Where We Came From
IPC Shopping Centre is operated by Ikano Corporation Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ikano Retail Asia under the Ikano Group, Sweden.
Ikano is an international, family owned group of companies. It was established in 1988 and develops, owns and manages companies in the areas of finance, insurance, real estate and retail. Ikano was originally a part of the Swedish home furnishing company IKEA. IKEA was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943.
During the 1970´s the Ikano activities involved managing real estate, financial services and insurances for IKEA. Today the Ikano Group owns and develops competitive and profitable niche companies in the areas of finance, real estate, insurance and retail in Europe and Asia.
Ikano Retail Asia is a franchisee of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owning and operating six IKEA stores across Southeast Asia. It also owns and operates shopping centres, adjacent to the IKEA stores in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
‘Made with Swedish Charm & Local Touch’
IPC Shopping Centre recently underwent a huge redevelopment to upgrade itself and cater to the changing needs of the community and its shoppers’ lifestyles. With this redevelopment, IPC Shopping Centre hopes to stay true to its Swedish heritage and ‘future-proof’ itself while still maintaining a connection to the local needs of its customers.
The Centre now boasts a completely refurbished interior, beautifully crafted with Scandinavian touches that can be seen in almost every corner of the shopping centre. Fittings and decorations in soft pastel hues of pinks, blues and yellows can be seen throughout the shopping centre, perfectly complementing the simple yet cosy interior. Wooden touches can be found here and there, adding a touch of homeliness to the modern façade.
“So Much More.”
In tandem with the redevelopment of its physical space, IPC Shopping Centre has also redeveloped its brand. With the rebranding exercise, IPC is set to not just be a mere shopping centre but to be ‘So Much More’ by way of bringing more meaningful memories to our shoppers. We realise that there is nothing more important to us than seeing bright smiles and laughter on our shoppers’ faces.
The demands of modern urban life can be somewhat stressful, pulling us in all directions. It’s easy to lose sight of what is truly important; enjoying life and time with our loved ones. It is therefore our mission to bring lives together by creating a space which emanates calmness and positivity.
The Dala Horse
The DALA Horse (Dalahast in Swedish) has been the identity of IPC Shopping Centre since its opening. This little wooden horse has a special meaning to IPC Shopping Centre as it is a symbol of Swedish handcrafts and signifies the Swedish roots of IPC. The name originates from Dalarna in Central Sweden, where woodcarvers would carve little wooden horses for children to play with indoors as it was too cold outside. The horse was a popular figure as it was a trusty friend and worker who would help on the farm in both summer and winter.