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.