Founded in the Czech Republic in 1894, Bata was one of the first manufacturers to sell its products all over the world. As early as the 1930s, the company was active in Switzerland, Germany, England, France, Yugoslavia, Poland, India and the Netherlands. This expansion continued, and in the 1960s, 42,000 employees were working in one of Bata’s thousands of shops and many factories. The foundation of this success was our continuous commitment to research and development.
Bata serves a million customers each day with a business model based on quality and accessibility for all. From environmentally conscious shoes to high-tech heels, Bata’s strategic innovation and production is led by a diverse group of real people. Take a look at some of our true stories, to discover more about Bata’s pioneering products and talented innovators.