The company was founded in 1957 under the name PT Astra International Inc by Tjia Kian Tie, Liem Pen Hong, Parulian Nainggolan, Datu Parulas Nainggolan and Saut Guru Pamosik Nainggolan.

The group’s operating philosophy consists of 4 things: To be an Asset to the Nation; To provide the best service to customers; To respect individuals and promote teamwork; To continually strive for excellence.

It is Southeast Asia’s largest independent automotive group. Operating predominantly in Indonesia, it runs through 240 subsidiaries, joint ventures, and associates, and is supported by 188,788 employees. In addition, the group is a provider of a full range of automobile and motorcycle products in partnerships with companies which include Toyota, Daihatsu, Isuzu, UD Trucks, Peugeot and BMW for automobiles, and Honda for motorcycles. Astra also has a strong presence in the automotive component sector through its subsidiary PT Astra Otoparts Tbk.

In addition, Astra has interests in financial services; heavy equipment and mining; agribusiness; infrastructure and logistics; and information technology. In financial services, Astra’s businesses provide financial products and services to support its automotive and heavy equipment sales. The group was also involved in retail banking through a stake in PT Bank Permata Tbk until the late 2010s. 

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