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On 22nd December 2017, John Swire & Sons completed the sale of Swire Cold Storage Australia and Swire Cold Storage Vietnam to US-based Emergent Cold. Swire entered the cold storage market in Australia in 1956 and built the business into the leading national provider; the group was an early mover into the Vietnam market in 1998.

On 31st January, the group also completed the sale of the Alex Fraser Group to Hanson Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heidelberg Cement of Germany. Swire first acquired an interest in Australia's leading recycler of construction and demolition waste in 2006 and grew the business substantially.

Swire in Australia has recently merged Kalari, its specialist logistics and haulage business, with its contract mining company HSE. The group is now focused on growing this combined entity into a top-tier service provider to the mining and logistics sector. At the end of 2017, Kalari HSE acquired Pearce Logistics, providing an entry into the woodchip haulage sector, based at Mount Gambier in South Australia, and servicing the "green triangle" of forestry products centred on the Victoria/South Australia border.

Board change
Board change
Senior management appointments
Senior management appointments
Australian divestments
Australian divestments
Visit to Chongqing and Chengdu
Visit to Chongqing and Chengdu
Nurturing young talents
Nurturing young talents
2017 Annual Results
2017 Annual Results
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