The overall purpose of Inter IKEA Group is to secure independence and longevity, and, through the Franchise Division control, safeguard and develop the IKEA Concept.
The IKEA Concept builds upon the values, spirit and intentions of our founder Ingvar Kamprad, and upon the IKEA vision “to create a better everyday life for the many people.”
The IKEA Concept includes the IKEA business idea to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.
Inter IKEA Systems B.V., a company in the Franchise Division, is the owner of the IKEA Concept and responsible of offering proven and updated IKEA systems, methods and solutions to franchisees worldwide for the sale of IKEA products at low prices under the IKEA trademarks, and are by that enabling long-term fulfilment of the IKEA vision and business idea.
Inter IKEA Systems B.V. ensures that IKEA Concept know-how is continuously developed, transferred, and made available to all IKEA franchisees.
Inter IKEA Centre Group A/S - the Retail Centre Division – develops, owns and manages shopping centres anchored by an IKEA store. The division strives to create unique retail and entertainment destinations in which both the IKEA store and the shopping centre benefit from the synergy created by their shared location.
The Property and Finance Divisions are not linked to the IKEA Concept or the IKEA retail operations but contribute to fulfilling the Inter IKEA Group purpose.
The Property Division strives to create long term value through new property development, active management of portfolio properties and land-banking.
The Finance Division includes private equity, investments and trading activities as well as treasury management, and seeks to ensure financial stability and stable returns over time.
The two divisions contribute to the financial resources needed to ensure the independence of Inter IKEA group, as well as future investments in development and long-term growth of the group.