Martha Tilaar Group begins from a small beauty salon established by DR. (H.C.) Martha Tilaar at a garage sized 4x6 meter in 1970.
The company was founded in 1977 by Dr. HC. Martha Tilaar, (the late) Pranata Bernard, and Theresa Harsini Setiady.
In 1981, the company established the first modern factory on Jl. Pulo Ayang No. 3, Pulogadung Industrial Estate, which manufactures cosmetics and herbal medicine with brand "Sariayu-Martha Tilaar" for the first time.
In 1986, the Company established a second modern factory on Jl. Pulo Kambing, Pulogadung Industrial Estate ("Pulo Kambing Factory").
On its 200th years of age, Bogor Botanical Garden has just held its anniversary day last Thursday (18/05). Together with Presidential staff, Teten Masduki, to represent President Joko Widodo, Minister of Indonesia Communication and Informatic Rudiantara, Head of Indonesia Botanical Garden Hj. Megawati Soekarnoputri, Mayor of Bogor Bima Arya, and the ambassador of fellowship countries, Netherland, Japan, and Germany, Dr.(H.C) Martha Tilaar also come as one of guest of honors in the Two Centuries of Bogor Botanical Garden ceremonial event.
Indonesia is granted with incredibly rich mineral resources and biodiversity. Orchid is one of biodiversity that Indonesia should be proud of. Fact shows that one-third of orchid species are growing in Indonesia, including Coelogyne pandurata (black orchid), Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum (the shiney green leaf Paphiopedilum or tropical lady’s-slipper), Aerides odorata, Phalaenopsis amabilis (month orchid), Phalaenopsis violacea (spangled orchid), and Coelogyne marthae.