Established in 1816, over 200 years ago, the Swire group has grown from a modest import-export company based in Liverpool into a diversified global conglomerate. Our business has stood the test of time because we have always looked ahead and made the right decisions for the long term.
Headquartered in Hong Kong and listed on HKEx, Swire Pacific (SWRAY 00019 and SWRBY 00087) is a key part of the Swire group. Swire Pacific is one of the leading companies in Hong Kong, with five operating divisions: Property, Aviation, Beverages, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial. Swire Pacific has interests in two other listed companies, Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific. The Swire Pacific Group’s operations are predominantly in Greater China, where the name Swire or 太古 has been established for over 150 years.
In 2019, Swire Beverages was renamed Swire Coca-Cola and Cathay Pacific completed the acquisition of Hong Kong Express, a low-cost carrier. Relevant data about Hong Kong Express is not included in this report. We only include data relating to acquired companies for the first full financial year after their acquisition.
When formulating strategy we take a long-term perspective. This is reflected in the nature of our investments. We pride ourselves on being forward-looking and innovative, which has helped us grow and set benchmarks in the industries in which we operate.