Trailblazing Self-Storage in East Africa: Storage Central Kenya’s Journey and Vision

Gerardo Segura, CEO of Storage Central Kenya, gives an overview of the self-storage sector in Nairobi and shares his vision for establishing Storage Central as the leading chain across East Africa.

“Our focus is on the self-storage sector, which was largely undeveloped in Nairobi and East Africa until our entry. Previously, storage solutions were primarily handled by moving companies, security firms, and a few international movers, none of which offered the scale, precision, and customer-centric service characteristic of established markets like Europe and the USA. Recognizing the opportunity, we pioneered the self-storage industry in Kenya with the goal of becoming the leading chain throughout East Africa”, says Gerardo Segura.

“Self-storage is a mature industry globally, originating in the US in the early 1970s and currently valued at approximately $60 billion in that market alone. Over time, it has expanded to encompass Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia, but until recently, it had yet to gain traction in East Africa. I firmly believe in the advantages of being a first mover in a burgeoning market. Previously, I founded Más Espacio, a successful self-storage company in Argentina that has grown to encompass multiple large facilities across the region. Seeing a similar opportunity in East Africa due to rapid urbanization, a burgeoning consumer base, and significant logistical challenges faced by SMEs, we launched our operations in Nairobi”, he adds.

This material (including media content) may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed. However, linking directly to the page (including the source, i.e. is permitted and encouraged.

Scroll to top