With a clear goal of becoming a market leader in the world's fourth most populous country. Gunung Agung has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1953 when the late Tjio Wie Tay, popularly known as Haji Masagung, started the company at Jakarta's Jalan Kwitang, Almost fifty years on, the company's head office still operates from the same address.
Today, Gunung Agung is Indonesia's leading retail chain bookshop providing its customers with a comprehensive range of high quality books and stationery products at a competitive price paralleled with excellent service.
In 1991, Gunung Agung became a public company registered on Jakarta Stock Exchange.
Going into the new millennium, the company expanded its products line with stationery, school necessities, fancy goods, sporting goods, music instruments, office automation/equipment and high technology products.
Presently, the company operates thirty two store in ten major cities on the islands of Java and Bali with a combined sales area in excess of 28,000 square meters. Twenty are located in the Greater Jakarta Area, the capital city of Indonesia with a population of over 7.5 million people.
The new millennium has an even brighter future in store for Gunung Agung as it will further develop its retail business by expanding, among others, the educational product line in its stores in order to fulfill the needs of over 210 million people with an ever increasing disposable come as well as ever increasing hunger for knowledge.
With an experience of nearly half a country, Gunung Agung is ready for it.