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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 US franchise territories.

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

Tea
James Finlay Limited

James Finlay Limited

Finlays is a leading supplier of tea, coffee and natural ingredients for the global beverage industry, with extensive interests across plantations, extraction, trading, R&D, packing and customer support in Kenya, Sri Lanka, China, Argentina, North America and the UK. The company was founded in 1750 and continues to be one of the leaders of what is now known as "global supply chain management". Finlays has established itself as a trusted partner to many leading international beverage brands and food service companies, and is one of the world's foremost suppliers of Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance tea.

Finlays is wholly owned by John Swire & Sons Limited and is currently headquartered in London.

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, 11 provinces in Mainland China, and an extensive area of the mid-western USA. This represents a total franchise population of over 708 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 a company which held the franchise to manufacture Coca-Cola in Hong Kong – a business today known 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 employs nearly 1,200 staff, operates 16 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 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 Guangdong Coca-Cola is 51% owned by Swire Coca-Cola HK limited, which owns three production plants located in Guangzhou, Huizhou and Sanshui, operating six, five and one production line respectively. The company was established in 1995, employs 3,200 staff and serves more than 80 million consumers.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Zhejiang Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Zhejiang Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Zhejiang was established in 1987. The company operates a plant at Hangzhou with six production lines, and (through its subsidiary, Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Wenzhou Limited) operates another plant 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 and Swire Beverages Holdings hold a 60% and 20% interest respectively 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 62 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. The company is 60% owned by Swire BCD and 20% owned by Swire Beverages Holdings. It operates eight production lines and employs nearly 2,000 staff, serving over 55 million consumers.

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 more than 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 an additional plant in Luohe. In total, the company runs nine production lines and has over 2,000 employees, serving more than 94 million consumers within Henan Province.

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 juice drinks and Ice Dew and Pure Joy mineralised water. It also manufactures beverage industry packaging components, including preform PET bottles, closures and labels.

Coca-Cola (Guangxi) Beverages Limited

Coca-Cola (Guangxi) Beverages Limited

Coca-Cola (Guangxi) Beverages was established in 1993, and now is located in Nanning High-tech Industrial Development Zone. It operates five production lines and employs over 1,300 staff, serving 54 million consumers in Guangxi Province. The company is 100% owned by Swire Beverages.

COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages (Jiangxi) Limited

COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages (Jiangxi) Limited

COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages (Jiangxi) was established in 2007, and is located in Xiaolan Economic Development Zone. It operates two production lines and employs over 700 staff, serving 48 million consumers in Jiangxi Province. The company is 100% owned by Swire Beverages.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hainan Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hainan Limited

Founded in 1991, Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hainan is located in Haikao. It operates two production lines and employs more than 700 people, serving 9.1 million consumers in Hainan. The company is 100% owned by Swire Beverages.

Swire Guangdong Coca-Cola Zhanjiang Limited

Swire Guangdong Coca-Cola Zhanjiang Limited

Swire Guangdong Coca-Cola Zhanjiang was established in 2005. It is located in Zhanjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone. It operates three production lines and employs over 550 staff, serving 13.25 million consumers in Zhanjiang and Maoming. The company is 100% owned by Swire Beverages.

Coca-Cola (Yunnan) Beverages Limited

Coca-Cola (Yunnan) Beverages Limited

Coca-Cola (Yunnan) Beverages was established in 1995, and is located in Kunming High-tech Industrial Development Zone. It operates four production lines and employs over 1200 staff, serving 45 million consumers in Yunnan Province. The company is 95.1% owned by Swire Beverages.

Coca-Cola (Hubei) Beverages Limited

Coca-Cola (Hubei) Beverages Limited

Coca-Cola (Hubei) Beverages Limited was established in 1994, and is located in Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone. It operates seven production lines and employs nearly 1200 staff, serving more than 58 million consumers in Hubei Province. The company is 79% owned by Swire Beverages.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing Holdings Limited

Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing Holdings Limited

This company manufactures still beverages, including enhanced water, juice, tea, dairy drinks and coffee, which are then distributed by bottlers across Mainland China. Swire Beverages has a 41% shareholding in the company.

Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Swire Coca-Cola, USA is the third largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the USA. After a three-year period of rapid expansion through the acquisition of sales and distribution territory from The Coca-Cola Company, Swire Coca-Cola, USA has quadrupled in size. By the end of 2017, the company will employ 6,000 staff and operate 47 sales centres and six production facilities across 13 western states.

Swire Coca-Cola, USA produces, distributes and sells many of the world's best known beverages. Its portfolio of brands includes Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr Pepper and Fanta; Dasani, Glacéau Smartwater and Glacéau Vitaminwater; Monster energy drinks; POWERADE sport drinks, and a variety of coffee, tea, milk and juice brands, including Dunkin Coffee, Honest Tea, Gold Peak Tea, Fuze, Core Power, Minute Maid and Simply.

In October 2016, Swire Beverages conditionally agreed to acquire from The Coca-Cola Company additional territory rights in the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho in the Pacific Northwest and production facilities near Seattle and Portland. The whole acquisition was completed by April 2017.

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 Beverages. The company has two bottling plants, located at Taoyuan and Kaohsiung, with a total of eight production lines. It has over 800 employees and serves more than 23 million consumers. 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 is a premier provider of public refrigerated warehousing and related logistics services throughout the USA. With roots dating back to 1899, USCS has long served a diverse customer base, with requirements ranging from primary storage to fully integrated third-party logistics. 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 facilities in 13 states. The company has more than 270 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled space, strategically located to serve regional markets 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. The company has developed advanced integrated warehouse and transportation technology that enable it to provide comprehensive nationwide logistics services. The USCS transportation group 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 logistics 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 a leading Australian provider of cold chain logistics services and supply chain solutions, offering temperature-controlled warehousing, leased facilities and refrigerated transport and distribution services to a broad range of businesses.

Swire Cold Storage's customers and partners include major Australian and international food producers, distributors and retailers as well as export bulk commodity clients and beverage manufacturers. In order to accommodate the range of requirements and services to support varied supply chain needs, Swire Cold Storage offers services ranging from automated blast freezing and sortation and chilled and frozen storage, to cross-dock order picking, value-added logistic services, consolidation, import/export management programmes and partner-dedicated tailored facilities.

Operating a network of temperature-controlled facilities across Australia that utilise advanced integrated warehouse and transport technologies, its sites total in excess of 65 million cubic feet, or 274,500 pallet spaces of refrigerated storage. Swire Cold Storage supports these facilities with an outsourced fleet of refrigerated vehicles and trailers operating under the Frigmobile brand.

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 36,000 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, Nanjing and Xiamen, the company is also developing new facility in Chengdu.

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 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

A wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Cold Storage, the company 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 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

This wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Cold Storage is expected to be completed in 2017 and will operate a 50,000-pallet facility in Chengdu, Sichuan.

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, commenced operations in April 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 three 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, environmental services (including pest control) and wholesale courier services.

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 and Swire MP Foods.

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 550 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 cereals and dried fruits in Mainland China. The company also distributes the products of joint venture and partner brands, including Mövenpick coffee and Mövenpick ice-cream respectively in Mainland China.

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.

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, and 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 China's 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 is expected to commence operations in the second quarter of 2017.

Laga Industries

Laga Industries

Laga Industries, one of Papua New Guinea's leading manufacturers, is wholly owned by 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.