Ikea is shutting down its lone manufacturing plant in the U.S., but it still will source a substantial proportion of the products it sells in the U.S. from domestic factories, the company told HomeWorld Business.
The shutdown of Ikea’s Danville, Virginia, plant made headlines, but that’s not the whole story regarding the American-made products Ikea sells in the U.S.
Responding to a query about its manufacturing plans, Ikea told HomeWorld Business:
“Ikea has a number of suppliers in the U.S. Ikea products today are made by more than a dozen different U.S.-based manufacturing partners, and more than 20% of Ikea products sold in North America in fiscal year 2018 were sourced and manufactured in America.
“Ikea products made in the U.S. include mattresses, upholstery frames, pillows and quilts, custom countertops, and more. Products made in the U.S. are typically sold through Ikea stores and e-commerce in the U.S. and Canada. We are constantly evaluating new manufacturing partnerships across more than 50 sourcing countries, including the U.S., that can deliver high-quality products at low prices to as many people as possible around the world.
“The decision regarding the Danville facility relates to a limited range of wood-based products and should not be seen as an indicator for other product ranges produced in the U.S.”