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Either Talk the Talk or Take a Walk

Article  from the Australian Financial Review   Cultural differences can be a major headache when companies merge.

Not long after Sam Kennard recieved the keys to his competitior, Millers Self Storage, an anonymous email was sent to every person in the company – a battle cry of resitance to the purchase. “We are not going to let Kennards take over” was the thrust of this message. But it was way too late. The $220 million deal was done and dusted.

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Customer Feedback

” Phone service was excellent, I called last week to book storage at your Moore Park facility and the assistance over the phone was friendly and professional. I found the experience to be a lot easier than what I thought. Onsite customer service and facilities were also impresive. The team at Moore Park were very friendly and happy to answer any queries I had.”

Kennards Self Storage Maribyrnong

maribyrnong-019Insider Self  Storage Magazine – Self Storage Association of Australasia

As one of the pioneers of  self storage in Australia and a key player in establishing the SSAA, Kennards Self Storage has always acknowledged the opportunity to raise standards and to leave a positive impression with all of their customers. Kennards Self Storage was founded on values of quality, worth, convenience and innovation. The entire KSS team constantly strives to deliver an exceptional storage experience for all of their customers.

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Valad Unloads Storage Brand

Valad Property Group will exit  its 50/50 joint venture with Kennards Self Storage, redeploying $69 million worth of capital to reduce gearing on its balance sheet by 1 percent. In 2004, Valad teamed up with Kennards to acquire 24 properties under the Millers Self Storage brand in a deal worth $215 million. Valad raised $92.6 million at the time, of which about $32 million was used to acquire an addtional bulky goods centre in western sydney.

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Affordable Undercover Car Storage Hits The Mark

three-kings-branded009Classic Car New Zealand Editorial

The recently acquired Kennards Self Storage in Mt Eden is eager to bring to the market undercover car storage spaces for rent. This is a new area within the New Zealand market that does not seem to be catered for. Mt Eden currently has 93 spaces of undercover car storage. Kennards can now keep your dream machine protected from the weather and elements and give you peace of mind at the same time using CCTV surveillance, PIN code access and back to base monitoring.

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News from Australia and New Zealand

samphotos-004croppedMini Storage Messenger Article

The self storage industry in Australia and New Zealand has generally enjoyed growing occupancies and rents in 2007. In an economic climate that has been patchy for a couple of years, 2007 was generally stronger in all metropolitan areas. The minerals boom has flowed through to incomes, housing and now self storage demand in Western Australia, Queensland and also South Australia. New South Wales, the most populated state, has been recovering from its quite sluggish economic position. New Zealand by comparison has had a moderate year, as interest rates have increased and impacted the turnover of housing and retail spending.

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