Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HKG:0013)


Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) is an international corporation focused on five core businesses: ports and related services; property and hotels; retail; energy, infrastructure, finance and investments and others, and telecommunications. It is a privately owned container terminal operator, holding interests in 45 ports comprising 257 berths in 23 countries. It holds a rental portfolio of approximately 16 million square feet of office, commercial, industrial and residential premises, principally in Hong Kong, as well as interests in a number of joint-venture developments in Mainland China and selective overseas markets. A.S. Watson & Company, Limited is the Company’s retail arm, which has over 7,700 retail stores in 36 markets. Its investments in energy and infrastructure are principally in Hong Kong, the Mainland, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. As of July 4, 2007, the Company had acquired over 50% of Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited.


Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) is a leading international corporation committed to innovation and technology with businesses spanning the globe. Its diverse array of holdings range from some of the world's biggest port operators and retailers to property development and infrastructure to the most technologically-advanced and marketing-savvy telecommunications operators. HWL reports turnover of approximately HKD309 billion (USD40 billion) for the year ended 31 December 2007. With operations in 56 countries and 230,000 employees worldwide, Hutchison has five core businesses - ports and related services; property and hotels; retail; energy, infrastructure, investments and others; and telecommunications.

Hutchison's achievements include being:

  • the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with 47 ports across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
  • the largest health & beauty retailer in the world with Watsons Your Personal Store, DC, Drogas, Kruidvat , Rossmann, Savers, Superdrug, Trekpleister, Spektr, Marionnaud, ICI PARIS XL and The Perfume Shop.
  • one of Asia's largest retailers through the Watsons Your Personal Store, PARKnSHOP supermarket, TASTE food galleria, GOURMET boutique style fine food hall, GREAT Food Hall, Fortress electrical appliances store, Watson's Wine Cellar and Nuance-Watson airport duty free operator.
  • a pioneer of mobile multimedia communications with the launch of third-generation (3G) mobile phones and networks under the "3" brand.
  • a visionary and international telecommunications operator through Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hutchison Telecom) which provides mobile phone networks and data services in eight dynamic markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Hutchison Whampoa Limited is among the largest companies listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Flagship companies include Hutchison Port Holdings, Hutchison Whampoa Properties, A S Watson, Cheung Kong Infrastructure and Hutchison Telecom.

Hutchison dates back to the 1800s and while its operations now span the globe, it continues to remain based in Hong Kong. Hutchison's executives and staff are a multicultural mix as diverse as the reach of the corporation's operations.

Hutchison has a strong commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, transparency and accountability - principles which have been recognised by the receipt of numerous awards and commendations.

Ports and Related Services Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), the port and related services group, has interests in a total of 292 berths in 47 ports, spanning 24 countries. HPH operates in five of the seven busiest container ports in the world.

Its headquarters are at Hongkong International Terminals, the world's largest and busiest privately-owned container terminal operator.

HPH handled a total throughput of 66.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2007. In the United Kingdom, it owns the Port of Felixstowe (the country's largest), Harwich International Port and Thamesport. HPH also has a substantial interest in ports in Argentina, Australia, the Bahamas, Belgium, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam. The Group is also involved in the investment, development and operations of a number of deep-sea and coastal/river ports in Mainland China.

Property and Hotels From landmark office buildings on Hong Kong's skyline to luxury residential properties in the United Kingdom, Hutchison Whampoa Properties Limited develops and invests in leading real estate projects.

The Group pioneered the concept of "garden city" large-scale private housing estates in pleasant settings in Hong Kong which, thanks to their success, are extended to China. These include South Horizons and Whampoa Garden.

Landmark buildings in the Group's portfolio include the 62-storey Cheung Kong Center in the Central district of Hong Kong, the Oriental Plaza in Beijing, and The Center in Shanghai. Prestigious residential properties in the United Kingdom include Royal Gate Kensington, Belgravia Place and Albion Riverside. Other holdings include a stake in a beach and golf resort in the Bahamas.

The Group, together with Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, has set up a joint venture company, Harbour Plaza Hotel Management (International) Limited, to operate and manage hotels under the portfolio of the Hutchison Property division.

Retail A S Watson & Co., Limited (ASW), the Group's retail arm, operates over 7,900 retail stores in 33 countries worldwide. In Asia, its flagship retail chains are: Watsons Your Personal Store, PARKnSHOP supermarket, TASTE food galleria, GOURMET boutique style fine food hall, GREAT Food Hall, Fortress electrical appliances store, Watson's Wine Cellar and Nuance-Watson duty free operator. In Europe, ASW's retail network comprises nine health and beauty chains: DC, Drogas, Kruidvat, Rossmann, Savers, Superdrug, Trekpleister, Spektr and Watsons Your Personal Store, as well as three luxury perfumeries and cosmetics retail brands: Marionnaud, ICI PARIS XL and The Perfume Shop. A S Watson is the world's largest health and beauty retailer.

Energy, Infrastructure, Investments and Others Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI), the Group's infrastructure arm, is a diversified infrastructure company with businesses in transportation, energy, infrastructure materials, water plants and related operations. CKI's businesses span Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, the UK and Canada.

The Group has an interest in Hongkong Electric Holdings (HEH), the sole electricity supplier to Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island. Hutchison is also a major shareholder of Husky Energy, one of Canada's largest energy and energy related companies.

Investments and Others division mainly represents Hutchison Whampoa (China), listed subsidiaries Hutchison China MediTech Limited and Hutchison Harbour Ring and listed associate company TOM Group.

Hutchison Whampoa (China) Limited, the investment arm of HWL in Mainland China, is actively engaged in a number of ventures and other activities. These investments include the manufacture and distribution of healthcare, personal care and traditional Chinese medicine products, the provision of aircraft maintenance, engineering and cabin cleaning services, the provision of logistics services, the operation of a rice farm and rice trading, hotel ownership as well as the manufacture of optical transmission equipment.

Hutchison China MediTech Limited (Chi-Med), is a subsidiary of HWL. Chi-Med, the holding company of a pharmaceutical and healthcare group based primarily in Mainland China, is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of The London Stock Exchange Plc (stock code: HCM). Chi-Med focuses on researching, developing, manufacturing and selling pharmaceuticals, health supplements and other consumer health and personal care products derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and botanical ingredients. The overall aim of Chi-Med is to draw on the untapped wealth of knowledge and history of usage in the TCM industry to develop pharmaceutical and consumer products for the global market.

Hutchison Harbour Ring Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (stock code: 715), is a leading toy manufacturer and a supplier and manufacturer of consumer electronic products as well as a licencing and sourcing service provider. The company also holds investment properties in the Mainland.

TOM Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (stock code: 2383). A leading Chinese-language media conglomerate in Greater China, TOM Group has diverse business interests in Internet (TOM Online), Outdoor Media (TOM Outdoor Media Group), Publishing, Television and Entertainment across markets in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In each of the areas it operates, TOM Group has secured market leadership. The Group was founded in October 1999 as a joint venture between Hutchison Whampoa, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, and other strategic investors. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Group has regional headquarters in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei with approximately 4,000 employees in more than 20 cities.

Telecommunications HWL is one of the leading owners and operators of telecommunications, offering a wide range of related services in 15 countries. These include third-generation (3G) multi-media mobile telephony, GSM mobile phone systems, fixed-line services, fibre optic broadband networks as well as radio broadcasting.

Operating under the "3" brand, HWL is leading the ongoing revolution in the 3G arena. HWL was one of the first operators in the world to introduce 3G services, enhancing people's lives with a vast range of multimedia mobile contents. Globally, Hutchison has 3G operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Macau, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and now has a customer base of over 17.6 million.

Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hutchison Telecom) focuses on driving future growth in developing markets while using the Group's leading technology position to further develop advanced services for demanding subscribers in more sophisticated, high-demand markets. It operates mobile telecom services in Hong Kong and Macau, Israel, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Indonesia and Vietnam, plus a 3G network in Hong Kong. Fixed-line telecom services are also provided in Hong Kong. A wide range of services is provided by Hutchison Telecom encompassing voice services (including enhanced calling features), broadband data and multimedia services, mobile and fixed-line Internet and intranet services, IDD and international roaming services, bandwidth services, data centre services, system infrastructure and application solutions services.


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