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Innovation Hubs

At Coats, we have three Innovation Hubs around the world which reduce innovation lead times for customers. They are based in EMEA at its site in Bursa, Turkey, Asia in Shenzhen, China and in North Carolina in the US. These dedicated centres at key locations around the world enable Coats to collaborate with a range of innovation partners including customers, brands, suppliers, universities and start-ups.

Innovation Hub

North Carolina, USA

This is where Coats turns ideas into our next generation of textiles products and sewing solutions.


From re-engineering our core brands (including adding sustainability) to launching never before seen innovations, whether sewing threads, performance yarns or composites; at the hub you can see and touch the world of Coats. Come to the hub and experience it for yourself and let Coats create solutions for your business.

Director, Global Technical & Engineered Yarns and Threads Innovation
Innovation Hub

Bursa, Turkey

The Bursa Innovation Hub is where Coats collaborates with business partners, brands, suppliers, universities and start-ups to develop pioneering new products.


Driving excellence in composites, energy and telecom products, our stand-alone pilot factory enables us to collaboratively innovate and rapidly work up prototype designs. Innovation is our tradition and our team of experts in Bursa is ready to assist you drive success.

Performance Materials Thread Innovation Director, EMEA
Innovation Hub

Shenzhen, China

The Innovation Hub Asia based in Shenzhen is a centre of excellence in the segment Engineered Yarns for Apparel & Footwear.


We collaborate with brands, suppliers, universities and start-ups pioneering innovative products with focus on sustainability. Our workshop, designed as a pilot factory, enables us to create products from fibre to fabric, from prototyping up to finished products. Innovation is in our DNA and our team of experts is capable converting ideas to business.

Head of Innovation China

Coats Stories and technical bulletins provide expertise and are packed with technical insight and knowledge; these are a must read for sewn products manufacturers who are serious about excellent product quality, high levels of productivity and reducing excess costs.

We will continue to drive supplier-led innovation, take a look at some of our latest innovations.