Our partnership with The Coca-Cola Company dates back to 1965, with the acquisition by Swire of the majority shareholding in the Hong Kong bottling company. We believe our past has shaped who we are today and helps us define our future success.

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Our History

  • Hong Kong SAR

    Swire enters the Coca-Cola bottling business with the purchase of the Lai Chi Kok bottling plant

1965

  • USA

    Swire enters the USA market by first acquiring the franchise rights for the Coca-Cola bottler in Salt Lake City, Utah, then further expanding into Pocatello and Idaho Falls, Idaho; Grand Junction, Colorado; and Provo, Logan, Richfield and Price, Utah

1978

  • Mainland China

    Swire produces the
    first shipment of bottled Coca-Cola for

    the People's Republic of China

1979

  • Hong Kong SAR

    Taikoo Tower bottling plant

    in Quarry Bay opens

1983

  • USA

    Coca-Cola franchise

    in Northern Arizona is acquired

1985

  • USA

    Coca-Cola franchises

    in Reno, Nevada, Nebraska and Wyoming are acquired

1986

  • Mainland China

    The holding company BCD is established

    in Beijing

1987

  • Mainland China

    BCD opens its first two bottling operations

    in Hangzhou, Zhejiang and Nanjing, Jiangsu

1989

  • Hong Kong SAR

    Shatin plant opens, setting a record as the world's tallest bottling facility

1991

  • Taiwan

    Swire acquires a majority shareholding in Taiwan Coca-Cola Bottling Company

  • Hong Kong SAR

    Swire Beverages Ltd is established

1994

  • Mainland China

    Production facilities

    in Guangzhou, Guangdong; Xiamen, Fujian; Hefei, Anhui, and Xian, Shaanxi open

1995

  • Mainland China

    Production facilities

    in Zhengzhou, Henan and Xiasha, Zhejiang open

1996

  • Mainland China

    Production facilities

    in Dongguan, Guangdong open

1997

  • Taiwan

    Swire Coca-Cola Taiwan's second bottling facility

    in Taoyuan opens
  • Mainland China

    Production facilities

    in Xiamen, Fujian open

1998

  • USA

    Coca-Cola franchises in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and Lewiston, Idaho acquired

1999

  • Mainland China

    Production facilities

    in Nanjing, Jiangsu open
  • USA

    Coca-Cola franchise

    in Ogden, Utah is acquired
  • Mainland China

    Mainland China volume reaches 51% of Group total

2000

  • Mainland China

    Xiamen Luquan Industrial Company is acquired

  • Mainland China

    Production facilities

    in Huizhou, Guangdong open

2006

  • Mainland China

    Production facilities

    in Wenzhou, Zhejiang open

2007

  • Mainland China

    Production facilities

    in Luohe, Henan open

2010

  • Mainland China

    Production facilities

    in Fuzhou, Fujian open

2012

  • Swire Beverages' annual sales volume exceeds 1 billion unit cases

2013

  • USA

    Coca-Cola franchise

    in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado are acquired

2014

  • USA

    New franchise territories

    in Arizona and New Mexico are acquired

2016

  • USA

    Territory rights

    in the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho are acquired
  • Mainland China

    New franchise territories

    in Hubei, Guangxi, Yunnan, Jiangxi, Hainan, Shanghai, the cities of Zhanjiang and Maoming are acquired
  • Swire Beverages becomes the fifth largest bottling partner of The Coca-Cola Company by global volume

2017

  • Swire Beverages Ltd is renamed as Swire Coca-Cola Ltd

2019