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Capital Self Storage sold to National Storage

Following an approach by National Storage, an Australian owned storage company with 71 locations across the six states, the owners have decided to sell Capital Self Storage.

All existing storage agreements will be honoured by National Storage and, in the short term, there will be minimal changes to the operation of the business. Each centre will continue to operate with the same staff and we understand that the office will be opening at 8am rather than 9am. To assist us and National Storage, we request that all customers:

From 1 November 2014, payments for all storage rental and other services must be made to National Storage.

  1. If you have a credit card authority or auto payment in place, this will remain in place.
  2. If you have been paying directly into the Capital Self Storage bank account, please contact the office to discuss payment alternatives as this bank account will be closed.
  3. To assist with the settlement process, all customers are requested to ensure their account is up to date as of 31 October 2014.

The Directors of Capital Self Storage thank you for your past patronage and thank all of our past customers and we trust you will continue your storage relationship with National Storage. If you have any questions or concerns, please call either of the following executives:

Capital Self Storage            Ian Oliver                               0417 260 927

National Storage                 Michael Berry                        (07) 3218 8150

 

Yours sincerely

Ian Oliver

Director

Does Security matter for Self Storage?

Unfortunately, we live in a world where some choose to steal . Our goods and belongings are important and its imperative that where you store your goods and furniture that they are safe.

Like any business, you get what you pay for – often cheap storage is not as secure as more expensive facilities.

Does Security matter for Self Storage? At Capital, it does!

Well Capital Self Storage is a lot safer than the family home or garage! Australia has the second highest break and enter record per capita than anywhere in the world. This costs over 144 million annually.

With over 1300 Self Storage sites in Australia, very few are broken into. Most Self Storage sites have large perimeter fencing, controlled access to the site, often by PIN number, CCTV cameras and much more.

Access is only permitted to storers and those with authority. The general public does not have access to the facility. Each unit is locked and the tenant provides the key. The facility does not have access to the space rented.

Individual units are often made of high tensile steel and sometimes concrete and block.  CCTV cameras are fitted at all of our Self Storage centres.

Often to save money, people store with friends or family. The potential to lose your possessions are high, despite them making all efforts to safeguard your property. Thieves will take your gear as much as theirs! Insurance may not cover your lost goods.

Don’t discount disaster – houses flood, catch on fire and are susceptible to other natural events. Self Storage sites are predominantly in flood free areas and are one of the safest commercial building types.

There is little doubt that Self Storage offers safe haven for your goods, consider wisely when you store to make sure your belongings are as safe as possible!

 

 

 

Capital Self Storage Wins ACT BusinessPoint Award

At the gala presentation of the 2014 Canberra BusinessPoint Awards at the National Portrait Gallery last night, Capital Self Storage was awarded the award for “Bricks and Mortar”

Canberra BusinessPoint (CBP) is the gateway to practical advice and support for both existing businesses and those intending to start a business in Canberra. Canberra BusinessPoint taps into the collective knowledge and experiences of the Canberra business community, to provide workshops that build strong foundations and encourage innovation.

The awards were hosted by Canberra innovation champion and CEO of ANU Enterprises Sarah Pearson. and awarded by Andrew Barr. 

The 2014 Canberra BusinessPoint Business Awards last night recognised outstanding local businesses across six categories: web and mobile, clean and green, bricks and mortar, creative and design, micro-enterprises and high growth.34f1429

Ian Oliver accepted the award on behalf of the Capital Self Storage team and said ” We are very happy to have been awarded this prize and it comes on the back of winning “Best small operator” award from the SSAA last month.

The award for us is especially important as it showcase Self Storage to Canberra industry, we are part of a global business worth some 30 billion revenue a year and in reality we as an industry is larger than the movie industry. he said.

Our Phillip Store is designed to fit in with the local landscape and provide design quality to buildings in Phillip, he said. Capital have always innovated and we have not only attempted modern design but also been part of world firsts for our industry, like online move ins and inquiries and we were the first to take these technologies on board.

Capital recently celebrated their 25th birthday and they are one of the longest running businesses in Canberra.