Industry associations

Universal Storage Containers is a member of a number of national and international trade associations in the moving and self storage industry. We sponsor events, participate in fairs and are actively involved in events. Take a look at News & Events to see at which fairs you can meet us this year.


FEDESSA, the European trade association for self storage companies, was founded in 2004. The federation consists of 14 national self storage industry associations. These together represent more than 1,400 self-storage locations. That is 70% of the total, including all larger companies.


FEDEMAC is the European trade association for removal companies, founded in 1959. The board is formed by the national trade associations of the European Moving Industry. The organization also consists of the best moving companies and suppliers in the industry. FEDEMAC represents over 1,600 professional moving companies and more than 27 European countries.


NSSA represents the interests of self storage companies in the Dutch self storage market. Certification and promoting the industry’s own identity are important activities. The organization has 27 members, a number that is rising due to the growth of the self storage industry. NSSA works closely with FEDESSA.


CISS is an organization that represents the most important self storage brands in France. She officially represents French entrepreneurs within the FEDESSA. The organization wants to further develop the self storage market in France. CISS promotes compliance with the European standard and informs and advises the affiliated members about this.

Inside Self Storage (ISS)

For more than 28 years, Inside Self Storage (ISS) has been offering solutions and insights into the self storage industry. ISS provides the ISS magazine and organizes the annual ISS World Expo (the largest trade fair in the self storage industry). In addition, there is a large, interactive online community. The ISS Store offers on-demand education and knowledge for industry professionals.

Belgian chamber of movers

The Belgian Chamber of Movers has been in existence for 115 years and is the Belgian trade association. The mission of the CBTI is to stand up for the interests of its members in all kinds of areas. Inform, inspire and support to provide high-quality and legally correct services. In addition, increasing the visibility of the sector is an important goal.

Verband Deutscher Selfstorage Unternehmen e.V

VDS, the German Trade Assocation, has been founded in 2003. Purpose of the VDS is to create their own DIN-standard in the German Self Storage Industry. This allows the customers of the affiliated members to be offered a constant level of quality. Offering safe, clean, dry and comfortable storage conditions are the most important.