IKEA Museum to Open in Sweden, Winter 2015
Today was submitted a planning application for IKEA Umeå to be built on Söderslätts trade zone in southern Umeå . The IKEA store planned for about 30 000 square meters on two levels, paired with Ikanos shopping center. Until the opening , scheduled for winter 2015/2016 , will be approximately 150-180 employees recruited to IKEA Umeå .
IKEA Umeå will be the twentieth store in Sweden and ends up in an expanding and forward-looking region . The planning application today submitted describes a 30,000 square foot IKEA stores in two planes with an atrium is paired with Ikanos shopping center. It will be a sustainable department stores with energy efficient solutions such as LED lighting and the store will be powered by geothermal heat and renewable electricity from our wind farms in Dalarna .
- With IKEA Umeå , we increase the availability of a large and growing region where there is also a strong interest in home decorating . We have high hopes for the store and also look forward to developing Söderslätts trade area which is an area with much potential, says Håkan Svedman , Country Manager IKEA Sweden .
Ground work has already started and IKEA expects to start of construction of the department store will take place in autumn 2014. Until the store opens its doors in the winter of 2015/2016 will be between 150 and 180 employees recruited to IKEA Umeå .
- Values ??and commitment are more important than formal education and previous work experience . We are looking for down to earth people who are willing to learn and grow with us at IKEA and we look forward to recruiting new colleagues in Umeå , concludes Håkan Svedman .
ABOUT IKEA IN SWEDEN
Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our business idea supports this vision by offering a wide range of well - designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. IKEA was founded in 1943 in Älmhult and today there are over 12 000 employees in Sweden . Sales in Sweden are well on our 19 stores , with about 34 million visitors annually , and e- commerce. IKEA Group has a total of 305 stores in 26 countries. In fiscal year 2013 , IKEA Group total of 135 000 employees , 684 million visitors in the department stores and 1.3 billion visitors www.IKEA.com .