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").
Martha Tilaar Grop received proud achievement. Two brands of Martha Tilaar Group, Sariayu and Caring Colours Martha Tilaar received Satria Brand Award 2014. This award is the highest award for a brand that given by Suara Merdeka Group based on regional research by Indoresearcher in all over Central Java.
Martha Tilaar Group received 5 awards in 5 categories, Sariayu Martha Tilaar got Top Brand 2014 in Facial Cotton category, Olive Oil, and Traditional Body Scrub, Martha Tilaar Spa got Top Brand 2014 in Spa category, and Rudy Hadisuwarno got Top Brand Award 2014 in Hair Tonic category. Wulan Tilaar, as the Vice Chairwoman of Martha Tilaar Group, came to represent Martha Tilaar Group in this awarding night.