RoboVault, a high-end, high-tech storage center in South Florida, might be expanding in 2015.

Susan McGregor, president and general manager of the facility, told The SpareFoot Storage Beat that RoboVault is considering the use of up to 20,000 existing square feet for the expansion. The facility, which opened in 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, encompasses about 150,000 square feet.

McGregor said the newly carved out space would be aimed at customers with long-term storage needs, such as meeting planners or producers of theatrical sets. An example of a potential target customer is the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“We see a lot of organizations with massive displays, but they only use them once or twice a year,” McGregor said. Those items could include banners and booths for annual trade shows.

One of Robovault’s specialties is the storage of luxury cars.
One of RoboVault’s specialties is the storage of luxury cars.

Right now, RoboVault primarily stores wine, fine art, antiques, collectible cars, jewelry and precious metals.

McGregor said the potential expansion could begin by early 2015. A price tag for the project hasn’t been set.

RoboVault also is looking at beefing up its wine vault, according to McGregor, and at catering to high-profile clients like law firms that need to store important files and other sensitive materials. While such clients might not visit a facility like RoboVault on a regular basis, she said, they do want assurance that their items are “safe and secure.” RoboVault is built to withstand natural disasters like floods and hurricanes.

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Paul Sisolak