Coats opens new Sustainability Hub in Madurai


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Coats, one of the leading manufacturers in thread and structural components for apparel and footwear, has officially opened a new state-of-the-art Sustainability Hub in Madurai, India to further progress its sustainability commitment. The new spinning and twisting pilot plant will sit alongside the Coats Sustainability Hub in Shenzhen, China, accelerating the material transition to recycled and renewable materials. The two hubs will work together to innovate new-generation materials for sustainable sewing threads for apparel, footwear and performance materials.

The new Sustainability Hub will support customers and other stakeholders in creating sustainability in the industry, enabling Coats to streamline sustainability innovation, enhance brand collaborations and facilitate faster sustainable product offers and market entry capabilities. It is also part of a 10 million USD investment planned over the next five years in scaling up the development of green technologies and materials to accelerate the achievement of Coats’ sustainability targets. The new state-of-the-art spinning and twisting pilot facility, located in the heritage site of Coats in Madurai in a sprawling area of 10,000 square feet, has the infrastructure to process multiple fibers, blends & high-performance fibers like aramids.

Coats Group Chief Executive Rajiv Sharma said: “I am pleased to announce the launch of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Madurai, as the ‘Centre of Excellence’ for spinning and twisting in Coats,” and stated that they are firmly committed to a journey towards net zero and alongside their energy transition strategy, materials transition is fundamental to this.

Coats has announced new sustainability targets for 2026

Coats has announced new sustainability targets for 2026

Over the last 4 years, the company has achieved strong progress against targets in the areas of Energy, Materials, Water, Waste and People. Coats has now announced new targets for 2026 across the same material areas and these provide the next horizon towards its 2030 commitments. Emissions reduction across the company’s entire value chain is at the heart of these new targets.

Fatih Cengiarslan
Fatih Cengiarslan
Fatih Cengiarslan; After completing his academic education at the University of Western Australia, he returned to Turkey and completed the Department of Internet Journalism and Publishing at Istanbul Aydın University and received 8 months of training on interactive media at Lithuania - Kaunas University of Technology. Then he successfully completed the Faculty of Business Administration at Eskişehir Anadolu University. After completing her internship at CNNTURK channel, she started working at Referans Newspaper. After 2 years, he established his own media for the textile industry with the Textilegence brand. He is currently managing, Printing3D and NEFA PR Agency.

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