Who we are
With a rich heritage dating back to the 1750s, Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textiles crafts market. Headquartered in the UK we employ 19,000 employees in over 60 countries across six continents around the world.
A global leader
We have an unrivalled access to global markets and customers, and are recognised as the market leader across many areas of operation. Our products are sold in over 100 countries.
Our Industrial business is significantly larger than its nearest competitor in industrial thread, and our Crafts business is the number one player in the Americas textile crafts market and has operations in the UK.
Deep heritage and expertise
Coats has a long heritage and has been serving customers and playing a part in communities for more than 250 years.
Our well known brands and company-wide understanding of our customers and consumers mean our products and services meet current and future needs. Our strong relationships with our business partners and consumers, coupled with the deep expertise of our people, builds trust and certainty.
Our pioneering history and innovative culture ensure lead the way around the world: providing complementary and value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries; applying innovative techniques to develop technical products in new areas such as aramids, tracer threads and fibre optics; and extending the crafts offer into both new markets and online.