Business Overview

A career with Swire is defined by variety. Our business interests are incredibly diverse, and we've grouped them into five categories: Property, Aviation, Beverages & Food Chain, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial.


Transforming urban spaces into attractive, people-friendly neighbourhoods has become the hallmark of publicly quoted Swire Properties Limited. The company has established a highly-respected reputation in Hong Kong and in major cities throughout Mainland China, the USA and Papua New Guinea for developing and managing malls and luxury hotels as well as incorporating a retail component and public transport access into prestigious office spaces.


World-class airlines, industry-leading aircraft engineering, quality air catering – Swire is a major player in the global aviation industry, connecting the world via its Hong Kong hub. The Group's interests include three airlines, as well as major aircraft engineering operations and airline catering. Swire Group companies also provide a variety of services at Hong Kong International Airport, including cargo and passenger handling.

Beverages &
Food Chain

Swire plays an important role in numerous links in the global food business – from primary production to processing, logistics and distribution – maintaining long-term partnerships with some of the world's best-known brands. Our state-of-the-art cold chain logistics and world renowned agribusiness knowledge has even made us a strategic partner for Coca-Cola.

Marine Services

We have a maritime history that dates back over 160 years and our activity in this area is incredibly varied. Working in multiple locations across Asia Pacific, we do everything from providing offshore support to the international oil and gas industry, to shipping engineering services and sustainable ship recycling.

Trading &

Trading was Swire's first activity and we've built an extensive portfolio in this sector, from commercial vehicles to bulk transport operations in Australia and Papua New Guinea. We manage logistics networks, iconic brands, as well as distribute and retail a wide range of products. We also deal with large-scale complex issues such as construction, demolition and recycling.

Sustainable Development

Sustainability is key to our long-term approach. Sustainable development does not mean less profit, rather an opportunity to increase efficiency.

About Swire


Our ultimate goal is to reduce our operating companies' net impact on the environment to zero.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our employees, clients, visitors and the communities we do business in is a top priority.


We support the communities we work in through: charitable donations by the Swire Group Charitable Trust ("Swire Trust"), and supporting any employee community initiatives in our operating companies.


Our success depends critically on the people we employ. We recruit and retain our employees and work hard to support and develop their potential.

Working with Others

Swire shares values and knowledge with the people and organisations we deal with. We encourage them to adopt similar ethical standards and sustainability practices.