The Bata company started to do business in the country in 1940, and that by establishing a company, soon followed by starting production in the company’s own factory.

  • In 1940, the affiliated company Manufactura Boliviana S. A., Cochabamba was established.
  • Production in a new factory – Cochabamba – was started soon afterwards.
  • In 1950, approx. 200-300 employees worked in the factory.
  • 1962 – The list of Bata-owned companies located on the territory of Bolivia according to historical records includes Manufactura Boliviana S. A. (Bolivia).
  • In 1992, the company Manaco, Cochabamba, operated in the country.


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