Ikea to Add Fulfillment Center on Staten Island
Retail powerhouse Ikea said it has leased additional warehouse space in Staten Island, N.Y., to compliment the seven regional distribution centers that support its 47 U.S. stores.
The 975,000 square-foot facility in Matrix Global Logistics Park will be operational late this year, Ikea officials said.
“As we expand across the country and grow our online presence, we want to ensure we have sufficient warehouse capacity to support the efficient and timely delivery and shipment of products to our customers,” said Lars Petersson, Ikea U.S. president. “Our goal is to increase accessibility to Ikea products, and a new fulfillment center in Staten Island will help us meet the home furnishing needs of our customers in the New York metropolitan area.”
The retailer said the new fulfillment center will focus on delivering items to customers who order products online or purchase larger items at an Ikea store.
The site will be operated by Ceva Logistics, and the project will create approximately 200 jobs. Ceva Logistics is a global leader in supply chain operations that is currently working with Ikea at customer distribution centers in the U.K.