Chair of SSAA Helen Ng Tours Japanese Self Storage Sites
Helen pictured with Dan Morisaku, Head of Business Promotion, ICHIGO Inc
Helen Ng, Chief Executive Officer of General Storage Company (Lock+Store Singapore and Malaysia, The Store House Hong Kong) and Chair of Self Storage Association Asia, toured various Japanese sites ahead of the country's largest self storage business event, the 2022 Self Storage Business Forum, held from 8 to 9 Nov 22.
Helen with Konno Kiyohiko and Kazuyuki Kato from Oliver Storage
The Japanese sites were an eye opener. Beyond self storage, some of the sites incorporated modular self-help racks and other interesting features such as bike storage and washing areas and laundry facilities (including washing machines for sneakers).
Tokuo Yoshida, Representative Director, RSA
The Japanese market for self storage was worth about 70 billion yen in 2020, with about 14,000 facilities and growing by about 5% to 10% for 10 consecutive years. One of the purposes of the “Storage Space BIZ Forum” is to raise awareness of the storage space industry in Japan and promote market expansion.