Coats Colour Express wins Texprocess innovation award
- 15 May 2013
Coats Colour Express - the revolutionary web-based service providing the apparel and footwear industry with the world’s fastest and most colour accurate sampling facility for industrial sewing thread - has won a sought-after Texprocess award for innovative and outstanding developments, technologies and methods in the processing of textiles and flexible materials.
Texprocess is the leading International trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials. This year 18 companies applied with 30 products and services for the Texprocess Innovation Award 2013, but only seven innovations were awarded, one of which was Coats Colour Express. The official award ceremony will take place on 10 June 2013 at the Congress Centre in Frankfurt.
Coats Colour Express is an unrivalled service offering customers a tool to help them select a precisely matched colour sample thread for their needs. It is the only truly integrated thread sampling service that connects brands, retailers and manufacturers online with Coats sales teams, laboratories and production facilities.
Frazer Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, Coats plc, said: ‘It is a great achievement for Coats Colour Express to win a Texprocess Innovation Award. I would like to congratulate everyone who has been involved in CCE not only for this terrific award but also for the positive impact it is having for our customers in terms of increasing speed to market, as well as for our own business and reputation for customer focused innovation.’
Coats Colour Express now has around 20,000 order lines placed per month on its new sampling platform and close to 55% of these orders are entered directly by customers.
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With a rich heritage dating back to the 1750s, Coats is the world's leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, at home in more than 70 countries, employing 20,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2012 were US$1.7bn.
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.
Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company continues 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.
- One in five garments on the planet is held together using Coats’ thread
- 75 million car airbags are made using Coats’ thread every year
- Coats produces enough yarn to knit 65 million scarves a year
- In three and a half hours, Coats makes enough thread to go the moon and back
- 300 million pairs of shoes are made every year using Coats’ thread
- One million teabags using Coats’ thread are brewed every 10 minutes
- Thousands of surgical operations take place every day using Coats’ thread
- Thomas Edison used Coats’ thread in 1879 to invent the light bulb
- Coats produces enough thread to reach around the Equator every 11 minutes
- Coats is the second largest and fastest growing global zip manufacturer
About Coats Colour Express CAPSURE
The Coats Colour Express CAPSURE device was created by X-Rite, the global leader in colour science and technology.
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