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Milestones / Chronicle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Sewu Segar Nusantara became the Champion of Indonesia Original Brand for Fruits 2016