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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 1,500 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 third largest refrigerated warehouse operator in the USA, and has expanding interests in the sector in Sri Lanka.

Beverage Ingredients
James Finlay Limited

James Finlay Limited

Finlays is a leading international 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. 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 exclusive right to manufacture, market and distribute products of The Coca-Cola Company in Hong Kong, Taiwan, 11 provinces and the Shanghai Municipality in Mainland China, and an extensive area of the western USA. This represents a total franchise population of 727 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 1,300 staff, operates 16 production lines, and produces 65 million unit cases annually.

Swire BCD Company Limited

Swire BCD Company Limited

Swire wholly owns 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 (running six, five and one production line(s) 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 seven 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 nine 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 seven 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 ten production lines and has over 2,000 employees, serving more than 95 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 and Ice Dew/ Pure Joy mineralised water. It also manufactures beverage upstream components, including closure, preform and label.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Guangxi Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Guangxi Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Guangxi was established in 1993, and now is located in Nanning High-tech Industrial Development Zone. It operates six production lines and employs over 1,300 staff, serving 53 million consumers in Guangxi Province. The company is 100% owned by Swire.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Jiangxi Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Jiangxi Limited

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

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hainan Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hainan Limited

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

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 four production lines and employs over 500 staff, serving 13.25 million consumers in Zhanjiang and Maoming. The company is 100% owned by Swire.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Yunnan Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Yunnan Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Yunnan was established in 1995, and is located in Kunming High-tech Industrial Development Zone. It operates four production lines and employs over 1,200 staff, serving 45 million consumers in Yunnan Province. The company is 95.1% owned by Swire.

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hubei Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hubei Limited

Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hubei 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 57 million consumers in Hubei Province. The company is 79% owned by Swire.

Shanghai Shen-Mei Beverages and Food Company Limited

Shanghai Shen-Mei Beverages and Food Company Limited

Located in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the company was established in 1988 and currently operates 12 production lines. It has over 2,100 employees and serves 56 million consumers within the Shanghai Municipality and its neighbouring cities including Jiaxing, Changshu, Nantong, Wuxi and Suzhou. The company is 53.6% owned by Swire.

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 has a 41% shareholding in the company.

Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Swire Coca-Cola, USA has six production facilities, serving portions of 13 western states. Its franchise territory extends through parts of Washington in the north to Arizona in the south, and from California in the west to Kansas in the east. The company serves more than 28 million consumers.

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 August and October 2017, Swire Beverages completed the acquisition of production assets in Arizona and Colorado respectively.

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 one bottling plant, located at Taoyuan, with a total of six production lines. It has over 800 staff 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 1889, 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 279 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehouse 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

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 650 stores in Chongqing, Guiyang and Chengdu.

Swire Foods Trading (China) Limited

Swire Foods Trading (China) Limited

Swire Foods Trading (China) distributes food products under the “Taikoo” brand and other brands in Mainland China. The company is also an exclusive distributor of Mövenpick ice-cream products 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 under the Mövenpick brand through retail and food service channels 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 Singapore, 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. A 34% owned sugar refinery in Guangdong started commercial production in August 2017.