Do you think Bata is an Indian or India born company ?
The answer is NO.
Bata (also known as Bata Shoe Organisation) is a family-owned global footwear and fashion accessory manufacturer and retailer with acting headquarters located in Lausanne, Switzerland. Organised into three business units: Bata Europe, based in Italy; Bata Emerging Market (Asia, Pacific, Africa and Latin America), based in Singapore, and Bata Protective (worldwide B2B operations), based in the Netherlands, the organisation has a retail presence in over 70 countries and production facilities in 26 countries.
The T. & A. Baťa Shoe Company was founded in 1894 in Zlín, Moravia, (then Austro-Hungarian Empire, today the Czech Republic) by Tomáš Baťa , his brother Antonín and his sister Anna, whose family had been cobblers for generations.
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