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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. 

Coats buys efficiency software specialist Fast React Leonie Barrie | 6 Jun 16

Industrial thread manufacturer Coats is on the acquisition trail again, adding UK-based software developer Fast React Systems to its line-up of productivity improvement tools for apparel and footwear manufacturers, sourcing companies and retailers.

Coats commits to ZDHC as reports latest CR performance Leonie Barrie | 5 May 16

Industrial thread and zip manufacturer Coats has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative, and revealed the latest corporate responsibility progress in its global operations.

Coats "cautiously optimistic" despite FY loss  Katie Smith | 25 Feb 16

Industrial thread, yarn and zip specialist Coats Group has swung to a full-year loss on adverse currency movementsand a hike in exceptional costs, but says it remains "cautiously optimistic" in its outlook.

Coats develops corrosion-resistant zip for leather goods Katie Smith | 23 Feb 16

Industrial thread, yarn and zip specialist Coats Group is launching what it claims is its most advanced range of corrosion resistant zips. 

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