Every step counts … we push you to excel.
Position ourselves in the top 3 American center in marketing and manufacturing of high performance footwear
Our actions are based on the needs of our clients, collaborators and investors, at our word and in all that we commit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.