Kennards Self Storage News & Updates

Seaford Meadows Welcomes Kennards Self Storage

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Are you looking for somewhere to store your possessions within South Australia? Maybe you are moving to the area and you are yet to find the perfect home. Perhaps you are moving your home or business and looking for somewhere to store your things. Well, you are in luck; Kennards Self Storage has recently unveiled a new storage centre in South Australia. With CCTV surveillance and 16 cameras, individually alarmed spaces with back to base monitoring and computer controlled P.I.N. access in and out of the centre.

The new storage centre located at 31 Seaford Road, Seaford Meadows will serve the nearby suburbs of Lonsdale, McLaren Vale and Clarendon, Hackham, Reynella, Christies Beach and Noarlunga.

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Challenges Confront the Self Storage Disrupters


There has been some noise recently in Australia about self storage industry disruption from peer-to-peer storage providers. Unsurprisingly, this noise often corresponds with capital raising efforts and web site launches. Consequently, I am frequently being asked for a view about the impact and risk to the industry.

I appreciate that by diminishing the impact, I may appear as the arrogant ignorant incumbent. Some may even see Kennards Self Storage as the likely Kodak of the self storage sector. None the less, here I go.

Recently one Australian self storage disrupter start-up, Spacer, has stated an ambition of growth to achieve 8-10% market share of the markets it operates in. It has also raised capital and successfully acquired a US peer known as Roost.

Spacer were not the first, joining a list of peer-to-peer storage disrupters who attempt to match people with some spare room with people who need more room. In principle, the idea seems sound and should get some traction.

What is old, is new again…

The idea of people renting out their spare space to others is not new. It has happened informally for decades. Word of mouth often enabled people to share their space with others that needed it.

In the past (well before the internet), The Trading Post (for those too young to know “The Trading Post” was a weekly newspaper publication that listed stuff for sale, wanted and for rent. It had literally everything you could imagine, even “Jousting Sticks!” It was available at every newsagent) had a section of “Garages to Rent/Wanted.” Moving forward, now in the digital era platforms like GumTree have an abundance of garages, sheds and storage spaces listed. This proves there is a market for peer-to-peer storage.

What these new peer-to-peer platforms are attempting to do is enhance the consumer experience with a slick tech solution.

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Big Orange Beacon of Freedom Now In Murarrie QLD

At Kennards Self Storage Murarrie we understand business big and small. The need to store those boxes of files that are cluttering up the office or keep your field team on the road with a central point of access to sales material. With this in mind we have created our Business Solutions package, incorporating Parcel Concierge services for deliveries and courier/ customer pick-ups to allow our business customers more time too fully service their own customers. We will receive and dispatch goods on their behalf at our facility. Discounts for stays of 6 and 12 month are also available. You and your team will benefit from our 24-hour access in a secure, safe and clean environment with a free meeting room and Wifi . Come and check us out today. We will be happy to show you around.

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Enjoy A Career In Space without Leaving The Ground

A Company proud of its Values and Culture. We are committed to making sure our customers have a storage experience with us that is outstanding. Our values underpin everything we stand for and we expect our people to enjoy living them.

We encourage our people to be open and direct; contribute and make a difference. Our team is to act with integrity, have a passion for our customers, our brand and our goals. The company encourages participation in decision making, innovation and having fun.

We are a family business with family values. Living our values is paramount in setting the expectations on behaviour for which Kennards Self Storage Team Members enjoy working under. We are all treated equally with respect and dignity.

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Space for Change

For whatever reason, our lives are always changing; whether it’s relocating the family home or starting a new family, downsizing or retiring, travelling the world, making space for that hobby, or renovating.

Through all of life’s adventures there’s always Space for Change.

Keep it at Kennards, The People who Care.

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Kennards Self Storage To Open This Month In Hawthorn

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Here’s some good news! You will never run out of space if you live near Hawthorn, Victoria. A new Kennards Self Storage Centre will open next month in the suburbs of Hawthorn.

Kennard has been providing self-storage services since 1973. It is a family owned and run business so they  know how to take care of their clients and their prized possessions.

The new centre will be located at 453 Auburn Road, Hawthorn Victoria. The place will have a whopping 1,000 spaces with mini warehousing facilities. The Auburn Road centre will be ideal for businesses due to its proximity to the Monash Freeway.

The location is just 17 minutes away from GPO Centre at Melbourne. Easily accessible for clients from the nearby areas of Burnley, Toorak, Richmond, Kooyong, and South Yarra.

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New Self Storage Centre to Open in Hawthorn, Victoria

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A new Kennards Self Storage centre will open in Hawthorn, Victoria this June. This is good news for residents of the Melbourne’s inner suburbs who are looking for a convenient and secure place to store their precious belongings.

Kennards is a pioneer in self storage. The company actually opened the first storage spaces in Australia in 1973. In 1980, they recycled an abandoned woodshed in Brisbane and turned it into the first storage centre in Queensland. The growth continues with storage centres conveniently located all over Australia and New Zealand, Kennards is the first name Australians remember when they need storage space.

To know more about Kennards Self Storage, you can visit their website here.

Kennards Self Storage Hawthorn is located at 453 Auburn road, will open with over 700 storage spaces in a range of sizes catering for, Business Storage, Personal Storage, Mini warehouses, Wine Storage and a Box Shop for all your packing and moving needs.

The Wine storage area is a purpose built climate controlled environment offering a combination of private lock up wine cellars and bulky wine storage units perfect for the wine enthusiast or the serious wine merchant. Wine customer at Kennards can take advantage of the wine drop service. The team will accept your delivery and call you when it arrives so you can put it away, the way you prefer.

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Kennards to Open “New” Self-Storage Centre – Murarrie Queensland

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We are excited to announce Kennards Self Storage will soon open its 85th location, expanding our footprint into busy South East Brisbane.

Located at 801 Lytton Road, Murarrie, this busy road is the main arterial travelling east to west south side of Brisbane River. The location is highly visible and very convenient for customers in the surrounding areas of Cannon Hill, Hemmant, Tingalpa, from east Brisbane through to Wynnum.

Our new self-storage centre is a real statement standing five levels high over 11,000 square metres, a true Orange Beacon of Freedom as we like to call them.

The centre will offer over 600 storage spaces in various sizes, meeting the storage needs for both personal and business storage customers. The sizes range from one cubic metre lockers to larger enterprise spaces over forty square metres, perfect for that small to medium business and everything in between.

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A White Wine Worthy of your Cellar – Marsanne

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Marsanne is the most widely planted white grape in Northern Rhone, but is a rare find with it only taking up roots in three other countries, Australia, America and Switzerland. What you may not realise is that Australia’s Tahbilk holds the largest and oldest single holding of the variety in the world. Although you won’t find a lot of this variety sitting on the shelves at your local bottle shops, it’s growing in popularity and is slowly building a name for itself in Australia.

You will often find Marsanne blended with Rousanne, but it is the Marsanne that adds character and depth to this richly coloured wine. This wine has flavours of honeydew melon, spice, nuts, pears and a silky exotic mouthfeel.

Marsanne is made for your wine cellar and will improve distinctly over time. While not many of today’s white wines are made to stand the test of time, Marsanne has a special place in your cellar right beside your Chardonnay and Riesling.

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