Bata Shoes is a large, family-owned shoe company established in Zlín, modern-day Czech Republic and currently headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bata operates three business units worldwide – Bata Metro Markets, Bata Emerging Markets and Bata Branded Business. It has a retail presence in over 70 countries and production facilities in 27 countries. In its history the company has sold more than 14 billion pairs of shoes. Home to Bata's Asia Pacific and Africa operations, the Singapore office manages 3,000 outlets in the region and its many dealers and suppliers.