Who we are
With a rich heritage dating back to the 1750s, Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread and textile crafts business employing 20,000 employees in over 70 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. Almost 1 in 5 garments on the planet are held together with Coats' thread and our products are sold in over 100 countries.
Our Industrial Division is three times the size of its nearest competitor in industrial thread, and our Crafts Division is the number one global player in the textile crafts market.
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 strong relationships with customers and consumers mean our products and services meet current and future needs. Our company-wide understanding of our business partners and consumers, coupled with the deep expertise of our people, builds trust and certainty.
Our pioneering history and innovative culture ensure we continue leading the way around the world: providing complementary and value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries; extending the crafts offer into new markets and online; and applying innovative techniques to develop products in new areas such as tracer threads, aramids and fibre optics.