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Who we are

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread company. Headquartered in the UK, we have a workforce of 18,000 in some 50 countries, across six continents around the world.

In this section, you will find everything you need to know about Coats - who we are, how we operate and our vision as a company.

Harnessing talent and technology in textile – for over 200 years, we have worked to harness talent and technology in textiles to enhance people’s lives—touching everything from sewing thread to medical sutures and fiber optic cables, from high performance threads used in planes, automobiles and safety equipment to the yarns, fabrics and accessories that inspire create crafters around the world.

Connecting – we have been helping to connect and form the fabric of daily life on our planet for over 200 years, and our global footprint provides unrivaled access to markets and customers

Pioneering – we are restless pioneers, always seeking to create new advanced materials and partner with customers across multiple industries to realize the challenges they face

Trusted – we recognize that our success rests on our reputation and the trust and confidence of the people with whom we do business and the communities in which we operate

Our vision

Our vision is to be the world’s leading industrial textiles company delivering innovation, digital solutions and sustainable value to all stakeholders

  • Our customers are looking for unique products, services and digital solutions to support their objectives
  • Our shareholders require a strategic balance of growth and efficiency, to deliver sustainable, high quality earnings
  • For our employees, we must provide an environment that offers them growth to reach their maximum potential within a safe, respectful and inclusive workplace

Our goals and culture


Our primary goals as an organisation are:

  • Profitable sales growth
  • Increased productivity
  • Value delivery

These goals will be delivered on the basis of strong foundations and a set of principles and priorities.


These are critical and all of our work is built upon them.

  • Safety
  • Compliance
  • Sustainability
  • Performance
  • Technology


These are the basis on which our decisions are taken and priorities set:

  • Customer experience
  • Digital first
  • Talent
  • Innovation
  • Simplification


These are a guide to how we behave with each other:

  • Energy for change
  • Respectful and inclusive
  • Freedom to operate
  • Openness and honesty
  • Positive teamwork