Coats Crafts UK to close down
Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market, is to close Coats Crafts UK, its UK crafts business.
All Coats Crafts UK customers are being contacted about the closure, with most operations to have ceased by October 2016. Coats Crafts UK will work hard with its customers to help ensure continuity of supply and the transition to alternative distributers. Customers will be able to source the well known brands and products – such as Rowan, Patons, Milward, Anchor and Red Heart – that they have traditionally obtained from Coats via other suppliers.
Anna Mitchell, Managing Director, Coats Crafts UK, said: ‘Coats is proud of its UK heritage and long association supporting UK based crafters and would like to thank all of our employees and customers, past and present, for their loyalty to our products and company.’
Coats customers can contact the Coats customer service line until 30 September 30, 2016.
The Coats Americas Crafts business is not affected by the situation in the UK.
This decision is entirely independent of the results of the EU Referendum and the employee consultation process was started before the vote was held.