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").
Apresiasi Inspirasi Indonesia 2014 – Indonesian Inspiration Appreciation 2014 – was held by Koran Sindo last Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Ballroom of Mulia Hotel Senayan, Jakarta. This appreciation was given to 11 figures that inspiring other people in order to build the nation. One of the eleven figures is Dr. Martha Tilaar as the founder of Martha Tilaar Group.
Coincide with the 44th anniversary of Martha Tilaar Group last September 4th, 2014, the founder and chairwoman of Martha Tilaar Group, Dr. Martha Tilaar also celebrates her 77th birthday. Together with Prof. Alex Tilaar and Ratna Pranata, Dr. Martha Tilaar attended the celebration of her day and the company that held at Martha Tilaar Group office in industrial area of Pulo Gadung.