This Man Bata

Today the 12th of July 2011 we mark the 79th anniversary of the passing on of Bata Shoe company founder Mr. Tomas Bata who died at the age of 56 in a plane crash.

Reads a website dedicated to the Bata founder http://www.batamemories.org.uk ; “…..Tomas Bata was born in 1876 and started life as a poor boy but he did not dream of making millions, he seemed, rather to be obsessed with the idea of helping his country and his people. In the young Bata there quickly ripens the wish and the determination to achieve something. He is a shoemaker – a practical man, but with a power of imagination amounting to genius. Thomas has visions of colossal factories, with the most modern machinery, installed in airy workshops, and a system of the most modern factory-hygiene.”

Born in a family of shoe makers, Tomas Bata started the business in Zlin in 1894 and today it has spread to 5 continents around the world.

Click here to read some quotes by this legendary entrepreneur
and a little more about Bata History

We salute this great man whose legacy still lives on…

“A customer’s order is sacred.” - Tomas Bata

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