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Swire has interests in a range of sectors, including shipping, airlines, property, cold storage and agriculture. The group was founded in 1816 and is based in London but operates across the Asia-Pacific region, mainly in Hong Kong and China. It also has interests in America, where it runs two Coca-Cola bottling plants. Swire is chaired by James Hughes-Hallett, 63, and remains under family control. Its sales rose 15% to £5.6bn in 2012.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank5
CompanySwire
ActivityConglomerate
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*5,552
Profit £m*1,378
Year endDec 12
Principal shareholdersSwire family (67%), others (33%)
Staff73,941
Founded1816
Websitewww.swire.com

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