Scandinavian self-storage operator Pelican Self Storage opened two new facilities in March, one in the Sydhavnen area of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the other in the Ala-Tikkurila area of Helsinki, Finland.
The Danish facility is a five-floor, well-lit building along the Sydhavnsgade/Scandiagade highway, a very visible location. It covers 6,350 square meters (about 21,000 square feet) and has 800 units. It's surrounded by a dense, residential neighborhood.
"Now being operational for four weeks, we have seen a huge interest and demand for self-storage and our customers are welcoming our sevices," said Allan Agerskov, chief operations officer.
The next Pelican facility in Denmark, which will be the fifth in the country, is already fully planned and will open in Brøndby at the end of this year.
In Finland, Pelican has four facilities, all in the Helsinki area. The sources did not share as much information about the new Ala-Tikkurilla facility, though photographs show it is near a highway that encircles the city and near the city's large, international airport.
Pelican Self Storage was founded in 2009 with capital from a U.S. pension fund and Nordic Real Estate Partners. The company plans to establish facilities in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.