The Swire Group (SEHK: 0019,SEHK: 0087,OTCBB: SWRAY) is a transnational corporation headquartered in London, England.
It controls a range of wholly owned businesses, including deep-sea shipping, cold storage, road transport, and agricultural activities. The current chairman is James Hughes-Hallett.
Taikoo (太古) is the Chinese name of Swire. It serves as the brand name for businesses such as Taikoo Cube Sugar and Taikoo Shing.
The Swire Group's privately owned parent company is John Swire & Sons Limited.
The Swire Group, started by John Swire (1793—1847), had its beginnings as a modest Liverpool import-export company started in the early years of the 19th century.