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Bata India Ltd

  • Leading manufacturer of footwear in India
  • First Indian shoe industry to receive ISO: 9001 certification
  • India's largest footwear retailer
  • Owns a retail network of over 1,200 stores

Bata India is the largest retailer and leading manufacturer of footwear in India and is part of the Bata Shoe Organisation. It was incorporated as Bata Shoe Company Private Ltd in 1931 and was set up initially as a small operation in Konnagar (near Kolkata) in 1932. In January 1934, the foundation stone for the first building of Bata's operation - now called the Bata - was laid. In the years that followed, the overall site was doubled in area. This township is popularly known as Batanagar. It was also the first manufacturing facility in the Indian shoe industry to receive the ISO: 9001 certification.

The company went public in 1973 when it changed its name to Bata India Ltd. Today, Bata India has established itself as India's largest footwear retailer. Its retail network of over 1,200 stores gives it a reach/coverage that no other footwear company can match. The stores are present in good locations and can be found in all the metros, mini-metros and towns. The company also operates a large non-retail distribution network through its urban wholesale division and caters to millions of customers through over 30,000 dealers.


Bata India Ltd: India's Largest Footwear Company

2013 Receives recognition from Brand Equity as being among 'Top Most Trusted Brands' in retail category
2009 Starts with 'lean' production of safety shoes
2008 Bata Industrials laboratory receives A-status certificate from the SATRA research and technology centre
2004 Invests in further automation and robotisation of machinery and equipment, and production line
1973 Goes public and changes its name to Bata India Ltd

Updated: September, 2014

By 2018, the Indian retail sector is likely to grow at a CAGR of 13 per cent to reach US$ 950 billion.
x IBEF : India Brand Equity Foundation