Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc is a member of the Bata Shoe Organisation (BSO), a worldwide manufacture and distributor of all kinds of footwear. We began in Zambia in 1937 with a small shoe-shop in Livingstone and grew by opening shops in the other main towns. We were then just a sales outlet for Bata shoe Company Zimbabwe Limited, then Southern Rhodesia. This factory became quickly inadequate for our growing business, and in 1967 we moved into our own brand new factory on Mukwa Road, Lusaka, where we used the latest equipment to produce a variety of leather, plastic and industrial footwear. In 1973, we became a Public Limited Company.