SWEDEN - Swedish retail company IKEA will build a new outlet in Kota Baru Parahyangan, West Bandung Regency. The construction itself is targeted for completion in November 2020.
It was stated by President PR Hero Tbk Recruitment Ingemar Patrik Lindvall while receiving a work visit by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday (07/25/2019). "We are targeting construction to be completed by November 2020," he said.
According to IKEA Southeast Asia Purchasing and Logistics Manager Kim Lindell, IKEA in Indonesia involved approximately 39 thousand workers and 12 suppliers, start from the design, production to sales processes.
Meanwhile, Emil - such as Ridwan Kamil is called - asked IKEA to invest in hospitality. "I will ask them to build a hotel with the interior of all IKEA products. It is very good," he said.
In addition, the West Java Creative Craft Team who had visited IKEA introduced a variety of West Java handicraft products. Hopely, West Java crafts can enter IKEA outlets in Indonesia. Now, there are several Indonesian products that have entered IKEA, such as rattan chairs.
West Bandung Deputy Regent, Hengky Kurniawan who participated in the group stated that the new IKEA outlets would be built near Bale Pare Kota Baru Parahyangan with an area of approximately 5 hectares.
Hengky also hopes that IKEA can improve the welfare of the surrounding community while supporting the regional government working space.
"We hope that this IKEA can accommodate and prioritize local workforces so that the economy of the surrounding residents will move," he said.
"The place is already exist. Surely it would be very interesting if IKEA wanted to support the interior. I want lots of working space in West Bandung that can be used free of charge by the community," he continued.