French trading companies in Hong Kong 1918-1941

Dr. François Drémeaux, Honorary Professor, Department of History, The University of Hong Kong, is currently working on the presence of French companies in Hong Kong during the interwar period. He has kindly sent three charts showing a selection of these companies.

The third one shows: The main French trading houses in Hong Kong (1918-1941)

The earlier articles are linked below.

I have copied the company names below the chart so that we can add information if and when it comes in, or links to Indhhk articles when they are posted.

I have been unable to find an image of any of the companies noted whilst in Hong Kong. Can someone do so and/or provide information about the company?

Click the chart to enlarge.

French Trade Companies 2

P.M. Pinguet & Company

Incorporated in HK 17th October 1932. Dissolved 14th June 1935.

Comptoir français de ferro-tungstène

Gabriel Guidon-Lavallée

The Franco-Chinese Trading Company

The Franco sino annamite Company

Europe Asia Trading Company

Lun Sang and Company

Aero Trading Company

Trust industrial belge-français 

Hong Kong & Canton Export Company

The Franco Eastern Trading Company

Wo Hing Trading Company

Indochina Trading Company

Source: DREMEAUX François, Présence françaises à Hong Kong dans l’entre-deux-guerres. Rôles interactions et représentations, PhD Thesis, 2 volumes, Angers, 2016, 716p

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. French maritime companies in Hong Kong 1918-1941
  2. French retail trade companies in Hong Kong 1918-1941


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