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Astra is Southeast Asia's largest independent automotive group. Operating predominantly in Indonesia, it is the leading provider of a full range of automobile and motorcycle products. The group partners with Toyota, Daihatsu, Isuzu, UD Trucks, Peugeot, BMW for automobiles, and Honda for motorcycles. In the automotive component sector, through its subsidiary PT Astra Otoparts Tbk, Astra cooperates with quality component producers.
In addition, Astra has interests in financial services; heavy equipment and mining; agribusiness; infrastructure, logistics and others; and information technology. In financial services, Astra's businesses provide financial products and services to support its automotive and heavy equipment sales. The group is also involved in retail banking through a stake in PT Bank Permata Tbk, and is one of Indonesia's largest general insurance brokers through PT Asuransi Astra Buana.
Astra's activities in the heavy equipment and mining sectors are conducted through PT United Tractors Tbk, which sells Komatsu heavy equipment and is a leading coal mining contractor and a mine owner. In agribusiness, Astra has a significant interest in palm oil plantation operator PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk.
Astra is also an active participant in the development of Indonesia's strategic infrastructure. The business is managed by PT Astratel Nusantara and PT Intertel Nusaperdana in the infrastructure sector, and PT Serasi Autoraya in the logistics value chain sector. Through PT Astra Graphia Tbk, it is one of the country's leading providers in document and IT solution services.
As at 31st December 2013, Astra employed over 197,000 people in 179 companies, including subsidiaries, associates and jointly controlled entities. It is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.
(As at 20th March 2014)