About of

Coban Group


Every step counts … we push you to excel.


Position ourselves in the top 3 American center in marketing and manufacturing of high performance footwear

We believe in people like you, who with perseverance build their own story of success and improvement.
We believe in Guatemalan hands that strive to protect the steps for a better Guatemala.
That’s why we encourage you to excel because we believe that every step of yours matters.
We believe in the communities where we are and in our collaborators because for more than 100 years we are firmly committed to helping them grow.
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Our Values


Our actions are based on the needs of our clients, collaborators and investors, at our word and in all that we commit.

Service vocation

We are born to serve. To our customers, partners, company and community.

We foster social, community and employee development.


We work comprehensively and productively to achieve excellence. We have a rating above the industry standard.


We share a common goal and work together as an entrepreneur.

Spirit of overcoming

We have a persevering attitude giving every day more.




Grupo Cobán is born as a property owned by the German Anfonso Herring in San Cristobal Verapaz, Alta Verapaz. For 1921 a complete workshop for the manufacture of footwear is established.


Decade of the 50's

Entering the 1950s, a Guatemalan family buys the plant and gives it a new impulse. With the acquisition of Miguel Torrebiarte, a special stamp is printed on Grupo Coban, which nowadays remains.


First branch

The first branch of Shoe Stores Coban located in zone 1 capitalina is opened, in an area next to the Central Train Station. And in 1958 is founded Central American Hulera, where the manufacture of soles and heels of rubber begins to replace the use of leather soles and satisfy the market demand.



Grupo Cobán takes advantage of the declaration of the Central American Common Market and begins its exports to different countries of the Isthmus along with the Dominican Republic and the United States.

In 1985 the Rhino brand was registered, which became a national and international benchmark for high quality work footwear.


100 Years!

In 2,014 Grupo Cobán fulfilled 100 years of operations.
It currently has more than 600 employees, exports to different countries and its Rhino brand is a reference of quality and durability in national and international footwear.


Comercial Offices



Región Centroaméricana


» 24 Calle 20-56 Zona 12 Guatemala, Guatemala
» Phone (502) 2421-6900
» Email info@grupocoban.com.gt


» Km 7.8 carretera a Masaya Edificio Managua, Nicaragua Nitalsa Modulo III
» Phone (505) 22760260 / (505) 22760262
» Email rhinonicaragua@grupocoban.com.ni

Costa Rica

» Calle 26 y 28 Barrio Cuba, San José, Costa Rica.
» Phone (506) 2233-7022
» Fax (506) 2233-7502
» Email info@incensa.net