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").
Coinside with his 65th birthday, Surya Paloh lauched Bunga Rampai 65 Tahun Surya Dharma Paloh book. In this opportunity, Dr. (H.C) Martha Tilaar delivered birthday wish and congratulation for the book launching herself to Surya Paloh. She wishes that Surya Paloh will always in good health and keep continue creating in order to educate all generations.
Idul Fitri is one the most anticipated moments for moslem, including moslem employees in Martha Tilaar Group. Idul Fitri, or common said with Lebaran day, is a victorious moment for moslem to celebrate and also time for them to gather with family at home or hometown. To fasilitate the employee who wants to celebrate Idul Fitri in their hometown, Martha Tilaar Group held mass exodus, Musik (Mudik Asyik).