The UK-based company Coats Digital has named Kunal Kapur as its new managing director. On January 1, 2023, he took over as CEO of Coats Digital, a diversified technology company that optimises and accelerates the fashion industry’s digital transformation, from Coats Group, a leading industrial thread manufacturer.
Kapur has worked in the textile and footwear industry for a long time. Since joining Coats Group in 2003 as a management trainee in their India office, he has held a variety of senior global commercial, general management, marketing, key account management, and technical roles. He has led marketing teams and technical service operations while executing projects to streamline business priorities across Coats’ global markets.
Kapur earned his B.S. in Business Studies from the University of Delhi and his MBA from the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research in India.
Coats Digital’s new MD, Kunal Kapur, exclaimed, “I am absolutely delighted to have joined such an incredible team of industry experts and share my own deep knowledge and experience to ensure Coats Digital successfully navigates the next chapter of its rapid journey of growth. To further accelerate positive industry disruption, I am looking forward to developing our ecosystem with exciting new offerings and improved capabilities.
According to the company’s CEO, “we are making a big move forward toward cloud-based computing and new, ground-breaking SaaS products that will significantly fuel our growth, so we anticipate being extremely busy this year with a number of company product launches that will incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and consolidate various best-of-breed products together, so that metadata can flow even more seamlessly and provide greater insights to customers.”
Kunal Kapur, Managing Director, Coats Digital, comments, “I am absolutely delighted to have joined such an awesome season of industry experts and share my own in-depth understanding and expertise to ensure Coats Multimedia successfully controls the next chapter of its rapid journey of growth. Adding exciting new offerings and improved capabilities to our ecosystem is a key part of our plan to increase the rate at which we disrupt industries for the better.
He continues, “We are making a major shift towards cloud-based computing and new, ground-breaking SaaS products that will dramatically fuel our growth, so we will be very busy with an increasing number of industry-changing product launches that will implement AI and consolidate various best-of-breed products together so that information can flow even more instantaneously and provide greater insights to customers. Keep an eye on this space!
During his time at Coats Group, Kunal held several senior positions in commercial, general management, marketing, key account management, and technical areas. These positions were all focused on implementing a plan to streamline operations across international markets.
Kunal led the commercial teams in South Asia and South East Asia and was in charge of the Global Technical Services operation when he was Head of Strategic Vendors and General Manager (Thailand) for Coats Group, giving him ultimate responsibility for delivering strong business results across the company’s Apparel & Footwear portfolio.
Kunal spent 11 years in management roles at Coats India, including Regional Manager, Product
Manager, and Head of Marketing, before becoming the Commercial Director of Bangladesh for the company.
Kunal is an experienced senior executive with a wealth of knowledge about the Asia-Pacific region and 23 years of work experience in international markets. He has extensive experience in both B2B and B2C markets, having built teams and guiding and transforming numerous businesses in a wide range of operational environments.
Regarding Coats In the fashion industry, Digital Coats Digital is the go-to digital transformation partner, driving high-value insights and sustainable processes with the help of IoT. With our extensive knowledge of the industry and the latest technological advancements, we assist companies in streamlining, automating, and improving their most important business processes, such as product development, production planning and control, fabric optimization, and shop floor execution.
Our unparalleled end-to-end apparel, footwear, and textile software and SaaS solutions are used in over 3,000 factories around the world to boost agility, speed to market, efficiency, transparency, and sustainability.