About Us

Milestones / Chronicle

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    1953

    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.

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    1960

    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.

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    1978

    As Gunung Sewu diversified into property, it pushed creative boundaries by developing Hayam Wuruk Plaza as the first wheelchair accessible building in Jakarta.

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    1979

    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.

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    1984

    GGP inaugurated its sixth manufacturing line to capture a growing demand in canned pineapples. GGP now has 23 production lines.

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    1984

    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.

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    1987

    Gunung Sewu acquired Indo Keramik (now Indo Porcelain), a manufacturer of porcelain tableware in Tangerang.

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    1990

    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.

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    1992

    Universal Life Indo was renamed Sewu New York Life as Gunung Sewu formed a joint venture with New York Life.

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    1992

    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.

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    1993

    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.

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    1995

    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.

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    1998

    Gunung Sewu was shaken by the Asian Financial Crisis—a test of resilience which the Group passed to reach greater heights.

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    2003

    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.

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    2005

    Sequislife acquired Met Life Indonesia to expand into institutional business, bancassurance and telemarketing.

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    2006

    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.

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    2009

    Om Go passed away leaving a lasting legacy of an entrepreneurial and reputable Gunung Sewu.

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    2011

    Semasi's footwear brand Gino Mariani made an aggressive push to tap into Indonesia’s growing middle class.

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    2011

    Farpoint launched its first development project VERDEa pioneer in tropical resort living in Jakarta CBD.

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    2012

    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.

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    2013

    Gunung Sewu marked a historic milestone, celebrating its 60th anniversary.

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    2014

    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.

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    2014

    New-concept modern wholesaler SaveMax opened its first store in Serpong.

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    2015

    Sierad Produce, an integrated poultry-based food company, became part of Gunung Sewu through acquisition by Great Giant Pineapple.