Who we are

We are driven both by the vision to create a better everyday life for the many people, and by our strong values, which include togetherness, simplicity, leading by example and giving and taking responsibility. This unique foundation was laid many years ago, when Ingvar Kamprad founded Ingka to bring IKEA into people’s lives – and it’s what continues to unite our 158,400 colleagues and how we work today.

We’ve come a long way, and during our journey, we have brought the IKEA Brand to 30 countries and into millions of homes. We play a key role in the strategic development of IKEA in areas such as logistics and digital, and our co-workers generate around 90% of the total IKEA sales. We operate that business in our retail markets as a franchisee of the IKEA franchise system, which has existed since the 1980s to support a strong and vital IKEA Concept. Our core business is IKEA, but we also operate two important businesses that complement what we do: Ingka Centres and Ingka Investments.

We operate 367 thriving IKEA stores that welcome over 830 million visits per year and receive 2.35 billion visits to IKEA.com. Together they generated EUR 34.8 billion in total retail sales in FY18. Ingka Centres owns and manages over 40 vibrant shopping centres across Europe, Russia and China, always anchored by an IKEA store. Ingka Investments helps to develop what we do today, and contributes to our financial freedom with a long-term perspective, by purposefully investing in our IKEA Retail business and helping us to become people and planet positive – again, in line with our key values.

We’re curious about the world around us and want to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Together with our customers, partners and others in society, we’ll lead home furnishing into the future, creating a better everyday life for more of the many people by putting our customer’s needs at the heart of all that we do. And as we embark on one of the biggest transformations in IKEA history, our belief that a better everyday life starts at home continues to drive us, and has never been more important in people’s lives.