Tag: Ikea Southeast Asia

Swedish MNCs continue to view Malaysia, Greater KL as ideal Asia investment place

Sweden and Malaysia’s ties as trade and investment partners go way back. In the 1960’s, the Swedish companies such as Volvo, Ericsson, Sandvik, Alfa Laval and Scania established themselves in Malaysia. The first car ever produced in Malaysia was a Volvo, made by Sweden at Volvo’s car producing plant in Shah Alam in 1967. In…

Ikea’s largest Southeast Asian store opens in Greater Bangkok

IKEA Southeast Asia’s largest store to date opened to great fanfare and enthusiasm on 15 March northwest of Bangkok, in the suburban province of Nonthaburi, with a very apparent celebration of Sweden and Thailand! There, Ikea Bang Yai is strategically located right next the Greater Bangkok’s ring road and next to end station of Purple…

NTU students on IKEA tour

“Where would you go to learn more about the Swedish identity? IKEA of course!” In late September Ikea Singapore opened the doors of one of their stores in Singapore to twenty-eight students from Nanyang Technological University. These students were given an exclusive tour around the facility where they learned about the history & success stories…

Ikea joined Swedish job fair in Singapore

IKEA Southeast Asia, among other Swedish companies, pitched to some 90 local exchange students during a job fair hosted by Singapore’s Swedish Ambassador, Håkan Jevrell. “Inspired by Swedish values during their semester in Sweden, they are now eager to join Swedish companies in Singapore. Our Learning and Development Executive at IKEA Tampines (extreme left) was…

Embassy of Sweden and Ikea promote paternity leave in Thailand

Paternity leave as a step towards gender equality in Thailand was promoted with an event held in Bangkok jointly by the Embassy of Sweden and IKEA Thailand, held in connection to the HeForShe Arts Week and the Swedish Dads exhibition – an initiative by UN Women to promote gender equality through arts and cultural activities.…