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Founded in 1894, The Bata Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers and retailers of quality footwear. A global concern with more than 30,000 employees, 24 production facilities, over 5,000 stores in more than 70 countries across the globe, Bata has been providing the best shoes at the best prices, backed by unparalleled service, for more than 120 years.

The family-owned business sells more than 180 million pairs of shoes per year in 5,800 retail outlets and produces locally in 22 Bata-owned manufacturing facilities across five continents.

Bata South Africa locally owns, manufactures and retails shoe brands including Toughees, TOMY Takkies, North Star, American Cup, Pata Pata, Safari, Bata Industrials, Bubblegummers, Power and B-First.