Bata is an established brand with strong presence in 70 countries and 5,000 stores worldwide. With over 100 years of history in the shoe business, Bata offers a wide collection of shoes catering for the middle to high income group level, from toddlers to children, and ladies and men.
The merchandise mix comprise of diverse collections as there are fashionable, trendy and up-to-date designs for every season. To name a few of our brands such as Bata, Marie Claire, Comfit, Power, Weinbrenner, Northstar, Pata Pata, Bubblegummer and Premium Leather collections.
Since our founding in 1894, Bata has been at the forefront of innovation; not only in the production and design of new styles, but in the creation of business models that permit a quick response to the ever-changing wants and needs of our customers. As a result, Bata enjoys a long history as a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality footwear, and proudly serves some one million customers each day. With more than 30,000 employees, 5,000 international retail stores, and a presence in over 70 countries, Bata is positioned to deliver an unparalleled combination of selection, quality, and service to customers around the globe.
Bata's reach is worldwide; its presence is local. Our novel international manufacturing structure allows Bata facilities around the globe to respond to the unique needs and wants of local customers. As a result, Bata is honored to be a local company in every country it serves. Bata continues to be guided by the same core principle it has followed for over one hundred years: to know its customers and to create the best possible products to meet their needs.
For over 13 decades, Bata has been on the leading edge of footwear design. Today, professionals in Bata's Shoe Innovation Centres around the world continue the tradition of innovation as they dedicate themselves to discovering new shoe materials, developing modern shoe technologies, and creating fresh footwear that marries style with comfort.
The name Bata became known in Malaya when its first store opened in the Capitol Building, Singapore. On the same year, Tomas Bata established Bata Shoe Company Limited to carry on business as manufacturers, distributors and marketers of footwear, as well as dealers in leather and rubber goods. Five years later, a factory was built in Klang to manufacture quality rubber footwear.
To keep up with its renew growth, a second company was incorporated under the name of Bata Shoe Company (Malaya) Limited on 28 November 1957 to promote more effective development and administration. Within six months of its operations, a first extension to the factory in Klang was completed and declared open. The company name was changed again nine years later to Bata Shoe (Malaya) Sdn. Bhd.
Today, after a major restructuring programme, the Bata factory in Klang is fully specialised in the production of PVC injected footwear for both domestic and overseas markets.
One of Bata's significant contributions to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia is the funding of the Bata Mobile Education Unit (MEU). The MEU visits schools all over Peninsular Malaysia to educate students on environmental and conservation issues. Educating the younger generation is essential in ensuring the continued conservation of the natural environment.