Inter IKEA Group is through Inter IKEA Systems B.V. the holder of the intellectual property assets under which the IKEA retailers operate.
The overall purpose of the Group is to secure independence and longevity, and through Inter IKEA Systems B.V. control, safeguard and develop the IKEA Concept. We seek to contribute to the IKEA vision “to create a better everyday life for the many people.”
Our business is organised into four divisions, with different roles in our effort to live up to the purpose;
The Franchise Division through Inter IKEA Systems B.V. franchises the systems, methods and proven solutions to franchisees worldwide for marketing and sale of IKEA products under the IKEA trademarks. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and ensures that IKEA Concept know-how is continuously developed, transferred, and made available to all IKEA franchisees.
The Retail Centre Division – Inter IKEA Centre Group A/S – develops, owns and manages shopping centres anchored by an IKEA store. The division strives to create unique retail and entertainment destinations in which both IKEA stores and shopping centres benefit from the synergy created by their shared location.
The Property Division strives to create long term value through property investments. The operation includes new property development, active management of portfolio properties and land-banking.
The Finance Division includes investments and trading activities as well as treasury management. The division seeks to ensure financial stability and stable returns over time.
The Property Division and the Finance Division support the fulfilment of our overall purpose through contribution to our financial independence and ability to maintain a long-term perspective. The two divisions are however not directly associated to any IKEA retail operations.
Activities are expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, due to an ambitious investment program.
Inter IKEA Holding SA is the parent company of the Inter IKEA Group of companies. The operations in Inter IKEA Group are decentralised and each division has far-reaching responsibility for its operations and business.