Taikoo Motors retails Volkswagen passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Taiwan region and provides a variety of value-added services to customers, including after-sales maintenance and servicing, and marketing of certified pre-owned cars.
Trading & Industrial
Swire's trading and industrial activities encompass a wide spectrum of business interests that range from apparel to automotive trading.
Swire Resources is a leading distributor and retailer of sports and lifestyle shoes, apparel and accessories in the HKSAR, Macau SAR and the Chinese Mainland. The Taikoo Motors group distributes and retails international brands of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and scooters, principally in Taiwan region. Through its subsidiary Steamships Trading Company, Swire has an interest in the manufacture and distribution of personal care items in Papua New Guinea.
The Swire group has major bulk transport operations in Australia and has strategic investments in various sustainable businesses. Swire subsidiary Kalari operates specialised bulk and low-density storage and distribution services throughout Australia for some of the country's best-known manufacturers and mining companies. In Papua New Guinea, East West Transport is one of the country's leading providers of long-haul transport services. Swire operates major waste handling and recycling services in Australia.
Bel Air Limited
Bel Air, a wholly owned Taikoo Motors subsidiary and Premium Partner of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, specializes in the conversion of wheelchair accessible vehicles and premium patient transport ambulance in Taiwan region. The company is also the exclusive importer and distributor of AMF-Bruns WAV products and Ambulanz Mobile vehicles.
Biao Da Motors Limited
Biao Da Motors is the authorised dealer for Mazda passenger cars in Taipei.
Taikoo Commercial Vehicles is the importer of Volvo buses and distributor of Volvo trucks and UD trucks in Taiwan region. The company operates four major sales and service centres and is supported by a network of 13 authorised workshops. The company also operates a multi-brand heavy-duty vehicle assembly plant for Volvo trucks, buses and UD trucks in Hsinchu County.
International Automobiles Limited
International Automobiles is the exclusive importer in the HKSAR and Macau SAR for Volvo and UD trucks, as well as the official dealer for Volvo buses.
Swire Resources acts as the holding company for the group's extensive retail and distribution interests in sports, outdoor, casual footwear and contemporary lifestyle brands in the HKSAR, the Chinese Mainland and Macau SAR. The company operates over 160 retail outlets, including mono-branded stores for Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Puma, Converse and Asics, as well as multi-branded sports retail chains under the names of Marathon Sports, GigaSports, and Catalog. For the exclusive distribution business, Swire Resources represents a strong portfolio of internationally renowned brands including Arena, Cath Kidston, Chevignon, Columbia, Crocs, Havaianas, Jockey, Repetto, Rockport, Speedo, Teva and UGG.
Swire Resources (Shanghai) Trading Company Limited
Swire Resources markets branded lifestyle footwear and apparel in the Chinese Mainland, and is the exclusive distributor for Chevignon and Repetto. The company operates wholesale and retail businesses for both brands in Hong Kong.
Intermarket Agencies (Far East) Limited
This company is a joint venture between Swire Resources and the UK's Pentland Group, operating the Speedo swimwear business in Hong Kong.
Swire subsidiary, Steamships Trading Company, holds a 50% interest in this company through Melanesian Soap Products. The company manufactures and distributes personal care products in Papua New Guinea.
Wholly owned Kalari provides specialised bulk logistics services for a number of Australia's leading mining and related manufacturing businesses. Kalari is renowned for its excellent track record in safety and compliance assurance, and is widely recognised as an innovative, class-leading logistics operator and manager.
With its fleet of 200 specialised vehicles throughout Australia, the company is equipped to handle and haul a variety of bulk products requiring specialised handling. These products include cement and lime, mineral sands, process ore concentrates, ammonium nitrate, sulphur and sulphuric acid, caustic soda, and other bulk dangerous goods.
Steamships Trading Company's Transport Division, East West Transport, has depots in major Papua New Guinea centres. The Division specialises in general town deliveries, fuel distribution and long-haul freight contracts. Manufactured goods and project cargo are handled through its main depots in Port Moresby and Lae. The Division transports fuel for major oil companies, in addition to consumer goods, mining equipment and other finished products, to various locations around the country.
A wholly owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Limited, Swire Energy Services (formerly known as Swire Oilfield Services) is the world's largest supplier of specialist offshore containers to the global energy industry and a leading supplier of cargo-carrying solutions, testing and inspection services, offshore aviation services, chemical management and track-and-trace solutions. Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, Swire Oilfield Services operates from 61 bases across Europe, Africa, North & South America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Swire Energy Services’ rental fleet of over 55,000 DNV 2.7-1, 2.7-2, and 2.7-3-certified offshore containers and modular systems includes an extensive range of standard and specialised offshore containers, cargo baskets, mud skips, freezer units, pressurised and non-pressurised modules, as well as aviation fuel and chemical transportation tanks. The company also provides comprehensive bulk storage and distribution of oilfield chemicals, as well as helicopter refuelling systems, maintenance, training and auditing services. The company's OverVu Track and Trace Solutions, a web-based software platform, enables customers to identify, locate and trace assets, equipment and materials across the globe, using a combination of auto-ID technology.
John Swire & Sons Pty Limited wholly owns HSE Mining, a leading specialist provider of large-scale complex mining services to Australia’s major mining companies. Based from offices in Perth and Brisbane, HSE Mining provides open cut earthworks, rehabilitation, and civil infrastructure works, in addition to offering a rental fleet of large-scale, ultra-class and ancillary earthmoving equipment.
Purestream Services, LLC
A wholly owned subsidiary of Swire since 2016, Purestream Services is a leading provider of integrated water treatment solutions to the oil and gas and power generation industries in North America, as well as to other water-intensive industries. The company offers multiple highly-efficient water treatment solutions that remove total suspended solids and total dissolved solids.
Acquired in 2013 by John Swire & Sons (Green Investments) Limited, a wholly owned Swire group subsidiary, Argent Energy pioneered large-scale commercial biodiesel production mainly in the UK. The company produces biodiesel and biofuel from waste such as animal fats, grease trap waste and sewer grease, which is sold into the European road transport market and international bulk market. In 2018, Argent Energy acquired the assets of Biodiesel Amsterdam in the Netherlands, transforming the company into Europe’s largest supplier of biodiesel originating from waste-products.
Swire Waste Management Limited
Swire Waste Management has contracts with the HKSAR Government to provide containerised waste transfer services for seven outlying island facilities and the northwest of New Territories.
WesTech Engineering is an industry leader in water treatment solutions. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the USA, the company has international bases in Brazil, China, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. WesTech provides process solutions for water and wastewater treatment, liquids/solids separation, and biological treatment in municipal, industrial, and minerals markets worldwide.
Wholly owned by Cathay Pacific Airways, Vogue Laundry has a client base of international airlines and hotels, and many well-known clubs and institutions in Hong Kong. The new plant, which is the largest commercial laundry plant in East Asia, provides full range of laundry services.
China Pacific Laundry Services Limited
This linen and garment-laundering specialist is a joint venture between Swire Pacific (45%) and China Airlines (55%). Its large, modern facilities near Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei, serve a rapidly expanding customer base that includes international airlines, hotels and clubs.