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. In the motor vehicle market, the group partners with Toyota, Daihatsu, Isuzu and Peugeot, as well as being the dealers for UD Trucks and BMW, and in the motorcycle market, it partners with Honda. 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, mining, construction & energy; agribusiness; infrastructure & logistics; information technology; and property. In financial services, Astra's businesses provide financial products and services to support its automotive sales through PT Astra Sedaya Finance, PT Toyota Astra Financial Services and PT Federal International Finance, and heavy equipment sales through PT Surya Artha Nusantara Finance and PT Komatsu Astra Finance. 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 also entered life insurance business through PT Astra Aviva Life.
Astra's activities in the heavy equipment and mining sectors are conducted through PT United Tractors Tbk, which is the sole distributor for Komatsu heavy equipment, and is a leading coal mining contractor, a mine owner and a construction contractor. 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, including toll roads, energy, transportation & logistics and sea ports. The business is managed by PT Astra Tol Nusantara and PT Astra Nusa Perdana. PT Serasi Autoraya manages the logistics value chain business. Through PT Astra Graphia Tbk, it is one of the country's leading providers in document and IT solution services. In property, in which Astra has participated since 2016, the group is finalising its pilot project, an integrated complex comprising office buildings and residential apartments, Menara Astra and Anandamaya Residences, as well as two new residential projects in Jakarta, Asya and Arumaya.
As of September 2018, Astra employed some 226,000 people in 224 companies, including subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates. It is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.