IKEA Bang Yai Now, Theres a Choice!

Business Press Releases Thursday March 15, 2018 12:22
Bangkok--15 Mar--ABM

Today, IKEA Thailand welcomes visitors to our second store, IKEA Bang Yai, the biggest store in Southeast Asia and the only IKEA store in the world that is fully integrated into a shopping centre. With a total area of 50,278 square meters, 41 room settings, a choice of 8,000 products, two Restaurants, two Cafes, and entrances and checkouts at every level, IKEA Bang Yai aims to inspire and create a convenient shopping experience for residents in western Bangkok.

"We have ambitious plans to grow with Thailand over the long-term, striving for our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people in Thailand and Southeast Asia. IKEA is growing, now, you can come and shop at the IKEA store near you – both in eastern and western Bangkok," said Mr. Christian Rojkjaer, Managing Director of IKEA Southeast Asia.

"We are very excited to finally open our doors and present customers with the most unique IKEA shopping experience. Now, customers will have an increased choice of quality and affordable Swedish home furnishings and another place where they can go to have a taste of Swedish food. Kids can also have a great time in Småland while their parents are shopping. With all of this, we are certain that IKEA Bang Yai will be able to provide a great day out for the entire family," added Mr. Christian.

"We learned from doing home visits and research that people in western Bangkok would greatly welcome an IKEA store. The area has a fast growing population with a high proportion of newly formed families which have an interest in making their homes better. Our team of 450 co-workers is ready to serve the more than 7.3 million customers living within 60 minutes from the store and millions more beyond that," said Mr. Thomas Friberg, Store Manager at IKEA Bang Yai.

Located at CentralPlaza WestGate with a great mix of tenants lined up by CPN, IKEA Bang Yai is now part of a vibrant retail destination, further boosting WestGate as a great place to eat, shop and play. With convenient road access in addition to being directly connected to the MRT Purple Line, customers will be able to reach our store with ease by public transit, taxi or personal car.

The new store also comes with a new layout. With entrances and checkouts at every level, customers will have more freedom in creating their own shopping journey. They can just grab and go or take the full tour of our blue box store. To further enhance the customer experience, IKEA Bang Yai plans to launch a new feature, the IKEA Store App, following the opening. The feature will enable customers to find the items they want with ease; just key in an item and the app will quickly guide you to what you are looking for.

Apart from providing more choice and convenience for customers, IKEA is also focusing on sustainability. The bigger we grow, the more we care for people and the planet. Take the building of the new store as an example; it was designed and built according to green building standards. Once IKEA Bang Yai opens, IKEA will be the first retailer in Thailand that will meet LEED Platinum and Green Mark Platinum requirements for green building certifications which shows IKEA's commitment to the environment.

To celebrate our second store in Thailand, visitors can go to their nearest IKEA store to enjoy various promotions and in-store activities throughout the opening day and weekend from March 15-18. IKEA is also offering special welcome gifts for the first 100 customers at both store locations, who will receive a free IKEA gift card valued at 500 baht. In addition, the first 10,000 visitors will get a limited edition souvenir. Over 100 popular products will also be available in our special promotion starting from 15 March – 29 April 2018 at IKEA Bangna and IKEA Bang Yai.

IKEA Stores are open every day from 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM.
Interesting information about IKEA Bang Yai
Investment                       6.3 billion baht
Groundbreaking date               February 18, 2016
Opening date                     March 15, 2018
Total store area                 50,278 sqm
Showroom area                     6,863 sqm
Market Hall area                 8,797 sqm
Self-serve area                   10,224 sqm
IKEA restaurants' area           2,785 sqm
Parking capacity                 1,966 cars
Number of staff                   450+
Number of room settings           41 rooms
Total number of products         Over 8,000 items
Number of restaurants             Two, as well as an IKEA restaurant and IKEA Cafe
Number of cashier counters       29 counters
Number of entry and exit points   Six access points: Three at the entrance at CentralPlaza Westgate shopping center, and three accessible directly from the IKEA store.
Highlights of IKEA Bang Yai       New shopping experience offering a different way to shop.

New restaurant concept which is Scandinavian in design, located on the mezzanine overlooking the furniture showroom. This restaurant offers healthy and delicious dishes created from quality ingredients, many of which come from sustainable sources.

The first retailer in Thailand that will meet LEED Platinum and Green Mark Platinum requirements, the highest qualification for both certificates, which shows IKEA's commitment to the planet.
About IKEA Thailand

Since being founded in 1943 in Sweden, IKEA has created a better everyday life for many people by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishings at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. Today, IKEA is the world's largest home furnishings retailer, with 414 stores in 49 countries – including those in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand which are owned and operated by IKEA Southeast Asia. We incorporate sustainability into our day-to-day business and support initiatives that benefit children and the environment. To learn more, visit IKEA.co.th

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