Ivory Coast

The Bata company opened its stores in the country in 1938. An affiliated company was established there later. Business activities in the country stopped in 1989.

  • In 1938, the Bata company was selling goods in two stores – Abidjan, Grand-Bassam.
  • In 1956, the company put into operation a central warehouse and an office – Abidjan.
  • In the 1960s, besides retail, business activities of Bata carried out in the Ivory Coast included also production in a modern factory built before 1969 – Abidjan; they received supplies from the tannery located in Rufisque, Senegal.
  • In 1978, Bata S. A. Ivoirienne carried out business activities in the country.
  • In 1989,  the Bata organization closed operations in the country (Knotek, pp. 128).


  • Bata, The Bata Shoe Organisation, 1978
  • Thomas J. Bata, Remembered, Zlín 2016, ISBN 978-80-7473-398-7
  • Moravian Provincial Archives in Brno – State District Archive in Zlín, Czech Republic
Baťova továrna, Abidjan, 1969
Baťova továrna, Abidjan, 1969