Tomáš Baťa‘s company. 1894 – Siblings Antonín, Anna and Tomáš Baťa set a company with original name A. & T. Baťa in Czechoslovakia .
1894 – Siblings Antonín, Anna and Tomáš Baťa set a companywithoriginalname A. & T. Baťa in Czechoslovakia.
1905 – 250 employers – 2200 pairs of shoes per day. The famous motto: “Our customer, our Lord”
1927 – production raised from 9 million to 15 million pairs of shoes per year
1932 – TomášBaťa had a tragic flight accident on the way to Switzerland and he died. His younger brother Jan Baťa became a new leader of the company. He started to produce tires, planes and bicycles. Tomáš J. Baťa, the son of TomášBaťa, assembled The first international congress of young Baťas.
more and more famous. It has even
gained two ships for the transport
across the sea.
1945 – All Baťa companies in Eastern European countries are nationalized by communist governments.
1989 – with the fall of Communism, TomášBaťa is invited by the new president, Vaclav Havel, to return to the Czech Republic and received a hero’s welcome. New stores are opened for example in Zlin.
1995 – Partnership develops in Eastern Europe. Stores reopen in Russia, Poland, Croatia and Slovenia
Nowadays TomášBaťaa.s. engages in charity, modernizes factories,…In Padova, in Italia was setting European Shoe Innovation Centre. This centre maps research of new materials and technologies.
The Baťaa.s. company is the
biggest shoe seller in the CR,
has 83 stores. Store on the
square of Vaclav in Prague is
the biggest store in the Europe,
has 5 floors.
Baťa stores sells brand shoes like are Adidas, Nike, Power, Salomon, Vans, DC Shoes, New Balance, Columbia a Reebok.
Baťa serve over 1 millioncustomers per day, employsover 40 000 people, has 4 600 stores in 5 continents, more than 50 countries.