The name «IKEA» stands for «Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd», ie the founder's name and the name of two villages in which he lived.
November 1926, XNUMX
In the south of Sweden, in Småland, born founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad.
IKEA Kamprad registered company that was selling pencils, wallet and other small items. IKEA name consists of the first letters of the following words: Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryud, Agunnaryd. Elmtaryud - the name of the farm, Agunnaryd - the name of the parish, where he grew up Ingvar Kamprad.
The local newspaper had the first IKEA store advertising.November 1947, XNUMX
The range of IKEA furniture first appeared.November 1951, XNUMX
It published the first printed IKEA catalog, containing mainly furniture production.November 1952, XNUMX
At the annual fair of St. Frik in Stockholm, IKEA presents its furniture at sensationally low prices.November 1953, XNUMX
Opened the first trading room of furniture trade in Älmhult.November 1955, XNUMX
IKEA launches its own models of furniture.November 1956, XNUMX
IKEA first began to deliver the goods in flat packs. This is the basis of low prices IKEA.November 1958, XNUMX
Opened the first IKEA store in Älmhult, Sweden. The company has already 100 employees.November 1959, XNUMX
At the IKEA store in Älmhult has opened restaurant for those wishing to eat and guests from afar visitors.November 1963, XNUMX
The first IKEA store outside Sweden opens in Norway, the Oslo suburb.November 1964, XNUMX
Through the introduction of quality control systems in the Swedish store "Housing" IKEA achieves a leading position in the rankings. In the same year, thanks to advances Designers are starting to sell the first chairs that shoppers themselves. He begins selling chair Oglala new design at a lower price.November 1965, XNUMX
In Stockholm, open to visitors IKEA store "Kungens Kurva". It has a self-service warehouse, allowing customers to save money and time. The building is round shape resembles the Guggenheim Museum in New York.November 1969, XNUMX
The first store opens in Denmark.November 1973, XNUMX
Opened first store outside Scandinavia, in the vicinity of Zurich, Switzerland. Today it is the largest IKEA store.November 1974, XNUMX
Opened store in Germany, Munich.November 1975, XNUMX
Store in Australia.November 1976, XNUMX
Shop in Canada.November 1977, XNUMX
Shops in Austria.November 1978, XNUMX
IKEA opened its first store in Singapore. BILLY Bookcase becomes part of the IKEA product range.November 1979, XNUMX
Shop in the Netherlands.November 1980, XNUMX
Store in the Canary Islands. Put into production sofa KLIPPAN - born with a classical trade IKEA brand.November 1981, XNUMX
Stores in France and Iceland. "Working with IKEA" - the beginning of the development and manufacture of office furniture.November 1983, XNUMX
In 6000 IKEA employees. Score
in Saudi Arabia.
Opened stores in Belgium and Kuwait.November 1985, XNUMX
Opens its first store in the US IKEA network.November 1986, XNUMX
Anders Muberg replaced as president of the IKEA Group founder Ingvar Kamprad.November 1987, XNUMX
Shops in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.November 1989, XNUMX
Shops in Italy.November 1990, XNUMX
Stores in Poland and Hungary.November 1991, XNUMX
Stores in Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates. IKEA Group acquires its own sawmills and plants that give rise to Swedwood, the industrial group of IKEA.November 1992, XNUMX
The first IKEA stores opens in Mallorca
and in Slovakia. In Delft, Holland opens trial IKEA store.
The network IKEA stores in 114 25 countries.November 1994, XNUMX
Shop in Taiwan.November 1995, XNUMX
Launched the first collection of IKEA / PS.November 1996, XNUMX
Stores in Spain, Finland and Malaysia.November 1997, XNUMX
IKEA for children - put into production a whole line of products for children. IKEA creates its first website on the Internet (www.IKEA.com).November 1998, XNUMX
It opens the first IKEA store in China.November 1999, XNUMX
IKEA incorporates more than 53 000 29 servants in countries across continents 4. The number of stores exceeds 150. Anders Dahlvig replaces Anders Muberga as President of IKEA Group.November 2000, XNUMX
The opening of the first store in Russia, 22 March Khimki.November 2001, XNUMX
The opening of a second store in Russia, 12 December Teply Stan.November 2002, XNUMX
IKEA founds its own railway company IKEA Rail to transport their goods.November 2003, XNUMX
IKEA is celebrating its anniversary 60-! The opening of a third store in Russia, 12 December Saint-Petersburg (Dybenko).November 2004, XNUMX
The opening of the fourth store in Russia, 22 March Kazan.
November 2010, XNUMX
Ten years of presence of IKEA in Russia.
Based on materials from IKEA.