Butterfield and Swire (Tàigǔ Yáng Háng 太古洋行)|Tàigǔ Yáng Háng 太古洋行 (Butterfield and Swire)
Butterfield and Swire Co, Ltd. was a British firm formed in 1866 to trade with China and Japan. Its business activities quickly expanded to include extensive shipping operations in China as well as manufacturing and services. The Swire Group, a contemporary multinational, remains an important investor in enterprises in China and Southeast Asia today.
Butterfield and Swire was a subsidiary of the British trading firm John Swire and Sons that was founded