THE BOX has been placed number 72 in out of 75,000 SMEs in Dubai. An outstanding feat for a company borne out of a home business, just a few years ago.

THE BOX has been placed number 72 in out of 75,000 SMEs in Dubai. An outstanding feat for a company borne out of a home business, just a few years ago.

THE BOX is now one of the leading storage facilities in UAE, providing excellent self-storage services throughout the UAE as well as internationally.

This year's competition was the most difficult in its history with a 262% increase from 2011 participation figures, and with a total turnover from applicants of AED 15,000,000,000.

After receiving the industry recognition at the award ceremony that took place at Dubai World Trade Centre, in the presence of HH Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Mr Wadih Haddad (founder and CEO of THE BOX Self Storage) said:

"This is a great testimony and reassurance of our hard work and effort being publicly recognized by the Economic Department of Dubai. We will continue our journey and fulfill our mission and like I always say - it's only the beginning! Let's keep working together closely as a team, achieve our goals and keep moving forward."

"Not bad in just eight years. It's great to be a genuine and worthy part of the country's top 100 SMEs. This year was the hardest yet in terms of competition because in this city alone there are thousands of great companies doing great things. If you look through the top 100 alone, most of their logos are instantly recognisable. Our customers have helped us become of the best growing companies in the city. Thank you." Wadih added.

More than just a ranking, the objective of Dubai SME 100 is to inspire willing and able SMEs that have the potential to be world-class enterprises, to invest in innovation and people, and to sustain growth. The ranking also serves as a tool for helping SMEs identify capability gaps for improvement.

THE BOX is a UAE-based ISO-certified self-storage company, providing nationwide personal, commercial, warehouse and vehicle storage. It also provides moving services as well as record management services. It has offices in Lebanon, Bahrain, Canada, Kuwait and Qatar and over 30 employees. It is part of the Dubai 100 SMEs.