The Self Storage Business

Although investments in this sector in recent years have exceeded $50 million in Panama, there is still unmet demand for storage solutions which are more or less temporary.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Almacenajes Mini-Depósitos, MegaStorage and Galores are some of the companies that provide storage services in Panama, offering solutions ranging from small boxes that are rented for $9.99 a month, to entire floors measuring 100 square meters.

Warehouses may be heated, which improves the preservation of stored goods, and some companies offer, alongside storage services, exhibition halls, conference rooms and meeting rooms, which can be used as sales offices by the storage space renters.

An article in Abdiel Garcia, manager of Almacenajes Mini-Depósitos, says that "customers who use our services range from those who rent in a personal capacity to safeguard all the valuable things they want to preserve or protect while they wait to move into a new home, to those who want maximize the space in their present home and on the other side we have companies that use our services to store their goods and furniture. The minimum rental period is one month, but we have some clients who have been using the service for over 15 years."

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