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IKEA opens first DC in Ireland and cuts delivery times to 3 days

IKEA opens its first distribution centre in Dublin, Ireland. This new depot will cut delivery times to just three days, halving the current delivery times from the UK.

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IKEA has announced the opening of its first distribution centre in Ireland, marking a significant investment in the Irish market. The €multi-million facility, located in Rathcoole, County Dublin, will create over 200 jobs and dramatically improve delivery times for Irish customers.

Previously, IKEA deliveries in Ireland originated from the UK but the new distribution centre will cut delivery times to just three days.

The centre boasts a storage capacity of 20,000 cubic metres, housing up to 9,000 different product lines and is expected to make over 300,000 deliveries in its first year.

IKEA is also committed to sustainability with the new centre. The building is one of the most energy-efficient logistics facilities in Ireland and utilises features like rainwater harvesting and solar panels.

Furthermore, IKEA is transitioning to zero-emission deliveries for all Irish customers by August 2025. Initially, 17 electric vans will replace diesel vehicles, saving an estimated 283,000 litres of diesel and reducing CO2 emissions by 750 tonnes annually.

An extensive electric vehicle charging network has also been established at the distribution centre to support the switch.

The opening of Ireland’s first IKEA distribution centre will greatly benefit our customers through faster and more reliable deliveries, said Jakob Bertilsson, Country Customer Fulfilment Manager, IKEA Ireland and UK. This marks a key step in our ambitious expansion plans across Ireland.