Inside Logistics

IKEA opens Vancouver DC

First customer distribution facility in Western Canada

September 10, 2018

BURLINGTON, Ont. – IKEA has opened its new 330,540 square foot Vancouver Customer Distribution Centre, located at 7031 York Road, in Richmond, British Columbia. The new location is IKEA’s first customer distribution facility in Western Canada.

“Today’s opening is an important step as IKEA Canada continues its transformation journey to become the leading multichannel home furnishings retailer,” said Marsha Smith, president, IKEA Canada.

“By optimizing our distribution networks, we ensure IKEA is fit for long-term growth, delivering a more enjoyable and convenient shopping experience for our customers in Western Canada, both today and in the future.”

The Vancouver Customer Distribution Centre will fulfil IKEA Canada’s Richmond, Coquitlam, Calgary and Edmonton stores, its Collection Points in Nanaimo, Victoria and Kelowna, home deliveries throughout the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, as well as more than half of home deliveries in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Markets served by the new centre will see significantly shorter delivery lead times.

The new Customer Distribution Centre is home to approximately 100 new co-workers, in a variety of functions including logistics, human resources, safety and security and operations. All staff will receive IKEA’s total rewards package.

IKEA has also made the bold commitment globally to have 25 per cent electric or zero emission vehicles by 2020 and 100 per cent by 2025.

The new Vancouver location is IKEA’s third customer distribution centre in Canada. The retailer also operates facilities in the Montreal and Toronto areas.