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Improving working lives TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK | PHOTOS: BATA INDUSTRIALS
Designing safety shoes that fit well, look good and offer the best performance for the job: Bata Industrials has gained a reputation as a global household name doing just that. Constantly reaffirming its position as a frontrunner through innovation of features, materials and technologies, the Best-based company prides itself on a reputation spanning decades of ensuring safety and support for workers all over the world.
highest quality standards and unique designs, the Dutch company is known worldwide to go the extra mile to protect the feet of their customers and has factories and partners all over the world. Bata Industrials’ offices and factories can be found in the Netherlands, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, Kenya, India, China, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. They sell over nine million pairs of professional footwear annually.
Bata Industrials offers a wide variety of safety shoes and work socks for every possible industry. Always offering the
Shoes, safety and science
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Bata Industrials houses its very own laboratory in which tests are conducted
together with scientists and designers, to ensure continuous innovation and top-notch quality. All shoes and socks are made of exclusively first-class natural materials. “Many people think that safety shoes are footwear with merely some kind of protection material in them,” begins Bata Industrials managing director Martijn Mathot. “Nothing is less true. Workers stand on their feet for eight hours – or longer – a day, often carrying heavy loads and performing strenuous activities. The best-quality footwear is essential to yourself keep healthy and productive.”