extends through parts of Washington in the north to Arizona in the south, and from California in the west to Nebraska in the east. The company employs over 2,600 employees and serves 19 million consumers.

In addition to Coca-Cola brands such as Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite, the company produces and distributes a range of other leading soft drink brands. These include Dr Pepper, Monster, Dasani, POWERADE, Glacéau vitamin water, Fuze, Honest Tea, Minute Maid, Schweppes and Fresca, as well as an extensive range of other energy drinks.

In February 2016, a letter of intent was signed with The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) to acquire additional territory rights in the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. In July 2016, the acquisition from TCCC of distribution rights and assets in Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico was completed.

Swire Coca-Cola, Taiwan

Swire Coca-Cola, Taiwan

Swire Coca-Cola, Taiwan, one of Taiwan's leading soft drink manufacturers, is wholly owned by Swire. The company has two bottling plants, located at Taoyuan and Kaohsiung, with eight production lines. It has over 800 employees and serves over 23 million consumers. Its key products include Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Coke Light, Sprite, Fanta, Minute Maid, Real Leaf, Fuze tea, Sokenbicha, Schweppes and Aquarius.

Cold Storage
United States Cold Storage, Inc. (USCS)

United States Cold Storage, Inc. (USCS)

United States Cold Storage has been a leading provider of refrigerated warehousing and related services to the North American frozen food industry since the early years of the 20th century. The company has been wholly owned by John Swire & Sons Inc since 1982, and is the third largest public refrigerated warehouse company in the USA.

USCS is headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, and operates 38 warehouse and distribution centres in 13 states. The company has more than 261 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled space, strategically located to serve strategic regional market areas in California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

In recent years USCS has expanded rapidly to meet growing customer demand for refrigerated space. It has developed advanced integrated warehouse and transportation technology that help it to provide comprehensive nationwide logistics services. The USCS transportation group also provides strategic planning services, including network optimisation and cost analysis, to help customers of all sizes manage their supply chain operations.

With its wide range of refrigerated storage and logistic services, USCS customers include many leading American and international food companies.

USCS locations

Swire Cold Storage Pty Limited

Swire Cold Storage Pty Limited

The Swire Cold Storage group is a wholly owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Pty Limited. It was formed in 2004 following the consolidation of Swire's existing Australian cold storage businesses, Frigmobile, Woodmasons and South Australian Cold Stores, and the acquisition of the assets of P. Cleland in Western Australia and Victoria.

Swire Cold Storage is Australia's leading cold chain logistics service provider, offering temperature-controlled warehousing, refrigerated transport and distribution services to a broad range of businesses throughout the country. Its customers include Australia's largest food producers, distributors and retailers, as well as bulk commodity exporters. In order to accommodate the range of services required by these varied supply chains, Swire Cold Storage offers everything from automated blast freezing and sortation, to cross-dock order picking.

Swire Cold Storage operates a network of 20 temperature-controlled warehouses, with locations in every Australian state. The company has 76 million cubic feet of refrigerated storage, ranging from fully automated high-rise stores to traditional manually-operated facilities. It supports these facilities with a modern fleet of 50 refrigerated vehicles, operating under the Frigmobile and Cold Chain Logistics brands.

Swire Cold Storage Vietnam Limited

Swire Cold Storage Vietnam Limited

A wholly owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Pty Limited, this company operates the largest and most modern refrigerated warehouse in Vietnam. It offers more than seven million cubic feet of space with 37,000 pallet positions in 15 different rooms. Swire Cold Storage plays an important logistics role in the growing seafood export industry in Vietnam. It also provides storage services for a wide variety of commodities that require a temperature-controlled environment, including paper documents, imported ice-cream, meat and dairy products. In conjunction with major international banks, the company offers a collateral finance and management service for imported seafood products, and is the only customs-bonded warehouse for frozen products in Vietnam.

Swire Pacific Cold Storage Limited

Swire Pacific Cold Storage Limited

This company was established in 2010 to explore cold chain development opportunities in Mainland China. In addition to its existing facilities in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Langfang, Ningbo and Nanjing, the company is also developing new facilities in Chengdu, Xiamen and Wuhan.

Swire Cold Chain Logistics (Shanghai) Company Limited

Swire Cold Chain Logistics (Shanghai) Company Limited

This company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Cold Storage, operates a 50,000-pallet facility in Fengxian, Shanghai. The facility commenced operations in June 2014.

Swire Cold Chain Logistics (Langfang) Company Limited

Swire Cold Chain Logistics (Langfang) Company Limited

This company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Cold Storage, operates a 50,000-pallet facility in Langfang, Hebei. The facility commenced operations in September 2014.

Swire Cold Chain Logistics (Ningbo) Company Limited

Swire Cold Chain Logistics (Ningbo) Company Limited

This company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Cold Storage, operates a 70,000-pallet facility in Ningbo, Zhejiang. Phase one of the facility commenced operations in July 2015.

Swire Cold Chain Logistics (Nanjing) Company Limited

Swire Cold Chain Logistics (Nanjing) Company Limited

This company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Cold Storage, operates a 73,000-pallet facility in Nanjing, Jiangsu. Phase one of the facility commenced operations in January 2016.

Swire Cold Chain Logistics (Chengdu) Company Limited

Swire Cold Chain Logistics (Chengdu) Company Limited

The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Cold Storage, operates a 50,000-pallet facility in Chengdu, Sichuan. The facility is expected to be completed in 2017.

Swire Haitou Cold Chain Logistics (Xiamen) Company Limited

Swire Haitou Cold Chain Logistics (Xiamen) Company Limited

Swire Haitou Cold Chain Logistics (Xiamen) is a joint venture between Swire Pacific Cold Storage (65%) and Xiamen Haicang Bonded Area Investment and Construction Management (35%). Located in Xiamen, Fujian, phase one of the facility with 22,000 pallet positions is expected to be completed in 2017.

Guangdong Swire Cold Chain Logistics Company Limited

Guangdong Swire Cold Chain Logistics Company Limited

Guangdong Swire Cold Chain Logistics is a joint venture between Swire Pacific Cold Storage (60%) and Guangdong Foodstuffs Import & Export (Group) Corporation (40%). The company operates a 37,000-pallet facility at Huangpu in Guangzhou.

Finlays Colombo Limited

Finlays Colombo Limited

James Finlay has a controlling interest in Finlays Colombo. The company operates a 3 million cubic foot refrigerated storage facility and offers a variety of logistics service-related businesses in Sri Lanka. Its activities include: the manufacture of green tea; the warehousing, blending and packaging of tea for export; insurance broking; and agency representation for a number of international businesses.

Manufacturing and Distribution
Swire Foods

Swire Foods

Swire Foods group invests in and manages the development of various food categories through its holding company Swire Foods Holdings Limited. The group manufactures, packages and distributes a variety of foodstuffs and beverage products under Swire Foods Trading (China), Taikoo Sugar, Swire MP Foods and Campbell Swire.

Chongqing New Qinyuan Bakery Company Limited

Chongqing New Qinyuan Bakery Company Limited

Swire Foods wholly owns Qinyuan Bakery, a leading bakery chain in southwest China with over 500 stores in Chongqing, Guiyang and Chengdu. A new factory in Chongqing started operations in May 2016.

Swire Foods Trading (China) Limited

Swire Foods Trading (China) Limited

Swire Foods Trading (China) distributes products under Swire Foods' own brands, including sugar, hot cereal, freeze-dried fruit, and biscuits. The company also distributes products of joint venture and partner brands including Mövenpick ice cream and coffee, and soup and broth products of Campbell's and Swanson.

Swire MP Foods Limited

Swire MP Foods Limited

Swire MP Foods is a 60:40 joint venture formed by Swire Foods Holdings and Mövenpick Foods Licensing Limited. Established in 2013, the company markets premium-quality coffee through retail and catering sectors in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Campbell Swire

Campbell Swire

A joint venture with The Campbell Soup Company which distributes soup and broth products in Mainland China under the Campbell's and Swanson brands. Swire Foods Holdings has a 40% interest in the venture.

Taikoo Sugar Limited

Taikoo Sugar Limited

Iconic brand Taikoo Sugar was established by Swire in 1881 and refined sugar in Hong Kong for almost 90 years. Today, Taikoo Sugar packages and sells premium sugar products, branded and private label single-serve sachets of sugar, salt, pepper and tea to the retail and catering sectors in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The company also has a well-established export business, and currently markets branded sugar products in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North America.

Taikoo Sugar (China) Limited

Taikoo Sugar (China) Limited

The company operates three wholly owned sugar packaging plants in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Chengdu. It is the leading sugar supplier to the retail and catering sectors and serves many leading hotels, restaurants and fast-food outlets on the Mainland.

STS Sugar Company Limited

STS Sugar Company Limited

This is a joint venture between Taikoo Sugar, Sumitomo Corporation and TS Corporation. The company's sugar refinery in Guangdong province in Mainland China is expected to commence operations in the second half of 2016.

Laga Industries

Laga Industries

Laga Industries, one of Papua New Guinea's leading manufacturers, is wholly owned by the Swire subsidiary Steamships Trading Company. Laga Industries is responsible for producing, packaging and distributing a wide range of foodstuffs, including vegetable oils, condiments and seasonings. It also manufactures Gala Ice Cream, which is distributed from the Gala Parlours found in most leading retail supermarkets, as well as distributing imported goods under licence, and producing a range of personal care products. In 2008, Laga Industries merged with associate Trade Winds Liquor, which blends and bottles a range of liquors and ready-to-drink beverages, and also imports wine and spirits into Papua New Guinea.