Bata India is one of the most prominent footwear manufacturers in India. Started off as Bata Shoe Company Private Limited in 1931, the hub of its operations was near Kolkata. The first to receive the ISO: 9001 certification, Bata has grown to be a multinational company. Bata India went public in 1973 and till date is the strongest and largest retailer in the footwear sector. From quality shoes for men to classy sandals for women, Bata India has it all in more than 1200 retail stores all over the country. Apart from the retail stores, Bata also has online shoes shopping available at www.bata.in.