Our heritage

Our interactive timeline provides an overview of how Coats has developed since the company was founded over 250 years ago.

  • The early years
  • A time of change
  • Growing, global presence
  • Exciting opportunities

The early years

The origins of Coats can be traced to the families that created the weaving and textile industries of Paisley, Scotland during the late 18th century.

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Results and reports

Coats thread

The Annual Report 2013 is now available as a PDF

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Working at Coats

Keenny Jia, Opti China Logistics employee

Find out what it's like to work for Coats

Hear from our people

2013 performance

The Coats logo with spindles of blue thread in the foreground

Find out about Coats' financial performance

View our 2013 performance

Global directory

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