Om Go Soei Kie (Dasuki Angkosubroto) founded Gunung Sewu and focused on trading staple commodities. He was highly respected for his entrepreneurship, integrity and humility.
Through astute entrepreneurship and discipline, Om Go expanded his network across the Indonesian archipelago and led Gunung Sewu to become one of Indonesia's prominent commodity traders.
As Gunung Sewu diversified into property, it pushed creative boundaries by developing Hayam Wuruk Plaza as the first wheelchair accessible building in Jakarta.
Gunung Sewu expanded into agribusiness. It incubated GGP and started planting pineapple seeds in Lampung. GGP is now the third largest canned pineapple producer in the world.
GGP inaugurated its sixth manufacturing line to capture a growing demand in canned pineapples. GGP now has 23 production lines.
Gunung Sewu made a bold move into the untapped life insurance market in Indonesia when it joined forces with Ayala Corporation (Philippines) to set up Universal Life Indo.
Gunung Sewu acquired Indo Keramik (now Indo Porcelain), a manufacturer of porcelain tableware in Tangerang.
GGL was established as a solution to manage GGP's waste. Instead of discharging pineapple skins from GGP into the environment, they were processed as cattle fodder for GGL.
Universal Life Indo was renamed Sewu New York Life as Gunung Sewu formed a joint venture with New York Life.
NTF was established in Lampung to focus on cultivating Cavendish bananas. NTF has since diversified into guavas and pineapples and sells its fresh produce mainly to its sister company SSN.
Gunung Sewu took full ownership of brown/dress shoe manufacturer Semasi. Since then, Bogor-based Semasi has expanded from a home industry to an export-oriented manufacturer.
SSN set up its distribution centre in Tangerang, near Jakarta. A pioneer in the fruit ripening process, SSN distributes its flagship Cavendish bananas and other produce under the Sunpride and Sunfresh brands to retailers across Indonesia.
Gunung Sewu was shaken by the Asian Financial Crisis—a test of resilience which the Group passed to reach greater heights.
To strengthen its portfolio, Gunung Sewu bought all of New York Life’s shares in Sewu New York Life. The company was rebranded as Sequislife.
Sequislife acquired Met Life Indonesia to expand into institutional business, bancassurance and telemarketing.
Farpoint, the Group's real estate arm, began to reposition its portfolio. Farpoint acquired properties in Jakarta including Menara Budi (left) which was later converted into the VERDE apartments.
Om Go passed away leaving a lasting legacy of an entrepreneurial and reputable Gunung Sewu.
Semasi's footwear brand Gino Mariani made an aggressive push to tap into Indonesia’s growing middle class.
Farpoint launched its first development project VERDE—a pioneer in tropical resort living in Jakarta CBD.
Gunung Sewu further penetrated the domestic consumer market through acquiring additional shares of Yupi Jelly Gum which in 2014 became the largest gummy candy producer in ASEAN.
Gunung Sewu marked a historic milestone, celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Re.Juve, the first cold-press juicery in Jakarta, opened its first store in May at Gandaria City followed by its second and third stores at Kota Kasablanka and Lotte Shopping Avenue respectively.
New-concept modern wholesaler SaveMax opened its first store in Serpong.
Sierad Produce, an integrated poultry-based food company, became part of Gunung Sewu through acquisition by Great Giant Pineapple.