Published: 29 Apr 2016
Last reviewed: 11 Aug 2020

In this issue:

  • President’s report 
  • Is the European Self Storage market heading into a Golden Era? 
    • The self storage market in continental Europe was growing at a typically rapid rate and then the economic crash of 2008 hit and the brakes came on. However in the past 12 months there has
      been lots of activity in the market with some predicting a re-boot of the industry and record growth to follow.
  • Paola Barraza joins FEDESSA 
  • Disaster management
    • While self storage is generally a very safe and secure business, major incidents and disasters can and do occur, often at the most unexpected of times and circumstances. Every self storage business should be prepared for such events by having an actively maintained disaster
      management plan. FEDESSA has developed an industry template that can assist businesses
      with this important task.
  • Spanish market grows to over 300 stores 
    • While self storage is generally a very safe and secure business, major incidents and disasters can and do occur, often at the most unexpected of times and circumstances. Every self storage business should be prepared for such events by having an actively maintained disaster
      management plan. FEDESSA has developed an industry template that can assist businesses with this important task.
  • German market grows over 10% in less than 6 months 
    • The German self storage market has gone through a significant growth period adding 14 new sites in the last 12 months, taking the number of significant self storage sites in Germany from 149 in October 2015 to 163 in March 2016.
  • Barcelona Conference 2016