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Coats opens new manufacturing facility in Huamantla Mexico

Coats Group plc, the world's leading industrial thread manufacturer, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico. The new plant will be producing high-quality products for the automotive, household & recreation and other industries.

With an investment of 9 million USD, the Huamantla Plant has been built on 12.000 m2 and its supporting infrastructure is based on sustainable standards. It has a dedicated warehouse and distribution centre that will serve both the local Mexican and US-based customers.

The new plant will support Coats’ growth strategy over the coming years and will be a key supplier to the automotive, personal protection, wire and cable industries and will play a pivotal role in supporting broadband and telecommunications solutions across the Americas. Coats products will be supplied to tier 1 companies whose products end up in some of the most renowned brands.

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Complementing Coats’ existing operations in the Orizaba Plant in Mexico, reduced workflows at the new Huamantla Plant will deliver measurable inputs towards the company’s sustainability and productivity objectives, while also ensuring maximum levels of flexibility to cater changing customer needs.

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Rajiv Sharma, Coats Group Chief Executive, said: ‘Coats is a pioneering company and high-quality production is crucial to our success. To help enhance our strong innovation approach, we are investing in key manufacturing locations in Mexico. The new Huamantla Plant will allow us to be more sustainable while better meeting customer needs and expectations in a fast-changing world.’

To watch an introductory video of the Coats Huamantla Plant, please click here

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For more information contact:
Ellen Johnson, Director of Brand and Communications
Ellen.Johnson@coats.com
M: +44 (0) 7721 237884

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About Coats

With over 250 years of heritage, Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread company. At home in some 50 countries, Coats has a workforce of over 17,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2021 were US$1.5bn.

Coats provides complementary and value-adding products, services and software solutions to the apparel and footwear industries. It also applies innovative techniques to develop high technology performance materials threads, yarns, fabrics and composites in areas like personal protection, telecoms, energy, transportation, and household and recreation.

Headquartered in the UK, Coats is a constituent of the FTSE 250 and FTSE4Good Index Series. It is a participant in the UN Global Compact, a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has approved short term Science Based Targets to 2030 and is committed to developing a long-term target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the highest level of ambition on climate change under the Science Based Target initiative.

The pioneering history and innovative culture of Coats enable the delivery of its purpose to connect talent, textiles and technology to make a better and more sustainable world.