IKEA Purchasing & Logistics


Who are we?

We are an integral part of IKEA. Although at first glance we may not be seen, we are behind all the products that you can buy. Within IKEA we act as a bridge between our suppliers and IKEA stores around the world in which we deliver the goods.

What do we do?

We support both purchasing of material from suppliers located all around Europe and following distribution into retail stores IKEA worldwide, or distribution of components directly to suppliers.

What do we do differently?

We develop our suppliers. We want to build long-term partnerships with mutual advantage. Therefore, our relations are based on trust, intensive development and long-term goals.

IKEA key values

shapes who we are, what we believe in and what we stand for


Togetherness is at the heart of the IKEA culture. We are strong when we trust each other, pull in the same direction and have fun together.

Caring for people and planet

We want to be a force for positive change. We have the possibility to make a significant and lasting impact - today and for the generations to come.

Cost - consciousness

As many people as possible should be able to afford a beautiful and functional home. We constantly challenge ourselves and others to make more from less without compromising on quality.


A simple, straightforward and down-to-earth way of being is part of our Småland heritage. It is about being ourselves and staying close to reality. We are informal, pragmatic and looking for simplicity in everything we do.

Renew and improve

We are constantly looking for new and better ways forward. Whatever we are doing today, we can do better tomorrow. Finding solutions to almost impossible challenges is part of our success and a source of inspiration to move on to the next challenge.

Different with a meaning

IKEA is not like other companies and we don’t want to be. We like to question existing solutions, think in unconventional ways, experiment and dare to make mistakes - always for a good reason.

Give and take responsibility

We believe in empowering people. Giving and taking responsibility are ways to grow and develop as individuals. Trusting each other, being positive and forward-looking inspire everyone to contribute to development.

Lead by example

We see leadership as an action, not a position. We look for people’s values before competence and experience. People who ‘walk the talk’ and lead by example. It is about being our best self and bringing out the best in each other.

Positive impact

We want to inspire and enable as many people as possible to live more sustainably and to make it easy and affordable. We’ll also do our part by transforming the way we work to become circular and climate positive and to have a positive social impact wherever we are in the world.

The IKEA People & Planet Positive strategy sets the direction for all IKEA business and industries and covers three focus areas:

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