Bata footwear was being exported to Haiti from 1930, and soon after own stores followed. Since 1940 the Bata Shoe Company owned a shoe factory. Several decades after the Second World War the Bata Company operated in Haiti.

  • In the year 1930 the Bata Company exported 400 pairs of footwear to Haiti; in the following year the export increased reaching 6,000 pairs in 1933, 31,000 pairs in 1933, and 34,000 pairs in 1938.
  • In 1937 the Bata Company owned a store in Port-au-Prince; in 1938 there were 2 stores in the country.
  • At the end of 1940 there was a Bata shoe factory in Haiti with the aim to export to the USA.
  • The retail network stayed the same during the war years and the post-war period, and in 1947 there were 2 stores in the country.
  • In the year 1962, due to a family arrangement, the business in Haiti was in the hands of Jan A. Bata.


  • Tomáš J. Baťa, Švec pro celý svět, Praha 1991
  • Moravský zemský archiv v Brně – Státní okresní archiv Zlín, Česko