Records of Coats Fabra, thread manufacturers, Barcelona, Spain

Scope and Content

  • Building plans, 1949;
  • Share certificates, early 20th century;
  • Publications, c1927-1944.

Administrative / Biographical History

Coats Fabra was formed in around 1903 following the merger between Sociedad Anonima Sucesora de Fabra i Portabella (Spanish thread manufacturer) and J & P Coats to form Compania Anonima Hilaturas de Fabra y Coats (Coats Fabra). This merger was the first between a Catalan company and a foreign company. The company became the first Spanish company to offer paid holidays to its workers in the 1910s. Coats Fabra were still in operation in 2012.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : J & P Coats : November 2000 : ACCN 1996

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

J & P Coats


Further accruals expected from Coats head office

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 199/1 Records of J & P Coats Ltd and Coats Patons Ltd.

UGD 199/1/35 contains all photographs for all Coats companies.

See source list on Textiles available via  Glasgow University Archive Services homepage .

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Emma Anthony, Business Cataloguer, 6 June 2012.