The Bata Shoe Company was set up in 1894 by three siblings, Tomas, Anna and Antonin Bata in the Czech Republic. A year later, Antonin left for the army, and Anna got married leaving Tomas Bata to run the nascent company by himself. Tomas died in a plane crash in 1932, and it is his son Thomas. J. Bata who grew the Bata Shoe Company to its current fame. Thomas Bata, however, died in 2008. The Bata Shoe Company operates in 5 continents and in over 70 countries in the world. The Bata Shoe Company has over 5,000 stores worldwide and over 50,000 employees. The Bata Shoe Company has over 1,000,000 customers daily and has over 20 shoe brands including the well renowned Safari Boot.
The Kenya Bata Shoe Company began operation in 1939 and set up a plant in Nairobi’s Limuru area in Kenya. This Bata Shoe factory in Kenya has grown over the years, and it now has a capacity to produce close to 60,000 pairs of shoes daily. In Kenya, the Bata Shoe Company sells close to 30 million pairs of shoes annually. The Bata Shoe Company in Kenya has over 111 Bata Shoe retail outlets and at least 25 of these Bata Shoe Outlets are located in Nairobi City.
Some of the Bata shoe outlets found within Nairobi city in Kenya are:
Bata Hilton in Nairobi
This Bata Shoe outlet in Nairobi is found on the Hilton building at the heart of the City Center. The Bata Shoe shop is located on the ground floor of the Hilton Building along City Hall way in Nairobi.
Bata 680 in Nairobi
Bata 680 shoe outlet in Nairobi is located on the ground floor of the Hotel Six Eighty Building along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi city.
Bata Shop in Nairobi
Bata Shop in Nairobi is the particular retail shoe shop of the Bata brand that is located along Tom Mboya Street in Nairobi, opposite the Fire Station.
Bata Biashara Street in Nairobi
There is a Bata Shoe shop housed by the Bazaar building in Nairobi along Biashara Street.
Bata Kimathi Street in Nairobi
There is a Bata retail outlet along Kimathi Street, off Kenyatta Avenue and close to Nation Centre Building within Nairobi city centre.
Bata Moi Avenue in Nairobi
Along Moi Avenue, close to Chicken House in Nairobi, there is yet another Bata Shoe outlet.
These are just a few of the Bata Shoe outlets found within the Nairobi Central Business District. It is also interesting to note that you can get a 15% discount when you shop from the Bata factory in Limuru in Kenya.