Ikea has leased additional warehouse space in Texas and California that will serve as customer fulfillment centers and complement its network of five regional distribution centers.
The new facilities in Baytown, TX, and American Canyon, CA, will focus on delivering items to customers who order products online or purchase larger items in store, company 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 the Ikea product selection, and these two fulfillment centers will help us meet the home furnishing needs of many American customers.”
In Baytown, the one-million-square-foot leased space comprised of two buildings is located in the Cedar Port Industrial Park, 30 miles east of downtown Houston and is now operational. This project represents the fourth Ikea location in Texas.
In American Canyon, the 646,000-square-foot leased facility is part of Napa Logistics Park developed by DivcoWest and Orchard Partners, located 34 miles north of the port of Oakland, and will be operational in early 2018. This project represents the 10th Ikea location in the state of California.