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Self Storage Industry Remains on the Rise in South Africa

by Winnie Hsiu May 27, 2014 11:49 PM
It is not unusual for trends to start in one country before they take over the rest of the world. Sometimes they take the world by storm like the Beatles did. Other times the process is a little slower and more gradual like in the case of the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continuing to Grow in South Africa

by Tony Gonzalez August 29, 2013 11:01 PM
The self storage industry in the United States is huge; we are talking over 50,000 facilities across the nation with more being built all the time. People in the United States definitely appreciate the service that is provided and want more of it. Other countries have been slower to catch on, but there are some where the industry is starting to thrive. [More]

Self Storage Industry Looking For Some Extra Space Here and Abroad

by Tony Gonzalez June 11, 2013 11:57 PM
The business of self storage is at its heart a very simple one. People are out of space either at home or at the office and it just doesn’t always make sense to move to a different building or find another home. You just need to find some extra space—hence the popularity of the self storage industry. [More]

A New Self Storage Facility Opens in Durban, South Africa

by John Stevens September 27, 2012 8:00 PM
The self storage industry is growing and expanding in South Africa. Several different self storage brands have built and developed facilities in the area: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pinehurst, Centurion, Table View, Boksburg, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town. Recently, a new self storage facility opened its doors in the city of Durban. [More]

Stor-Age in South Africa is Growing -- Again!

by Holly Robinson July 31, 2012 7:00 PM
There is an upswing in the self storage industry in South Africa. Taking the spotlight front and center is Stor-Age Self Storage. Stor-Age announced that it will begin building a new self storage facility in Pinehurst, which is the third that they have announced this year. [More]

Stor-Age Participates in the Create Happiness Initiative

by Holly Robinson March 13, 2012 1:26 PM
Sometimes when people think about self storage, they think mainly of the United States and Canada. Sometimes they might even occasionally think about storage in the UK or in Australia. However, there are up-and-coming self storage businesses outside of these areas - such as Stor-Age in South Africa. Stor-Age is one of South Africa's leading self storage companies. They have facilities in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Pretoria, and Durban.

Like their sister businesses in other countries, Stor-Age provides storage units in a variety of sizes. They provide units for both private individuals and for businesses. And, like their sister businesses, Stor-Age is also concerned about serving their communities and helping people in need. [More]

Spotlight on Regional Manager for UK Self Storage Company

by John Stevens March 8, 2012 1:46 PM
It's a long way from South Africa to the UK. Just as Paul Cole, regional manager for Access Self Storage, one of the UK's largest self storage businesses. However, lessons learned in both South Africa and the UK have help Cole to rise to the position of a regional manager.

Cole feels that growing up in South Africa helped him to become the great businessman that he is. The political change and the huge uncertainly about getting a job in South America helped Cole focus on his studies at the university. He knew that if he were to get ahead he had to get a good education. He also knew that if he wanted to succeed in life he had to work harder than most people. [More]

The Self Storage Industry is Growing in South Africa

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2011 9:28 AM
The self storage industry is primarily based in the United States. In 2009, 46,000 out of the 58,000 facilities around the world were located in the United States. Over recent years, the industry has seen substantial growth world-wide -- especially in South Africa. The self storage industry there has grown to be fifth in the world. [More]

Growth of the Self Storage Industry in South Africa

by Tony Gonzalez October 20, 2011 4:11 PM
The economy is slowly picking up in the United States as is evidenced by the construction of new self storage facilities in different states. There is also an increase of storage facilities being built and purchased in other parts of the world. Stor-Age Self-Storage, the largest owner of self storage businesses in South Africa, has seen significant growth over the last six months. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to Grow Outside of the U.S.

by Holly Robinson April 15, 2011 5:40 PM
One of the toughest things to do is decide what to invest or who to invest your hard earned money with. Yes, when it comes to business there is a risk of losing, but with risk often comes great reward. As true as that may be, it is still no consolation when you end up losing your shirt (and then some) due to a bad investment. [More]