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Bata India Ltd

  • India's largest footwear retailer.
  • First company in the Indian shoe industry to receive ISO: 9001 certification.
  • 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. It was 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 with a retail network of over 1,200 stores across the country. The stores are present in prime 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

2015 Identified as the top Indian footwear brand at the Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards.
2014 Receives Udyog Rattan Award.
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.


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The industry is expected to generate 5 lakh new employment opportunities and achieve cumulative foreign exchange inflows worth US$ 75 billion and investments of >US$ 1 billion by 2025.