Our strategic pillars
Innovation, Sustainability, Digital and Acquisition are our levers for change and provide the tools that will enable us to deliver value.See it in action
Apparel & Footwear
The global market leader in supplying premium thread to the A&F industriesScroll down to unfold the story
100% Recycled thread
Coats Epic EcoVerde is a 100% recycled premium polyester corespun sewing thread that has been precisely engineered to create durable, attractive seams across a wide range of recycled fabrics and materials.
Solving complex customer problems with ease
We look to identify companies with unique capabilities technology, innovations, or intellectual property that can be scaled to deliver value for customers and shareholders.
40%reduction in water waste
Our global goal is to reduce our water used per kilogramme of thread produced by 40% by 2022 against our 2018 baseline.
Fabric usage optimisation in apparel manufacturing
Our most recent acquisition ThreadSol, completed early in 2019, complements our previous acquisitions of GSD and Fast React allowing us to offer an ever broader suite of industry leading consultancy, tools and PLM software to garment manufacturers and brands / retailers.
100% Two new sustainable threads
We have manufactured two new 100% sustainable threads: Tre Cerchi Vero and Tre Cerchi Vero+. Both are made from sustainable raw materials, are eco-friendly and free from harmful substances while delivering a premium quality thread.
Pioneering a sustainable future–making it happen
In recognition of our strong ESG credentials and as a member of the FTSE4Good UK Index, and a participant in the UN Global Compact, we set ambitious sustainability targets in March 2019 that build on existing achievements to accelerate our progress towards a more sustainable future.
Our newly launched brand offers a technology business delivering great customer value and is ideally placed to solve the Apparel and Footwear industry’s big problems – cost, speed and transparency.
Our workforce is at the heart of making our business a success and we recognise that listening to them and keeping them engaged is essential to that success continuing.
Apparel & Footwear Revenue
77% of group(2018: $1,083m) Jump to performance
We are experts in the design and supply of a diverse range of technical products that serve a variety of strategic and end use marketsScroll down to unfold the story
New Innovation hubs
This is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that big, bold, game-changing ideas are crucial to our success.
The acquisition of Pharr HP provides us with further manufacturing / innovation expertise, and together with our existing Personal Protection business delivers scale and presence in this attractive growth market.
FlamePro Splash Protect
FlamePro Splash Protect fabric protects against a range of heat sources and smelting hazards due to its thermal resistant and metal-shedding design. It is engineered to be lightweight but durable.
More than 20% of our organic Performance Materials revenues are in relation to products that didn’t exist five years ago.
Our acquisitions strategy
We look to identify companies with unique capabilities, technology, innovations, or Intellectual Property that can be scaled to deliver value for customers and shareholders.
We are able to blend up to five different fibres of precise proportions and digitally simulate its properties without needing physical samples. These multi-fibre blends have revolutionised the performance wear industry.
Coats is committed to developing innovative new products to help address the safety and performance requirements of the Personal Protection sector.
At Coats, Health and Safety is our number one priority. 99% of our units scored better than the industry benchmark in the Health and Safety Climate Survey.
Performance Materials Revenue
23% of group(2018: $332m) Jump to performance