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.
John Swire & Sons was established in
Swire's Chinese name meaning "Great & Ancient"
years of operation
Esse Quam Videri
Swire's motto meaning "To be, rather than to seem to be"
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
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
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
Swire Cold Storage
Australia's leading cold store operator
Cathay Pacific Catering Services' daily meal production capacity
Voted World's Best Regional Airline in the Skytrax World Airline Awards™ for the fourth time