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. In 2018, Astra entered mobile lending fintech business by launching a joint venture, PT Astra WeLab Digital Arta.
Astra's activities in the heavy equipment and mining sectors, as well as construction 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. PT United Tractors Tbk also entered into energy business and currently is in the construction process for its 2x1,000 MW project. 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 and sea ports, as well as transportation and logistics. The infrastructure 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 has launched its pilot project, an integrated complex comprising office buildings and residential apartments, Menara Astra and Anandamaya Residences, and is now developing two new residential projects in Jakarta, Asya and Arumaya.
As of March 2019, Astra employed some 224,488 people in 229 companies, including subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates. It is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.