Shurgard Self Storage Europe was founded in 1994 as a result of a joint venture between Shurgard Inc. (USA) and a Swedish Real Estate Company. In 1995 it opened its first self storage center in Brussels, Belgium. Today Shurgard is the European market leader with more than 170 self-storage facilities in seven European countries and more than 90,000 customers.
The company is specialized in all aspects of the self-storage industry for both private and commercial users.
In August 2006, Shurgard became a subsidiary of Public Storage, the world's largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities with over one million customers and more than 2,100 stores in 38 states (USA) and seven European countries.