The History of All Secure Self Storage



The Beginning

In 1999 Keith Edwards was on holiday in Australia saw the Self Storage or “Mini Storage” in Australia, this lead to the purchase of land in Lower Hutt. Before building Keith went to the Self Storage Association of Australasia Gold Coast Conference and while at the Conference he meet our current software providers Storman, our current builders Storco and also had his plans ripped up and redesigned by Sam Kennard (Kennards Self Storage) over a beer at the bar.

With 3 Families involved; The Edwards Family, The James Family and Lancaster Family, building commenced in 1999  of the Lower Hutt facility on Cambridge Terrace Naenae and opened in February 2000 with minimal signage, no eftpos, no internet and just yellow pages for advertising. The Lower Hutt Facility has since been expanded twice with a capacity of 523 units.

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The 2000s

In the endeavour of expanding the business in late 2001 the Edwards Family and the James Family brought out the Lancaster Family. This was followed up by shortly by an purchase of land in Christchurch in 2002, Kapiti Coast in 2007 and an Acquisition of existing facility in 2009.

2003 the Christchurch facility on Carmen Road was opened. The facility was the first built by Storco for All Secure and  has had 3 building phases since. The Christchurch facility currently has 555 storage spaces, with the potential for a further 400 on the area currently used for car and boat storage.

With the purchase of land 2007 on the Kapiti Coast, designs were made for a state of the art drive-through Self Storage facility ( which All Secure has 2). The development of the Kapiti Facility on Epiha Street Paraparaumu was opened for its first client in September 2008 and since has had 2 out of 3 stages completed with a total 577 units and Vehicle parking available.

July 2009 saw the exciting expansion of All Secure Self Storage into the Auckland suburb of Onehunga, giving us a National presence in the 3 main centres. The All Secure Onehunga facility is also a drive-through self storage facility with a Total of 332 Units and Vehicle Parking. This was All Secure’s first acquisition and the forth facility for the company.

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The 2010s

The 2010’s have seen the continued growth programme of All Secure; in 2012 with the development of All Secure’s second Auckland facility , 2014 an acquisition of existing facility in Taupo and 2015 an acquisition of existing facility in Wanganui.

2012 saw the opening of All Secure Auckland Airport on Tidal Road Mangere. This build was our first conversion of an existing building in to a Storage Facility and our first of this style with 3 Loading bays for customers to use for unloading and loading of their property. This facility has seen 2 out of 3 stages completed with a Total of 447 Units and Vehicle parking.

In November 2014, All Secure completed the purchase of the Alcatraz Self Storage centre in Tauhara Rd, Taupo. This giving All Secure it’s first true regional facility, All Secure has keep the Alcatraz Self Storage name incorporating into the All Secure brand till the completion of expansion of the Facility. All Secure Alcatraz Taupo has 211 Units and Vehicle parking with plans to expand the facility to 350 units and 35 covered boat parking.

2015 saw All Secure completed the purchase of the Kennards Self Storage facility in Wilson Street, Wanganui. The facility is a well established centre in Wanganui and All Secure has completed the rebranding of the Facility including the exterior painting of the office, new signage and a refit of the office/packaging shop. All Secure Wanganui has a Total of 344 Units and Vehicle parks giving All Secure 7 facilities nationwide with 3000 units and vehicle parks.

It is a feature of our security measures, that we have had no unauthorised entry to our storage units since we first began operating in 1999. All Secure Self Storage prides itself in the way we protect your goods as if they were our own. We are always reviewing the latest in security measures to ensure your goods are protected at all times.

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