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Jun 12, 2017

IKEA opens largest store in Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest's 23rd district

The 33,500 square-meter facility will be one of the largest in the region, and will create almost 300 new jobs in Hungary

Swedish furniture store IKEA will open its largest shop in Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest's 23rd district on Wednesday, June 14.

The retail giant said their new Soroksár investment is IKEA’s third store in the Budapest region and has cost around 17 billion HUF.

The 33,500 square-meter facility will be one of the largest in the region, and will create almost 300 new jobs in Hungary.

The new storeʼs refrigeration and heating systems will be powered by geothermal energy, while electricity will be provided through solar panels.

The Soroksár IKEA offers parking for almost 1,200 cars, with four electric vehicle charging stations, as well as an outdoor playground.

IKEA is the world's largest furniture chain with 340 stores in 28 countries, and more than 40 stores operating under a franchise system, employing a total of 163,600 workers worldwide.