For Immediate Release
March 21st, 2016
New IKEA Distribution Centre Opens in Mississauga: Mayor Crombie
Mississauga – IKEA joins the hundreds of other world-class businesses that choose to invest, grow, expand service offerings and achieve unrivalled success here in the City of Mississauga, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today.
“This new facility is an impressive footprint, at nearly 400,000 square feet,” Mayor Crombie said, adding that IKEA has six distribution centres throughout North America, including this new Mississauga facility.
IKEA’s new distribution centre will result in 200 job-creating opportunities, generate new economic development and strengthen our thriving local economy, Mayor Crombie said, during the grand opening of the latest IKEA distribution facility.
Employment opportunities at the facility are available in a variety of functions including HR, Operations, Warehouse Management and Logistics.
Stefan Sjöstrand, President of IKEA Canada, added that “It is an exciting time for IKEA in Canada as we become even closer to our customers than ever before, today’s grand opening is the first step in truly transforming IKEA into a true multi-functional retailer.”
Speaking further about Mississauga’s economic competitiveness, Mayor Crombie highlighted how “in 2015, the City of Mississauga issued building permits for $1.3 billion in construction. This is a 10 per cent increase over last year.”
“Our numbers were driven by a strong mix of commercial, industrial and residential building. Commercial and industrial activity accounted for more than $608 million and residential was at $563 million.”
“Put simply, we are a City in demand for investment, expansion and opportunity,” Mayor Crombie added.
“IKEA is proof Mississauga’s economy is strong. We have become a net importer of jobs – more people come to work in Mississauga daily than leave.”
Mayor Crombie concluded “On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we are all delighted to be part of this important milestone, as Mississauga welcomes IKEA’s new distribution centre to our community.”