Southeast Asia’s largest IKEA store opens in Johor Baru
IKEA have recently opened its first store in southern Malaysia, and the biggest store in Southeast Asia. Located next to the Aeon Tebrau City shopping mall, the store spans 502,815 sq ft and features 54 Swedish-inspired showrooms.
Members of the public started queuing from as early as 12 midnight on the day before the stores opening, and over 20,000 visited the store on its opening day.
IKEA Southeast Asia’s retail director Mike King said; “IKEA’s presence in Johor would ultimately set another benchmark for home furnishing market in the region while providing healthy competition to other providers.”
IKEA Tebrau, which has a total of 300 employees, is expected to serve more than 1.8 million consumers residing within a 60 minute radius of the store, and millions more beyond that.
Dortek manufactured and installed 22 hygienic GRP door sets including single and double action doors plus fire rated and automated hinged doors.
Our GRP retail doors, installed by our own team of fitters, are located in the brand new state of the art kitchen and warehouse areas. Dortek retail doors were specified by the architect due to their high quality construction and low maintenance benefits. Compared to steel or timber doors, our GRP doors will not swell, rot, warp or rust in wash down areas. Their ultra clean surface prevents bacteria from harbouring and is unaffected by the use of cleaning chemicals.
All of our GRP doors and frames were manufactured in the clients chosen colour with single action doors fitted with either lever handles and sash locks or latches and pull handles with dead locks. The majority of GRP door sets were fitted with 200 mm high stainless steel kick plates at low and high level locations to provide protection for the door blades.
Dortek GRP doors are a low maintenance solution which helps reduce both costs and improve performance long term. This is the second IKEA project that Dortek has worked on in Asia, and we have also installed our GRP double action traffic doors into every IKEA store throughout the UK and Ireland and also in IKEA stores in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia.