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Swire is a highly diversified group; our interests encompass a wide range of commercial activities and are global in scale. Many of our core businesses can be found within the Asia Pacific region, where traditionally Swire's operations have centred on Hong Kong and Mainland China. Other major interests are located in Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Africa, Sri Lanka, the U.S.A. and U.K.

Fast facts

John Swire & Sons was established in

1816

Taikoo (太古)

Swire's Chinese name meaning "Great & Ancient"

130,000

employees worldwide

199

years of operation

Esse Quam Videri

Swire's motto meaning "To be, rather than to seem to be"

James Finlay

The largest independent tea trader in the world

Over 1 billion

cases of beverages sold by Swire Beverages in 2014

China Navigation was founded in

1872

OPUS HONG KONG

Residential development designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, reputedly sold and rented at record prices

Over 30 million

passengers carried by Cathay Pacific in 2014

Taikoo Sugar was founded in

1881

HAECO

The largest aircraft engineering group in Asia

About 40 million tonnes

of construction and demolition materials recycled and sold by Alex Fraser

James Finlay was founded in

1750

Swire Cold Storage

Australia's leading cold store operator

170,000

Cathay Pacific Catering Services' daily meal production capacity

Dragonair

Voted World's Best Regional Airline in the Skytrax World Airline Awards™ for the fourth time