SmartBox Self Storage was founded in 2020 in Stuttgart, Germany.


SmartBox strives to become self storage market leaders in Southern Germany. The company's shareholders and staff have extensive industry expertise and plan to develop a network of automated facilities in the region. The priority for the SmartBox team is to provide storers with the highest levels of service and security.


Stuttgart, Germany

Site specifications:

Gross floor area: 1190 m²
Number of units: 243
Number of floors: 1


Products/Services used:

The challenge:

The SmartBox team was working on the launch of a high-quality self storage brand during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a period of constant change and uncertainty. SmartBox identified the demand for a more automated approach in the self storage industry and opted to work with Janus, the leaders in self storage manufacture, security and mezzanine design.

The Solution:

Utilising Janus Europe's expertise, SmartBox was able to open a well-designed facility and convert 75% of the site into lettable space. For example, SmartBox managed to maximise their rentable area using a carefully designed mezzanine. Working with Janus has benefited SmartBox as their experience from previous projects enabled them to optimise the site layout. As a result, the facility looks professional and aligns with the corporate brand identity, including the green door colour. In fact, many storers have stated a preference for SmartBox over competitors due to the facility's attractive interior design and unit layout.

Customer Testimonial:

“Our project commenced during a pandemic, so we were looking for an experienced supplier who could provide a high-quality, efficient service. Janus fit the description and offered a competitive price. With their help, we were able to start operating after only a couple of months of construction works."

Marc van der Plas, CEO

Get in touch

Whatever your requirement or size of your business, we're here to help. At Janus we believe that every business is unique and approach each customer with a dedicated project manager to guide you through your self storage journey. Our team of experienced industry professionals can provide a complete end-to-end solution tailor made for you, so get in touch today to find out more.

Download the Nokē app

Visit on a mobile device to download the app and seamlessly access your storage unit with your smartphone.

Seamlessly access your storage unit with your smartphone.