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Elcatex Group digitises garment costing process Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 20

Honduras based manufacturing giant Elcatex Group has digitised the garment costing process as part of plans to improve manufacturing efficiency and boost future commercial resilience post Covid-19. 

Coats fair wage tool offers new level of transparency Michelle Russell | 16 Sep 20

The digital arm of industrial thread maker Coats has launched a fair wage tool and digital feedback loop that it says will give brands and retailers a new level of supply chain visibility and transparency.

Mexico’s Inova Textiles digitises production planning and control Leonie Barrie | 7 Sep 20

Mexican fabric and apparel manufacturer Inova Textiles is putting digital transformation at the heart of its Covid-19 recovery strategy, starting with an investment to improve production planning and control.

Coats developing threads with HeiQ Covid-19 antiviral tech Beth Wright | 11 Aug 20

Industrial thread maker Coats is partnering with HeiQ to incorporate the Swiss speciality textile chemistry company's Viroblock technology into a new range of threads and engineered yarns.

Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 27 Jul 20

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

New Coats app for real-time yarn blend calculation Hannah Abdulla | 5 Jun 20

Industrial thread maker Coats has developed a new app featuring a yarn blend calculator that accurately predicts, within seconds, fabric properties for end-use in the personal protection sector. 

Serai apparel trade platform taps Coats Digital and Res.Q Leonie Barrie | 22 May 20

HSBC’s new invitation-only apparel trade platform Serai is partnering with Coats Digital and Res.Q to provide companies across the apparel industry with access to their inter-connected digital solutions.

Coats joins Gerber PPE Task Force as coalition partner Beth Wright | 8 Apr 20

Industrial thread maker Coats has joined a dedicated task force set up by apparel software maker Gerber Technology to help manufacturers convert their production to personal protective equipment (PPE).

Coats completes acquisition of US technical yarn maker Pharr HP Beth Wright | 11 Feb 20

Industrial thread maker Coats has completed its acquisition of US high-performance engineered yarn maker Pharr High Performance Yarns (Pharr HP).

Coats partners on activewear LED light system Michelle Russell | 30 Jan 20

Industrial thread maker Coats has partnered with global lighting specialist Osram to develop a lightweight and customisable LED light system designed for application in activewear or workwear.

Industry 4.0 weaves into the clothing supply chain Leonie Barrie | 6 Jan 20

Experts have told just-style of the urgent need for the clothing sector to embrace Industry 4.0 to boost productivity and harness creativity by providing a single, connected platform for all supply chain processes.

Coats to acquire US technical yarn maker Pharr HP Michelle Russell | 26 Nov 19

Industrial thread maker Coats has signed a binding agreement to acquire the business and assets of US high-performance engineered yarn maker Pharr HP.

Coats creates Coats Digital technology business Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 19

Industrial thread maker Coats is bringing together all its software solutions under a single brand that aligns with its offering across the apparel and footwear industries.

Coats opens European and Asian Innovation Hubs Beth Wright | 4 Apr 19

Industrial thread manufacturer Coats has completed the opening of its series of three Innovation Hubs around the world, which will enable to company to collaborate more closely with customers, brands, suppliers, universities and start-ups.

Coats launches new green strategy, outlines "ambitious" 2022 targets Beth Wright | 1 Mar 19

Industrial thread manufacturer Coats has launched a new sustainability strategy in which it sets out seven "ambitious" targets for 2022 across five priority areas in order to accelerate the company’s progress towards a more sustainable future.

Coats invests in digital thread dyeing technology Michelle Russell | 4 Dec 18

Industrial thread maker Coats is investing US$5m in an Israeli based technology start-up that has developed what it describes as a "revolutionary" new digital thread dyeing system.

Coats opens first of three global innovation hubs Michelle Russell | 18 Oct 18

Coats has opened the first of three innovations hubs planned by the industrial thread manufacturer for collaboration with customers, brands, suppliers, universities and start-ups.

Coats expands manufacturing presence in Vietnam Michelle Russell | 24 Sep 18

Industrial thread maker Coats has increased capacity at its Hung Yen, Vietnam facility, making it one of the company’s largest manufacturing units.

Coats continues positive start to year Michelle Russell | 2 Aug 18

Industrial thread maker Coats has continued its positive start to the year with growth in both earnings and sales in the first half, driven by a strong performance from apparel and footwear thread.

Coats enters FTSE4Good Index for anti-corruption work Michelle Russell | 25 Jul 18

Industrial thread maker Coats has entered the FTSE4Good UK Index for its work on corporate governance and anti-corruption.

Coats deploys analytics tool to improve performance Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 18

Industrial thread maker Coats has deployed a new analytics tool at its manufacturing facility in China in a move aimed at identifying opportunities to improve and streamline operations across the group's global business.

Coats Q1 sales up on solid apparel growth Beth Wright | 17 May 18

Industrial thread maker Coats has reaffirmed its full-year guidance on the back of higher sales in its first-quarter and "encouraging progress" on its two-year transformation programme.

Coats shares jump on FY18 guidance increase Beth Wright | 27 Feb 18

Industrial thread maker Coats has credited the acquisition of Patrick Yarn Mill and its ongoing transformation programme with a rise in its profit forecast for the year ahead as footwear and apparel helped boost 2017 revenue.

Coats makes strategic move with Patrick Yarn Mill buy Michelle Russell | 11 Dec 17

Industrial thread maker Coats has acquired Patrick Yarn Mill, a US manufacturer of high-performance engineered yarns, in a move that will expand its performance materials portfolio and boost its innovation capabilities.

Coats industrial unit drives higher sales Michelle Russell | 16 Nov 17

Industrial thread maker Coats has booked higher third-quarter sales thanks to strong growth in its its industrial division.

Coats global growth and innovation boosts H1 Michelle Russell | 31 Jul 17

Industrial thread maker Coats has booked higher sales and earnings growth in its first-half thanks to international growth and innovation.

Coats launches AS threads for outdoor apparel Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 17

Industrial thread maker Coats has developed a line of 100% polyester continuous filament sewing threads designed to offer greater versatility and a clean seam appearance in outdoor apparel.

Coats Q1 sales climb on core apparel business Michelle Russell | 17 May 17

Industrial thread maker Coats has booked higher sales in its first quarter, helped by a stronger than anticipated performance in the company's industrial division.

Coats moves to FY profit as restructuring pays off Michelle Russell | 24 Feb 17

Industrial thread maker Coats has delivered what it says was a strong performance last year as it moved to a profit thanks to a substantial decline in one-off charges and a restructuring of its craft and textiles business a year earlier.

Coats appoints Sharma CEO as Forman steps down Michelle Russell | 31 Oct 16

Industrial thread maker Coats has promoted Rajiv Sharma to the role of chief executive to take over from Paul Forman who is leaving at the end of the year. 


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