IKEA Canada Plans Distribution Centre In Mississauga, Ontario
The new unit, which will create approximately 150 new jobs, will fulfill customer orders from the four existing Toronto area stores and ecommerce purchases, as well as support the growth plans for IKEA Canada to meet customers in new and existing markets.
"It is an exciting time for IKEA in Canada. With store sales increasing along with huge growth in ecommerce, there is an opportunity to be more accessible to the many Canadians through a multi-channel environment," says Stefan Sjöstrand, President, IKEA Canada. "This will be accomplished by examples such as increased service offers, Pick-Up Points, an improved ecommerce interface and optimized distribution services; all resulting in our customers having easier access to our products."
According to company officials the location will bring IKEA closer to the customer, allowing for an improved logistical setup enabling an increased range offer, shorter lead-times at the same time as contributing to IKEA's sustainability goals. Jobs will be created in a variety of functions including HR, Operations, Warehouse Management and Logistics.
"IKEA joins the hundreds of other world-class businesses that choose to invest, create jobs, and achieve unrivalled success in the City of Mississauga," Mississauga Mayor Crombie said. "IKEA's new Distribution Centre will result in job creating opportunities for residents, generate new economic development opportunities, and strengthen our thriving local economy. On behalf of all Members of Council, I would like to welcome IKEA to the great City of Mississauga."
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