Bata International serves customers in much of Asia, the Pacific and Africa through its 3,000 stores and many dealers. It is supervised from Singapore. Bata International operates shoe innovation centers in several countries as well as 30 factories to serve individual markets. Bata Europe is based in Paris and operates 500 stores offering fashionable footwear. The world-class shoe innovation center just outside of Venice supplies many of the exclusive lines found in Bata stores throughout Europe.
Our journey began in 1950
Bata Shoe Company of Ceylon Limited was incorporated on the 9th of June, 1950 at Grand pass, Colombo in a small warehouse with 53 persons. Our initial representation was only in the City of Colombo and the Retail operations commenced in 1951 from our outlet in Main Street, Colombo 11.
What we are today
Today we have a spacious factory and office in Ratmalana, with 430 employees. We are now, one of the largest Footwear Manufacturers in the Republic with Retail Stores and Depots around the Island. We also have 74 Authorized Dealers and a countless number of department stores and independent retailers as our customers.
We’re just getting started
In keeping with our Policy of promoting National and Community Development, we participate in many projects. Food production, Scholarships to Universities, improvement to hospitals, playgrounds, Public Services Institutions, Institution for the under-privileged are a few of these. We are firm believers in the building of a healthy and vigorous nation and towards this end, our contribution to furthering sports is well known.