IKEA makes Malaysia its regional distribution hub

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Do-it-yourself furniture chain IKEA, the world’s largest, will set up its regional distribution and supply chain center for Southeast Asia in Malaysia, the company announced on August 22. IKEA said it will invest about $219 million in the new center, which will adopt the structure and technology of IKEA’s biggest regional distribution center in Germany.

IKEA will manage an inventory of 9,500 stock keeping units worth RM6.6 billion annually, which ranks the center among the top ten largest regional distribution centers of IKEA Group globally. It is designed to serve 12 retail stores in ASEAN, whereby this number will increase  to 20 by 2026

According to the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia has always been a significant market for IKEA and its retail stores in Malaysia are among IKEA’s most visited stores globally.

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the project, which resulted from continuous engagements and facilitation by MIDA, represents a significant milestone for both IKEA and Malaysia.

“IKEA’s decision of selecting our country as a base to support retailers in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and India underscores the strategic fit of this country in supporting IKEA’s overall growth strategy in the ASEAN region,” the minister said in the statement.

“The establishment also adds momentum towards making Malaysia a regional distribution hub and preferred logistics gateway to Asia as outlined in the National Logistics and Trade Facilitation Masterplan and National E-Commerce Strategic Roadmap

 

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Do-it-yourself furniture chain IKEA, the world’s largest, will set up its regional distribution and supply chain center for Southeast Asia in Malaysia, the company announced on August 22. IKEA said it will invest about $219 million in the new center, which will adopt the structure and technology of IKEA’s biggest regional distribution center in Germany. IKEA will manage an inventory of 9,500 stock keeping units worth RM6.6 billion annually, which ranks the center among the top ten largest regional distribution centers of IKEA Group globally. It is designed to serve 12 retail stores in ASEAN, whereby this number will increase ...

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Do-it-yourself furniture chain IKEA, the world’s largest, will set up its regional distribution and supply chain center for Southeast Asia in Malaysia, the company announced on August 22. IKEA said it will invest about $219 million in the new center, which will adopt the structure and technology of IKEA’s biggest regional distribution center in Germany.

IKEA will manage an inventory of 9,500 stock keeping units worth RM6.6 billion annually, which ranks the center among the top ten largest regional distribution centers of IKEA Group globally. It is designed to serve 12 retail stores in ASEAN, whereby this number will increase  to 20 by 2026

According to the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia has always been a significant market for IKEA and its retail stores in Malaysia are among IKEA’s most visited stores globally.

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the project, which resulted from continuous engagements and facilitation by MIDA, represents a significant milestone for both IKEA and Malaysia.

“IKEA’s decision of selecting our country as a base to support retailers in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and India underscores the strategic fit of this country in supporting IKEA’s overall growth strategy in the ASEAN region,” the minister said in the statement.

“The establishment also adds momentum towards making Malaysia a regional distribution hub and preferred logistics gateway to Asia as outlined in the National Logistics and Trade Facilitation Masterplan and National E-Commerce Strategic Roadmap

 

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