IKEA India,part of the IKEA Group has been present in India for 28 years, sourcing many different products for IKEA stores worldwide. Today we source products for approximately €315 million every year, with the aim of doubling it in the next few years to meet our global and Indian needs.
We work with 48 suppliers in India, engaging 45,000+ direct co-workers and approximately 400,000 coworkers in our extended supply chain. Our suppliers are long term partners who share our vision and values.
The IKEA Group is the first major single brand retailer to be given FDI approval to set up retail operations in India. We plan to open several stores across India and it is a priority for us to find the right locations at the right price with metro connection and easy access to public transport.
A typical IKEA store size is about 350,000 square feet, built on a plot size of 8-11 acres (about 4 football fields) and offers approximately 9000 products. Each store employs 400 – 700 coworkers directly and 2000 indirectly.
Besides offering beautiful home furnishing solutions and inspiration, we will create new jobs, grow the manufacturing sector, expand the supplier base, focus on diversity, skill development, transfer of knowledge and best practices, and sustainable development of the retail industry and supply chain.
Day by day, IKEA is learning more about India- about Life at home in India, people’s frustrations, needs, dreams and aspirations through home visits, market visits, research studies, product testing and through our own coworkers.
India is the only IKEA country to have retail, sourcing, IKEA foundation and Next generation as its four strong pillars to create a strong and loved IKEA India.