The Storage King Group was formed in 1998 by two young entrepreneurial businessmen, Michael Tate and David Scanlen. With their retail property backgrounds and financial qualifications they recognised an emerging opportunity in what was still an infant industry. In particular Tate sought to transform the traditional property management style inherent in the industry to a living breathing retail offering that householders and small businesses were crying out for. Scanlen used his considerable financial nous to formulate feasibility models and fine tune management systems that would make the storage businesses more efficient and more successful. Together they drove their vision to pull together a very fragmented marketplace and establish a distinct brand of dominant scale. In fact, many existing self storage operators acting independently decided to join forces with Tate and Scanlen, and Storage King was born.
Over its 22 year history, Storage King has become the brand name synonymous with solving the storage issues of this generation. The Group has grown to 168 stores trading in all major metropolitan areas of Australia and New Zealand. Their wonderful company culture of inclusion is what sets them apart from the rest as customers recognise the care and pride each Store Manager has for their storage facility. As evidence of that Tate and Scanlen still remain partners to this day and Tate still holds the position of CEO overseeing the day to day services that are enormously appreciated by over 100,000 customers per annum.