An innovative business proposition required an innovative technology solution – and Devico delivered


“Can you build the technology platform for the Self-Storage business of the future?” This was the question our customer Space Plus set for Devico in 2019

Our Client

Space Plus, an innovative self-storage business developed by investors MARCOL and Angelo Gordon, backed by €250m of funding, wanted to build self-storage units that were as automated as possible. This meant an entirely digital workflow, from searching and selecting the correct unit size, reserving units, and paying, through to the delivery of digital keys to the customers mobile device to allow access to the facilities and their units.



Services Provided

Software Development Outsourcing

Tech Stack

Next.js, I18n, Redux + Redux-Saga, styled-components, Express, Redis, MongoDB, React, Koa, JWT, and multiple integrations with PSPs and IoT platforms



Since 2019


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About the project

Working directly with the investors and the Space Plus c-suite, Devico were accountable for the overall technical concept, the design and the implementation of the Space Plus solution. We built a self-contained, highly autonomous team of business analysts, UI and UX specialists, developers and testers to create the first generation of the Space Plus technology platform.


  • Integration of payment systems and sophisticated IoT platform
  • Multilingual text content and URL pages
  • Integration with 3rd-party API for data management and storage
  • Admin panel
  • Working with both individuals and legal entities

Our Engagement

Devico designed a hybrid platform which would cope with the highly bespoke nature of the solution but allow for seamless integration with commercial, off the shelf products. As a pan-European business, Space Plus demanded the correct technical environment for full internationalization had to be part of the platform DNA from day one.

A unique web application was developed for customer funnel, workflow, and storage units identification/selection. As a foundation, Next.js was chosen for performance and SEO needs, critical for driving traffic to the platform. A custom Next.js server was developed to proxy traffic and optimize data from the various API endpoints.

With the customer and their needs at the heart of the system, our integration with Store365, an industry leading CRM, allowed us to control the customer workflow and understand the customers status. For the customers convenience, we offered multiple payment types (Paypal, AmazonPay, Sofort and others) through a single integration with Adyen, which also lowered the abandonment risk at the point of conversion.

Finally, integration with Sensorberg, who supplied the underlying IoT platform, provided the bridge between the customer and their interaction with the physical premises, allowing customers to access their units through digital keys.

A very warm welcome to Space Plus

Space Plus is a new player on the German Self Storage market. Headed up by European self storage veteran Russell Jordan who has decades of experience in the sector, the company’s objective is to become a market-leading self storage brand over the next few years. Space Plus uses state-of-the-art technologies and hybrid HR solutions in order to give its clients exactly what they need — an innovative and flexible space concept to suit every requirement.

Client Review

In what is likely to be seen as a view of the future of self-storage, Space Plus locations can operate with no staff on a fully automated basis using the technology platform developed in conjunction with our partners at Devico. They were an invaluable resource for us for the initial solution development, and we’ve retained them to manage aspects of the platform for us on an ongoing basis

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