IKEA adding Vancouver-area distribution centre

New DC for IKEA Canada will facilitate deliveries to western Canada

July 10, 2017

BURLINGTON, Ontario — IKEA  plans to open a 340,000-square-foot distribution centre in Richmond, British Columbia, with a projected opening date of April 2018.

The new location will fulfill orders for the four existing British Columbia and Alberta stores, as well as eCommerce purchases. The company estimates it will create about 100 new jobs.

“As IKEA continues to grow, we recognize the importance of making the shopping experience more convenient and enjoyable for Canadians,” said IKEA Canada president Marsha Smith.

“Building a stronger distribution network is one of the many ways we are ensuring we meet our customer’s expectations in western Canada.”

The new DC is meant to create shorter delivery times for IKEA customers in western Canada. More efficient distribution will also enable IKEA to contribute towards its sustainability goals outlined in the People & Planet Positive strategy.

Jobs will be available in a variety of functions, including Logistics, Human Resources, Safety & Security and Operations. Recruitment will begin this fall and will be coordinated in stages to support the development of the building.

In 2015, IKEA Canada announced its ambition to double in size by 2025 and expand from coast to coast. A new store will open this fall in Halifax, followed by a store in Quebec City in summer 2018. The Vancouver area DC will be the third IKEA distribution centre in Canada. The retailer also operates facilities in the Montreal and Toronto areas. Click here to read MM&D’s feature on the IKEA distribution centre in Mississauga, Ontario.