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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

Growing, global presence

Now a listed company Coats' global footprint and product range continued to grow throughout the 20th century as it expanded to all parts of the globe and grew as an organisation

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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

AGM 2016

Spools of thread in various colours

Listen to a recording of our 2016 AGM held on 18 May

Global directory

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