In 1998, DAKS Simpson not only celebrated50 years of manufacturing at its Larkhall factory near Glasgow, but also the anniversaryof a working partnership which has lasted for more than half a century. Coats Limited has been supplying thread tothe company since it moved into its current Scottish operation in 1948 - and today findsitself in the privileged position of supplying 100 per cent of the firm's threadrequirements.