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, Peugeot and UD Trucks, as well as being the main dealer for 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 and mining; agribusiness; infrastructure, logistics and others; information technology; and property. 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 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 Astratel Nusantara and PT Intertel Nusaperdana. 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 October 2016, the group is developing an integrated complex comprising office buildings and residential apartments through PT Menara Astra and Anandamaya Residences.
As of December 2016, Astra employed some 215,000 people in 208 companies, including subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates. It is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.