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DSV Panalpina has entered the self-storage market, determined to make it as convenient as possible for customers to store their belongings.

On Thursday, October 1, DSV Panalpina will open its first self-storage building as part of the company’s new strategic focus on the B2C self-storage market.

Aimed at consumers and small businesses, DSV Panalpina’s self-storage concept, Smarter Storage, will be operated and marketed separately from DSV Panalpina’s B2B services.

“We have extensive warehouse know-how and believe that we can add value to the self-storage market by introducing an innovative, digital solution that makes self-storage easily accessible and convenient for consumers and small businesses,” said Executive Vice President of Group Property at DSV Panalpina, Brian Winther Almind.

The core of the new concept developed by DSV Panalpina is its 100% digital platform with the Smarter Storage app being the key component. Customers can use the app on their phone or tablet to enter the unmanned facility, while booking, payment and signing the contract can be done online via phone or tablet.

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The first Smarter Storage facility was recently built in Copenhagen and comprises 5,500 sq m of storage space divided into more than 700 rooms and compartments. The building’s garages have direct access by car, and the other rooms are accessible via elevators.

The strategic step into the self-storage market has big potential, according to Brian Winther Almind. With the learnings from the first Smarter Storage facility, DSV Panalpina plans to build another one, and down the road, the company also wants to take the Smarter Storage concept to other countries in which the company already offers transport and logistics services.

Source: DSV Panalpina

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