The name «IKEA» stands for «Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd», ie the founder's name and the name of two villages in which he lived.
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.1947
The range of IKEA furniture first appeared.1951
It published the first printed IKEA catalog, containing mainly furniture production.1952
At the annual fair of St. Frik in Stockholm, IKEA presents its furniture at sensationally low prices.1953
Opened the first trading room of furniture trade in Älmhult.1955
IKEA launches its own models of furniture.1956
IKEA first began to deliver the goods in flat packs. This is the basis of low prices IKEA.1958
Opened the first IKEA store in Älmhult, Sweden. The company has already 100 employees.1959
At the IKEA store in Älmhult has opened restaurant for those wishing to eat and guests from afar visitors.1963
The first IKEA store outside Sweden opens in Norway, the Oslo suburb.1964
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.1965
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.1969
The first store opens in Denmark.1973
Opened first store outside Scandinavia, in the vicinity of Zurich, Switzerland. Today it is the largest IKEA store.1974
Opened store in Germany, Munich.1975
Store in Australia.1976
Shop in Canada.1977
Shops in Austria.1978
IKEA opened its first store in Singapore. BILLY Bookcase becomes part of the IKEA product range.1979
Shop in the Netherlands.1980
Store in the Canary Islands. Put into production sofa KLIPPAN - born with a classical trade IKEA brand.1981
Stores in France and Iceland. "Working with IKEA" - the beginning of the development and manufacture of office furniture.1983
In 6000 IKEA employees. Score
in Saudi Arabia.
Opened stores in Belgium and Kuwait.1985
Opens its first store in the US IKEA network.1986
Anders Muberg replaced as president of the IKEA Group founder Ingvar Kamprad.1987
Shops in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.1989
Shops in Italy.1990
Stores in Poland and Hungary.1991
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.1992
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.1994
Shop in Taiwan.1995
Launched the first collection of IKEA / PS.1996
Stores in Spain, Finland and Malaysia.1997
IKEA for children - put into production a whole line of products for children. IKEA creates its first website on the Internet (www.IKEA.com).1998
It opens the first IKEA store in China.1999
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.2000
The opening of the first store in Russia, 22 March Khimki.2001
The opening of a second store in Russia, 12 December Teply Stan.2002
IKEA founds its own railway company IKEA Rail to transport their goods.2003
IKEA is celebrating its anniversary 60-! The opening of a third store in Russia, 12 December Saint-Petersburg (Dybenko).2004
The opening of the fourth store in Russia, 22 March Kazan.
Ten years of presence of IKEA in Russia.
Based on materials from IKEA.