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Our interactive timeline provides an overview of how Coats has developed since the company was founded over 250 years ago.
James and Patrick Clark began work in Paisley, Scotland.
Clark’s sewing thread placed on the market.
Coats’ initial share offering takes place on London Stock Exchange.
Coats and Clark family business merger forms: J. & P. Coats, Ltd.
Coats is one of the world’s largest companies by market capitalisation.
GPG acquisition completed and company de-listed.
Paul Forman appointed as Chief Executive as growth-oriented strategy launched.
Coats returns to London Stock Market.
Rajiv Sharma takes over the role of Group Chief Executive.