Swire's business interests in Australia encompass cold storage and logistics, specialist bulk logistics, the recycling of construction and demolition waste into civil construction materials, asphalt production and paving, mining services, mining equipment rental and industrial property.
We pride ourselves on being 'best in class' and provide industry leadership. Innovation is a shared value across all business operations, and is visible across the Group - from world-class sustainable refrigeration technologies at Swire Cold Storage, to the Australian-first use of a full-sized driver simulator at Kalari, and from the pioneering of recycling technologies and products as well as asphalt paving and products at Alex Fraser to the relentless pursuit of safety excellence in providing specialist mining services at HSE.
Swire's Shipping interests are held by China Navigation Company Pte Ltd, based in Singapore, which operates in Australia and the South Pacific region.
1855Melbourne, July 1855 Young Liverpool merchant John Samuel Swire establishes Swire Bros. in Melbourne, a modest import-export operation and the start of Swire in Australia.