Swire Group

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, Vietnam, the U.S.A. and U.K.

In addition to a number of significant privately owned companies, the Swire Group has holdings including the publically listed companies Swire PacificCathay Pacific AirwaysHong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO), and the PNG based Steamships Trading Company.

Our business activities include:


Swire is a major player in the global aviation industry with interests ranging from airlines to aircraft engineering and air catering.


Swire has substantial property interests in Hong Kong, Mainland China, the USA and Papua New Guinea. These include property development, investment, management and trading interests as well as hotels.

Agribusiness & 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.

Marine Services

Swire's marine interests cover a wide range of activities, from liner shipping to the provision of offshore support services to the international oil and gas industry, and from harbour and ocean towage and salvage, to ship repair and shipping agency services. The group's involvement in this industry dates back 160 years.

Trading & Industrial

Swire's Trading & Industrial activities encompass a wide spectrum of business interests, ranging from apparel and automotive trading to manufacturing and materials handling.