Exterior of warehouse The future Ikea distribution center at Matrix Global Logistics Park.

STATEN ISLAND—Already a major presence in the New York City region’s retail scene, Ikea will now become one in the region’s industrial sector. The Swedish home furnishings giant on Thursday said it had signed a lease for 975,000 square feet of warehouse space at Matrix Global Logistics Park in Staten Island’s Bloomfield neighborhood. It’s expected to open late this year.