IKEA is an acronym for
K = Kamprad, his last name
E = Elmataryd the name of the farm Ingvar was raised on in Sweden
A = Agunnaryd the Village he grew up in.
IKEA was founded in 1943 and opened in the US in 1985.
There are IKEA stores in over 40 countries and territories around the globe.
Over 700,000 solar panels are installed on IKEA buildings worldwide and we have committed to own and operate over 200 wind turbines to support sustainability.
The IKEA Foundation donates tens of millions of Euros to charity each year thru funds set aside from IKEA profits.
We have 13,000 co-workers in the US and plan to double that number by 2020.
The IKEA Group Diversity & Inclusion Approach describes how we integrate diversity and inclusion into all aspects of our business; thereby, creating an inclusive climate.
IKEA sells one BILLY bookshelf every 10 seconds.
There are approximately 9500 home furnishing products in the IKEA range.
In 2016 IKEA converted it's entire lighting range to LED.