Gem of a store
Bespoke jewellery boutique finds StorHub’s facilities flawless
Issue: Dec 2014
When Ling Jewellery Director, Andrew Foo, needed a place to store props and display cases from his jewellery boutique that were cluttering his home, StorHub was his natural choice
Photo credit: Ling Jewellery
Up until he became a customer of StorHub Self Storage, Andrew Foo, was using his home as a make-shift store room for some of the miscellaneous items from his business. The Director of Ling Jewellery, a local jewellery boutique specialising in artisan jewellery, wedding bands and GIA-certified diamond solitaire engagement rings, would bring home display cases, furniture and props that were used for jewellery fairs and wedding exhibitions as well as thousands of jewellery cases.
Thousands of boxes used for packaging artisan jewellery designed by his wife, Ling, used to be kept at home until Mr Foo rented StorHub’s storage facility, a safer, friendly and convenient facility for his needs
Photo credit: Ling Jewellery
“At first when we didn’t organise so many big events, there were not that many things to store so it was alright. But as we grew, we accumulated more things and after a while, it got a bit cluttered,” he confessed.
That was when he decided to put everything into a storage facility.
Largest and Friendliest
With 11 facilities across the island and over 10,000 storage units, StorHub is Singapore’s largest self storage operator
“I was looking for a place that had the right space to accommodate my things, that could offer me a cost-effective package, have a convenient location and was safe,” said Mr Foo.
When he went to the StorHub to check out the self storage facility, he was greeted with warm, attentive service, a testament that Singapore’s largest self storage operator did indeed live up to its promise to also be the friendliest.
“I was pleasantly surprised with my first visit to StorHub. The staff at the facility were cordial and ready to assist. They brought me around to survey the various storage sizes and offered quotations on all of them to compare. I was then introduced to the security features which included extensive surveillance around the storage areas and biometric access which limits even StorHub customer to specific floors for added security,” he recalled.
Since it started in 2003, StorHub Self Storage has grown from a single self storage facility in Kallang to being Singapore largest self storage operator with 11 facilities across Singapore and over 10,000 storage units of varying sizes to cater to different needs.
“We looked at a couple of places but chose StorHub in the end because it had its own building and we felt that was safer,” said Mr Foo.
Because StorHub owns the building it operates, it can promise stability to its customers. It also has better control in the maintenance and improvement works for all its buildings thus, providing a safe, well-lit and comfortable environment for all customers.
Safety and Comfort First
Indeed security and ease of access are high among Mr Foo’s list of priorities.
“We often have to access our display cases and props in the wee hours of the morning to prepare for events in the morning. StorHub allows 24-hour access daily. It also helps that the facility is conveniently located with minimal traffic congestion since I have to access storage every fortnight.”
Well-thought-through layout makes the units easy to get to while the air-conditioned rooms provide an ideal environment for delicate items such as collectibles and keepsake. Customers like Mr Foo who need to access the units often for long periods of time will also find it comfortable to do so. The non air-conditioned units are airy and well-ventilated, too
“StorHub is also the only self storage provider who offers complimentary insurance coverage for stored items without additional charge. This really helps to put my mind at ease as compared to other self storage operator,” added Mr Foo.
With this gem of find, this satisfied customer can rest assured that his growing business will never run out of a safe and friendly self storage facility to store its paraphernalia.