Our essence

Where we come from

Ikano was originally part of the home furnishing company IKEA, founded 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad in Älmhult, Småland, in the Southern part of Sweden.

In 1988 Ikano became an independent group of companies, owned by the Kamprad family.

We have built our own identity, but our constant drive to simplify people’s lives and our cost-conscious mind-set remain the same.

The road to development

Our heritage has taught us that the road to development lies in entrepreneurship and a constant desire to find new ways to making things happen.

“To be a successful entrepreneur you must have a business idea, preferably a good one, and stick to it. Success will be found in the details and consistency. Remember that you are not the best in the world at everything you do! Surround yourself with colleagues who can compensate for your weaknesses, and then together you build a strong team.”

“Competitors can copy every part and every aspect of your business, but not the company spirit. This is what differentiates one company from another.”

– Ingvar Kamprad

Our fundamentals

We focus on our four fundamentals and ensure a good balance between them. We offer added value to our customers by understanding people’s needs and by developing solutions that improve their lives.

Everyone working here is important. Our people are professional and skilled people who want to grow and see Ikano grow.

Profitability gives us the financial strength and stability that allow us to plan and act with a long-term perspective.

We never compromise on our values: common sense and simplicity, working together and daring to be different. Nor do we compromise on our promise: on fair terms.

Our vision

To create possibilities
for better living.


Our mission

Simplifying the many
people’s lives so they
can focus on living.

Our values and promise

We want our customers, partners and co-workers to choose us for what we stand for, what we deliver and how we deliver it.

Three basic values guide all Ikano businesses: common sense and simplicity, working together and daring to be different. These values support our promise: on fair terms.

Our people idea

Together, we create a great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be while contributing to a better life for our customers and the long-term success of Ikano.