OpenTech Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
PHOENIX, Arizona – July 27th, 2013 –OpenTech Alliance, Inc., a technology leader in the self storage industry, is celebrating its 10th Birthday, marking a decade of service to the self-storage industry. OpenTech was founded in July of 2003, as a garage start-up company. Robert Chiti and former colleagues, Mike Connolly and Davin Dameron drew up plans to develop and market a self-service kiosk to bring the benefits of automation to self storage owners and added convenience to self storage customers, similar to the way the ATM has done for banking.
Today, the company’s over 100 employees serve over 2000 self storage locations across North America and Internationally. "When we started OpenTech we wanted to work in an environment of high integrity, with people we liked, doing things we believed in. Our mission is simple; make self storage more convenient, so more people will use it. We have heard that 9% of Americans use self storage; our goal is to push that percentage into the teens," said OpenTech President and CEO Robert Chiti. "The self storage community has been very good to us. For the past 10 years we have had the benefit of learning from the top minds in the business; with their guidance and our employees' dedication to doing it right, we have built a solid foundation for our business which has put us in a great position for another decade of growth."
"When you think about who is responsible for a company being successful, you typically think of an ecosystem of employees, customers and partners. OpenTech is no different; all those people deserve our gratitude. However, we feel the vendor community has also played a big role in our success. They have embraced us, given us creditability thru their support and most of all have become personal friends. Without the help and support of our peers we would not be here. It is wonderful group of people and they make being in self storage a fun journey," added Chiti.
Rather than look backwards, OpenTech is looking forward to the next ten years with a strategy to grow their business thru internally developed solutions, partnerships and acquisitions. Whether it’s a garage, basement, or a home office, many great businesses have humble beginnings. As OpenTech has shown, it’s not about where you start the race; it is how you play the game that matters most.
About OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
About OpenTech Alliance, Inc.: A pioneer in self storage automation, OpenTech Alliance is the leading developer of innovative self service solutions for the self storage industry. Their trail was blazed by offering facilities 24 hour self service automation through a complete line of INSOMNIAC™ Kiosks. Today, the innovation continues with a full range of self service rental solutions that include; Self Storage Cloud Services, INSOMNIAC Live! Call Center, INSOMNIAC Online web & mobile applications, LiveAgent! software products and the INSOMNIAC ILock system. OpenTech products and services increase revenues, reduce operating costs and improve customer convenience for self storage businesses. For more information please click OpenTechAlliance.com or call an OpenTech Business Development Manager at (602) 749-9370.
Mike Sawyer, Director of Marketing
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
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NOTE TO EDITORS: OpenTech Alliance, the OpenTech logo and INSOMNIAC are trademarks of OpenTech Alliance, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. INSOMNIAC is protected by U.S. patent number 5,946,660.
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