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").
August is a special month for Martha Tilaar Group, for today, through Presidential Decree of Republic of Indonesia No.66,TK/Tahun 2016 about Badge of Honor Bintang Budaya Parama Dharma, Dr.(H.C) Martha Tilaar is receiving Badge of Honor Bintang Budaya Parama Dharma from Republic of Indonesia President, Joko Widodo.
In National Technology Awakening Day 2016 held Abyudaya Award 2016 as appreciation for industrial sector that take an active role in producing and utilizing the result of national development and research into inovative products. For the achievement in innovative product development, PT Martina Berto, Tbk is chosen as the only one private industry who get rge Abyudaya Award 2016.