The Bata Shoe Company started its activities in Guatemala by selling footwear and in 1940 production started. Nevertheless, the company business activities in Guatemala ceased after the Second World War.

  • In the year 1930 the Bata Shoe Company exported just 200 pairs of shoes to Guatemala. In the following decade the export to Guatemala fluctuated, in 1932 it was 500 pairs; in 1936 – 2000 pairs, and in 1938 – 800 pairs.
  • At the end of 1940 a sister company Compania Guatemalteca Incatecu with the capital of $100 000 was set up; under the Government concession it was permitted to build a factory for leather processing, and the production of leather and rubber goods.
  • Around 1945 the Bata Shoe Company had a retail network of 18 stores in Guatemala.
  • After the end of the Second World War, the Bata Company lost control of its company in Guatemala.
  • In 1992 another enterprise was registered under the name Bata Guatemala in Guatemala City.


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