Welcome inside our company

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We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Every product we create is our idea for making home a better place. At the IKEA Group, we have 315 stores in 27 countries*.

*As of August 31, 2014
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Vision and business idea
“To create a better everyday life for the many people”, this is the IKEA vision. Our business idea is “to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them”.
We work hard to achieve quality at affordable prices for our customers through optimizing our entire value chain, by building long-term supplier relationships, investing in highly automated production and producing large volumes. Our vision also goes beyond home furnishing. We want to create a better everyday for all people impacted by our business.
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Investing for the future
The main financial principle of the IKEA Group is to grow by using our own resources. In other words, we earn our money before we spend it. This makes it possible for us to make long-term investments for the future.
The IKEA vision is the foundation for our growth. We want to make sure that IKEA is accessible, so that more people can create a better everyday life at home. We re-invest a majority of our profits in existing and new IKEA stores, as well as in product development, sustainable solutions and by continuously lowering prices to our customers.
A father with his young daughter looking at an IKEA PS 2012 pendant lamp at the IKEA store.
3 growth areas
A stack of white IKEA PS VÅLLÖ water cans in a cardboard box
Quality products at low prices
To reach many people, our products must be of good quality and affordable. We design with our customers’ needs in mind.

Read about our process in Democratic Design
Two workmen installing solar panels on the roof of an IKEA store
People & Planet Positive
We are working towards having an overall positive impact on both people and the planet while we continue to grow.

Go see more in People & Planet
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When people grow, IKEA grows too
Our co-workers are essential for our continued growth. We see every person as a talent with the possibility to develop.

Find out more in Working at the IKEA Group
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A world map with the number of IKEA stores on four continents
IKEA Group at a glance 2014
North America 51 stores
Europe 222 stores
Russia 14 stores
Asia 23 stores
Australia 5 stores
Total sales EUR 28.7 billion
Stores 315 in 27 countries
Products About 9,500 in the range
Co-workers 147,000
Suppliers 1,002 home furnishing suppliers in 51 countries
Store visits 716 million
Web visits more than 1.5 billion
Catalogues 217 million printed in 30 languages
IKEA Food EUR 1.46 billion yearly turnover
Production 59% of our production is in Europe
Columns that illustrate our revenue in euros from 2003-2014
During the last five years (FY10-14), corporate income tax and other taxes amounted to more than €6.8 billion for the IKEA Group.
Total revenue in billions of euros 2003-2014. The IKEA Group total revenue includes sales of articles and the rental from our shopping centre operations.
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Our group management
A group photo of the IKEA group managment team (8 people)
From left to right:
Martin Hansson, Retail & Expansion
Petra Hesser, Human Resources
Jesper Brodin, Range & Supply
Steve Howard, Sustainability
Peter Agnefjäll, President and CEO
Helen Duphorn, Corporate Communications
Leif Hultman, IKEA Industry
Alistair Davidson, CFO
The IKEA Group of companies
The IKEA Group of companies (INGKA Holding B.V. and its controlled entities) has an ownership structure that ensures independence and a long-term approach.
Stichting INGKA Foundation based in the Netherlands is the owner of INGKA Holding B.V. (and The IKEA Group) and its funds can only be used in two ways: reinvested in the IKEA Group or donated for charitable purposes through the Stichting IKEA Foundation.
The Supervisory Board of INGKA Holding B.V., located in Leiden, Netherlands, the parent company of the IKEA Group, per January 2015, consists of: Lars-Johan Jarnheimer (Chairman); Göran Lindahl; Jonas Kamprad; Lone Fønss Schrøder; Luisa Delgado; Peter Lund; Stina Honkamaa Bergfors; and Tore Bertilsson. Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA, is senior advisor to the Supervisory Board.
The IKEA Group is led by its President and CEO, Peter Agnefjäll, together with Group Management. The IKEA Group operates throughout the whole value chain from range strategy and product development to production, distribution and retail. This includes our own manufacturing units, trading service offices, customer distribution centres and 315 stores in 27 countries. In total, the IKEA Group has operations in 42 countries.
The IKEA Group franchises the IKEA retail system from Inter IKEA Systems B.V. in the Netherlands. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and the worldwide IKEA franchisor.
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The IKEA Group operates throughout the whole value chain from range strategy and product development to production, distribution and retail.

* Replaced Göran Grosskopf as new chairman of the IKEA Group from January 2015.
Ingvar Kamprad in the self-service warehouse of an IKEA store
Ingvar Kamprad, Senior Advisor & Founder
“I decided that the stock market was not an option for IKEA. I knew that only a long-term perspective could secure our growth plans and I didn’t want IKEA to be become dependent on financial institutions.”
IKEA history
How it all began in Canada
1976 – IKEA Richmond opens
1977 – IKEA North York opens
1978 – IKEA Edmonton opens
1979 – IKEA Calgary opens
1979 – IKEA Ottawa opens (in 2011, IKEA Ottawa moves to a larger location)
1982 – IKEA Montreal opens (in 2013, IKEA Montreal expands to become the largest store in North America)
1991 – IKEA Burlington opens location and our National Office moves from Richmond, BC to Burlington Ont.
2001 – IKEA Etobicoke opens (our third Toronto area store)
2002 – IKEA Coquitlam opens (our second store in the Vancouver area).
2003 – IKEA Vaughan opens (our fourth Toronto area store).
2003 – IKEA Boucherville opens (our second Montreal area store).
2004 – IKEA Calgary relocates, building a larger format store to better serve the needs of Calgary customers.
2006 – IKEA celebrates its 30th anniversary in Canada.
2007 - IKEA Canada launches hybrid or green parking
2009 – IKEA Canada becomes of the first Canadian retailer to eliminate the use of plastic bags in all Canadian stores.
2010 - IKEA Canada becomes the first retailer to exclusively own, install and operate rooftop solar power in Ontario
            under the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program at three Ontario stores (Vaughan, Etobicoke and North York).
2011 - IKEA Canada becomes the first Canadian retailer to completely phase out incandescent light bulbs
2012 – IKEA Winnipeg opens.
2013 – IKEA Becomes Largest Retail Wind Energy Investor in Canada purchasing a 20-turbine wind farm in Alberta.