The Bata organization had been operating in Gabon since the 1970s; its activities came to an end in the following decade.
- In 1978, the affiliated company Bata Gabonaise S.A. R. L. carried on business in Gabon.
- Around 1985, business activities of the Bata organization in the country included production and sales.
- The entrepreneurial activities of the Bata organization in Gabon were suspended in 1988; the enterprises were sold.
- Bata, The Bata Shoe Organisation, 1978
- Thomas J. Bata, Remembered, Zlín 2016, ISBN 978-80-7473-398-7