Heath E. Combs, February 26, 2007
Sauder Woodworking has active a accord with Ikea to aftermath kitchen chiffonier apparatus for the eastern two-thirds of its North American stores.
Starting mid-year, Sauder will accomplish Ikea’s Akurum kitchen frames and its Rationell kitchen shelves over a three-year period. The frames and shelves are currently fabricated in Eastern Europe.
Ikea is abacus North American sources to added calmly accumulation its food with the continents. The Swedish banker has 39 food in the United States and Canada, with affairs to accessible three to bristles food a year in North America.
The accord with Ikea is allotment of a action Sauder put in abode aftermost year to abound its business by continuing to serve its acceptable banker abject with Sauder branded furniture, to accommodate private-label and accountant artefact to accumulation merchants, and to analyze new artefact categories and arrangement accomplishment opportunities.
In October, Ikea’s accomplishment arm, Swedwood, appear it will body an 810,000-square-foot branch in Danville, Va., to accomplish copse appliance for the company, its aboriginal U.S. accomplishment facility.