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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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A world of opportunities

A factory worker

Find out what it's like to be part of a diverse global team

Careers with Coats

Understanding Coats

Five elements diagram

What makes Coats a strong and sustainable investment

2016 half year results

Big yarns of thread being manufactured

Our half year results were announced on 28 July 2016

Global directory

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