All safety shoes support and protect your feet while you work. Bata goes one step further. By working with scientists and conducting extensive in-house testing, Bata is a trendsetter in the industry when it comes to technology. The result: work shoes that offer the best possible support thanks to their perfect fit.

Foundation of Bata Industrials

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.

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Bata and safety footwear

Bata Industrials was founded in the 1970s in response to a specific demand from the market for footwear for professionals. Since then, Bata Industrials has evolved to become a designer, producer and marketer of safety footwear and socks, exclusively targeting the professional end user markets.

Bata Industrials worldwide

Today, Bata Industrials is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of this type of footwear, and the only one that is truly a global player. In Europe, the company is widely acclaimed for collections such as the BS2000and The Natural. With offices in the Netherlands, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, Kenya, India, China, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand,  Bata Industrials serves customer markets on virtually every continent.

Bata Industrials: A world wide player
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Bata Industrials in South Africa

South Africa is an important market for Bata Industrials. The South African Bata Industrials sells shoes, socks and insoles of Bata Industrials. There is a diverse assortment of safety footwear, from heavy duty boots to safety business shoes.