Coats Group

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Coats Group plc is a British multi-national company.wikipedia
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It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

YKK

YKK GroupYoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha
It is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of sewing thread and supplies, and the second-largest manufacturer of zips and fasteners, after YKK.
On September 19, 2007 YKK was fined €150.3 million by the European Commission for running worldwide price-fixing cartels and sharing markets with zipper-makers Prym and Coats.

Guinness Peat Group

Guinness PeatGuinness Peat Group plc (GPG)
In 2003 Guinness Peat took Coats private and in 2015 the business returned to the market as "Coats Group".
The company, having disposed of its other investments, was renamed after its former subsidiary, Coats, in February 2015.

Prym

William Prym
In 2007 Coats was fined €110 million by the European Commission for participation in cartels with Prym, YKK and other companies to fix and manipulate the prices of zips and other fasteners, and of the machinery to make them.
In 2007 Prym was fined €40M by the European Commission for its part in operating a price fixing cartel, along with YKK and Coats plc.

Patons and Baldwins

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In 1961 a merger with Patons and Baldwins created Coats Patons.
In 1961, the company was merged with J & P Coats Ltd.

Sewing

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It is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of sewing thread and supplies, and the second-largest manufacturer of zips and fasteners, after YKK.

Yarn

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It is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of sewing thread and supplies, and the second-largest manufacturer of zips and fasteners, after YKK.

London Stock Exchange

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It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Loom

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In 1755 James and Patrick Clark began a loom equipment and silk thread business in Paisley, Scotland.

Silk

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In 1755 James and Patrick Clark began a loom equipment and silk thread business in Paisley, Scotland.

Paisley, Renfrewshire

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In 1755 James and Patrick Clark began a loom equipment and silk thread business in Paisley, Scotland.

Cotton

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In 1806 Patrick Clark invented a way of twisting cotton together to substitute for silk that was unavailable due to the French blockade of Great Britain.

Blockade

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In 1806 Patrick Clark invented a way of twisting cotton together to substitute for silk that was unavailable due to the French blockade of Great Britain.

Newark, New Jersey

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In 1864 the Clark family began manufacturing in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., as the Clark Thread Co.

United States

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In 1864 the Clark family began manufacturing in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., as the Clark Thread Co.

Weaving

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In 1802 James Coats set up a weaving business, also in Paisley.

Ferguslie Park

Fergusliean area of Paisley
In 1826 he opened a cotton mill at Ferguslie to produce his own thread and, when he retired in 1830, his sons, James & Peter, took up the business under the name of J. & P. Coats.

Privately held company

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In 2003 Guinness Peat took Coats private and in 2015 the business returned to the market as "Coats Group".

European Commission

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In 2007 Coats was fined €110 million by the European Commission for participation in cartels with Prym, YKK and other companies to fix and manipulate the prices of zips and other fasteners, and of the machinery to make them.

Cartel

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In 2007 Coats was fined €110 million by the European Commission for participation in cartels with Prym, YKK and other companies to fix and manipulate the prices of zips and other fasteners, and of the machinery to make them.

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