Bata Shoe Company, a well-known brand name in the footwear business, has quickly responded to and dispelled news that has been circulating on social media regarding the closure of its operations in Kenya.
Benson Okumu, the Managing Director of the company, has explained the matter and assuaged the public’s concerns by assuring them that the Bata Shoe Company will not be going out of business but will instead be undertaking a standard maintenance shutdown.
Okumu stressed in a statement made on Saturday that the company is undergoing its typical yearly maintenance shutdown, which occurs during the off-peak season.
“We are in business. We are on a normal annual maintenance shutdown normally provided for during the off-peak season.” He stated,
Okumu elaborated by saying that Bata Shoe Company is a historic firm with a systematic approach to operations that takes into account seasonal breaks.
“We are a heritage business, strategic in operations for commercial output, thus seasonal breaks in production are within our scope.” Okumu’s statement read,
Okumu calmed the nerves of worried customers and partners by assuring them that Bata Shoe Company stores are still open and running as usual. He reassured customers that the company would always prioritize their needs and strive to provide the best footwear and customer service possible.
Okumu said, “All our branches are open and functional with great teams to serve you and a wide variety of shoes in ample stocks to deliver on our promise – to provide quality footwear for all.”
The company, a prominent player in the country’s footwear market, has a rich history dating back to 1939.
Located in Limuru, the company operates over 150 stores nationwide, continuously offering customers a wide range of footwear options.