Bata India is the largest footwear retail chain in India. Bata India serves over 1 Lakh customers per day and has more than 8000 employees on its rolls. The company operates 950 retail stores and runs 5 production facilities across India.
Bata set up its first factory in India in Konnagar in 1931 which was
later on shifted to Batanagar. Its five production facilities are
located at: Batanagar, West Bengal (1936); Bataganj, Bihar (1942);
Faridabad, Haryana (1951); Peenya, Karnataka (1988); and Hosur, Tamil
Nadu (1994). The company manufactures leather, rubber, canvas and PVC
shoes. Bata India has an in-house tannery at Mokamehghat in Bihar, which
is the second largest in Asia. Today, Bata India has around 35 per cent
market share in the organized footwear market.