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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

A time of change

The 'Industrial Revolution' of the 19th century influenced almost every aspect of daily life in some way. It began with the mechanisation of the textile industries and the Coats and Clark firms were at the forefront of this change

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A world of opportunities

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 full year results

A manufacturing floor with reels of thread

We announced our 2016 full year results at 0700 on 24 February

Global directory

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