Rent storage rooms Is a business that has been established in Spain for almost 15 years. The place is missing. houses are not big and people need to stock, Companies dedicated to this area have grown and improved their services with larger and more customized centers at the heart of many capitals,
Jose Manuel Pombo You Joaquin Castillo He dared to give the storage room world a turn, turning that space into the support of new entrepreneurs. smart storage room and teamwork space or work together,
This is for many startups financial relief That they needed it because the money they don’t have to sell their product could burn them out before their time.
Jose Manuel Pombo takes part in El Debate in the weeks before his inauguration book of hymns place in Madrid.
The rent for the storage rooms was pre-existing for years. You still get into business, but what new do you bring?
There are many things that are called storage rooms. Wet place where alcohol is stored and something else. self Storage What others have done is provide better service with more quality, loading area, human service…
We come from a house that is rented for a long period of one year or more. Homes are smaller because now rooms are sold and not square metres, more expensive materials… Colleague special because we are experts first e-commerceThat is, down the stairs to the office plus mini-warehouse.
-Locks, a little lighting, a little cleaning, hidden expenses… Is the criticism of your sector sharp?
We’ve given it a twist with layers of technology. We are the Uber of the storage room, we don’t innovate. You rent space with electronic locks that open with a mobile app. We innovate in purchasing processes to make everything online As is done in other areas. Storage websites only inform and invite people to call.
We’re the Uber of the storage room, we don’t innovate
Padlocks from the Roman period are used. We digitize everything. We want to develop another application where users can view their inventory, capacity… and metrics.
Transparency is important. We don’t want customers to find themselves with guarantees, administration costs, mandatory insurance… Transparency is a sign that the sector is changing.
– And where does all that technology apply? Do you have space for your blanks?
We have two paths of development. On the one hand, we convert existing buildings. The carbon footprint is small. We dismantle corrugated iron, install photovoltaic panels, do LED lighting, control air-conditioned areas…
The mountains are great, but people have to come by public transport
On the other hand, we create new ones. Here we aspire to be the first to receive BREEAM Sustainable Construction Certificate. This does not translate into economic discounts, but at similar prices, those who feel committed to the planet will choose us.
Going back to entrepreneurs, what do you save them?
-Avoid more than a month’s commitments in lighting, cleaning, other locations, photocopying and printing systems, loading and unloading … many of the headaches you don’t want you to have on the first day of founding your company. 30% of an entrepreneur’s work cannot go into those expenses because he needs to make a product. From 200 euros per month they can have a job and box for your activity.
We save entrepreneurs a lot of headache that you don’t want on the first day you set up your company
Little is said about the challenges entrepreneurs face in their new operations. Where do those who have an office at home get the stock? Where do they store the product?
-There are no places like yours in the center of Madrid, how do you find them?
This is the biggest challenge of our company. It is not easy. We need big and central places. The mountains are great, but people have to come by public transport. It costs, but we are getting it. The magic recipe is to be close to our customers.
We start in June at Alcobendas in Madrid. Then we’ll open two more in 2022, in San Sebastian de los Reyes and Carabanchel. We also have three other buildings in our portfolio to convert in Madrid. We want critical mass in Madrid and move to other cities. The logical thing would be Barcelona, Valencia, Seville…
Jose M. Pombo: “30% of the Entrepreneur’s Work Can’t Go to Space Expenditure”