ELKJØP NORDIC WE HELP EVERYONE ENJOY AMAZING TECHNOLOGY
We at Elkjøp work hard every day to enrich the lives of consumers through technology, whether they come to us online or visit our stores. We do this by solving technology problems and addressing key human needs across a range of areas, including entertainment, productivity, communication, food, security and health.
Elkjøp is the leading consumer electronics retailer in the Nordics. We mostly sell consumer electronics, mobile phones, computers, white goods, domestic appliances, kitchen (Epoq), and services linked to these products both directly to consumers and to businesses. We are an omnichannel retailer and serve our customers both online and through our more than 400 stores. The Group consist of around 11.000 engaged colleagues operating under the brands Elkjøp and Elkjøp Phonehouse in Norway, Elgiganten and Elgiganten Phonehouse in Sweden, Elgiganten in Denmark and Gigantti in Finland. Elko on Iceland, Elding on the Faroe Islands and Pisiffik on Greenland.
We offer a wide range of well-known brands at the best prices in the market. And we do this through a relentless focus on the customer, efficiency and a strong company culture.
Elkjøp was founded in Norway in 1962 as a cooperation between 33 voluntary dealers, to buy bigger volumes at better prices from the suppliers. Since then Elkjøp has grown to become a solid market leader within consumer electronics and home appliances in the Nordics. Elkjøp was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 1993 and throughout the 1990’s expanded to the other Nordic countries, in addition to establishing a joint Nordic central warehouse in Jönköping. In 1999, Elkjøp was acquired by Dixons Group plc (now Currys).
Was a prominent leader in Elkjøp Nordic over two decades, serving as the Elkjøp group CEO for 13 years. As a result of his energy, charisma, courage and innovative mindset, Elkjøp revolutionized consumer electronics retailing. The company’s turnover grew from 500 MNOK to more than 5.5 BNOK, and the foundation for our current operating model was established under his leadership.
Thor Bjarmann had a strong and clear belief in people as the enabler for success. With his usual energy, enthusiasm and determination, he put people development, and the importance of learning at the core of our culture.
Technology brings amazing possibilities, but not without challenges. The electronics industry has a significant footprint, and electronic waste is in fact the world´s fastest growing waste stream. While products are becoming ever more energy efficient, their production is energy intensive. Many electronic products also contain scarce and precious materials, and thus products need a long life and they need to be recycled at life´s end.
We are a part of an industry that will have to undergo massive transformations this coming decade. We can´t fix everything alone, but as the biggest electronics retailer in the Nordics, we acknowledge our responsibility to help reduce the footprint from our operations, our products and from repair services that prolong product life. Our customers want to live a more sustainable life, and we will do our best to make it possible. We are ready to take the lead, inviting our suppliers, partners and our customers to join us on the mission we call the Elkjøp Green Deal.
1: Zero emissions from own operations
2: Making greener products available for our customers
3: Helping prolong the life of our products
4: Making sure products are reused and recycled
We have established The Elkjøp Foundation to fight digital exclusion. We work to raise awareness, increase knowledge and enable access to people who are falling behind in the rapid development of technology.
To connect, play or learn with technology should be easy and fun but that is not always the case. That is why The Elkjøp Foundation supports organisations and associations with products and guidance - in addition to financial resources. This is work we are incredibly proud of!
We are proud of our strong culture, created through our history and a foundation of our success. Working for Elkjøp Nordic should be fun and challenging. Our team spirit is high, and we take pride and have great faith in what we can do and accomplish together. Our common objective is always to make sure our customers are happy, where our values Responsibility, Engagement and Efficiency guide us and are at the core of everything we do.
Engagement creates great customer experiences as well as a great workplace. To fuel our engagement, we need to encourage each other, by sharing, achieving and celebrating. Work is more fun and more meaningful when we make an effort to make a difference – for our ourselves, our colleagues and our customers. It takes real dedication to grow, and real engagement to be truly dedicated. The drive to do our best is what makes our co-workers stay and our customers return. It is an attitude that is the very heart of our culture.
Responsibility is how we earn the trust of our
co-workers, our customers and the community. That means truly listening to every customer and give great advice, every time. It means doing business in a way that is in line with our policies and ethical standards. It is our responsibility to contribute to the quality of life of our customers, our employees and society at large. We have made it our business to help people live more sustainably by smart use of technology and at the same time minimize our negative impact on the environment.
Efficiency holds our organization together from top to bottom and is what makes us move forward. It is the very foundation for achieving goals, big or small, individual or collective. We are always looking for ways to improve our game through cost smartness and efficient teamwork. We depend on each other for learning, support and feedback, whether we work in the store, at the office, in customer care or in distribution. Helping each other in being the best that we can be, makes us capable of adapting in times of change and gives us a key competitive advantage.