||To perpetuate the values of community and entrepreneurship that are synonymous with the Bata name through the support of culture, education and youth.”


July 12, 1932, Tomas Bata died tragically

July 12, 1932 in the early morning soon after takeoff the plane crashed with Tomas Bata on board. Pilot was Jindřich Brouček. Both did not survived the crash. The plane crashed in Otrokovice at the edge of the area today, the company TOMA Otrokovice toward water lake...

WORKSHOP WOOD 2019 – photo gallery

Wednesday public vernissage ended the 19th year of the international WOOD 2019 student workshop. Thanks for your support: Husqvarna, Continental Barum Otrokovice, Lesy a statky Tomáše Bati in Loucka, Švehlák Zlín s.r.o., Pozimos and Rotary Club Zlin Workshop...

The Mission of the Thomas Bata Foundation

”To perpetuate the values of community and entrepreneurship that are synonymous with the Bata name through the support of culture, education and youth.”

The Thomas Bata Foundation was founded in 1997 by Thomas J. Bata, with the aim of supporting useful projects and expanding social values. Today, the foundation´s major activities include:

Bata Heritage


Culture and Community Development


Student Programmes


Renting of the Bata Villa