Bata has been present in Mauritius for more than 50 years and was known as a local shoe manufacturer and retailer of quality shoes at affordable prices. Bata was one of the very few international brands to have been active in Mauritius well before our independence. Today Bata still operates in the original premises in Coromandel, but all shoe manufacturing has ceased completely. All Bata shoes are being imported.
Since 1894, All Bata shops in the world were owned and operated by Bata. But in 2007, Bata decided to develop its franchise and Mauritius was the first country to sign the Bata Franchise agreement.
On the 30th May 2008, Bata Mauritius opened its First “Family Concept Store” according to the international Bata Standards, in Rose-Hill. The Rose Hill Shop was inaugurated by the Minister of Commerce of Industry of Mauritius together with the directors of Tamak Group and the directors of Bata.
In the same year, Bata Mauritius, opened another 3 stores on the Island, 1 City Concept Store in Royal of Port Louis & another 2 Family Concept Stores in Curepipe, and Desforges of Port Louis.
The success of the new shops, resulting from positive shopping experience of our customers and the medium-priced quality footwear, encouraged Tamak Group, the franchisee of Bata to open new shops.
In September 2011 the first revised City Concept Store was opened in Bagatelle Mall. Following its success in Bagatelle, another 5 Bata shops, namely VIP Flacq, Trianon Shopping Park, Phoenix Mall, Cascavelle and Riche Terre Mall were opened in the following years.
To day, Bata Mauritius is one of the leaders in the footwear market in Mauritius with its retail chain of 10 stores.