ASAP Rental opens new East China HQ

Mar. 14th, 2018, Kunshan – Aden, a leading SMART Integrated Facility Management solutions
provider, along with Aprolis, a leader in independent equipment rentals within Europe, celebrated
the Grand Opening of their joint venture project, the ASAP Rental Operation and Innovation Center of
Robots and Advanced Equipment Manufacturing (“ASAP Rental Operation and Innovation Center”).

ASAP Rental in proud partnership with the Government of Kunshan reaffirmed their optimistic view on
revolutionizing the manufacturing industry through targeted innovations and the use of automated
intelligence technologies. Both ASAP Rental and the government expressed their commitment in
supporting Kunshan City’s ambitions of becoming the vanguard in this technological transformation,
focusing on the development of “smart” factories. The event welcomed over 250 distinguished guests to
take part in the opening ceremonies, including Ms. Hui Li, the Vice Mayor of Kunshan Municipal
People’s Government, Mr. Benjaman de Castelnau, General Manager of Aprolis, Mr. Francois Amman,
Co-founder and Co-president of Aden, and Mr. Patrick Wozniak, Managing Director of ASAP Rental.

The opening ceremonies left all in attendance feeling a sense of accomplishment and pride in what has
so far been completed. This was perfectly summed up by Ms. Hui Li when saying, “The successful opening
of ASAP Rental Operation and Innovation Center will create another wave of momentum for local
construction and development”. Located in the town of Lujia in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, the project
is a glowing example of what is to come in 2018 and beyond. The government sentiments were equally
reciprocated by Francois Amman, the Co-Founder and Co-President of ADEN when he said, “and for us,
working with the Kunshan Government is a privilege because not only are they visionary but they are

ASAP Rental’s 3,000 square-meter multifunctional space includes a state-of-the-art business center,
showroom and maintenance facility. It will also feature a number of other functions including a
training center for the handling of advanced equipment and a warehouse for convenient access to spare
parts. The ASAP Rental Operation and Innovation Center is built upon a shared vision between the
Government of Kunshan, Aprolis and Aden to assist in the modernization of China’s industrial sector.
By introducing and showcasing a wide range of robotics leasing solutions including Automated Guided
Vehicles (AGV), ASAP Rental intelligently assists companies in inventing, manufacturing, warehousing,
safeguarding, cleaning and so much more. Leveraging its partnership with leading intelligent material
handling solutions providers such as Rocla, ASAP Rental is able to acquire the latest in robotic
technologies. The ASAP Rental Operation and Innovation center is currently focused on the following

  • Exhibiting AGV robotic systems and advanced equipment to increase business efficiency.
  • Introducing new and innovative robotic and automation solutions for safeguarding, cleaning etc.
    that help achieve optimized facility functionality and sustainable manufacturing practices.
  • Offering diversified acquisition of off-balance-sheet solutions such as long-term rentals.
  • All options include the use of highly skilled technicians to maintain and repair all equipment
    including AGV’s, monitor maintenance KPI and all fleet management systems.

Benjamin de Castelnau, General Manager of Aprolis spoke on the importance of developing within China
by saying, “China is the biggest market in the world and the technology demand is even greater than in
any other place in the world. It is a top priority for our group to leverage strong partnerships at
the local level to serve customers with high technology expectations”. Mr. Castelnau also praised
Lujia is the “shining pearl of Kunshan, that which boasts a strong industrial base as well as an
enabling climate for entrepreneurship. “

The successful opening has also proven ADEN’s ability to continually grow and create new and
innovative solutions in facility management, offering support for businesses in manufacturing to
operate in more sustainable and efficient ways. “The ASAP Rental Operation and Innovation Center is
one of the cornerstones of our evolution to become a leader in SMART Integrated Facility Management
Industry. By partnering with the best, together, we form a cluster of expertise in robotics and
digital solutions that help our customers prepare for the future,” commented Francois Amman,
Co-founder and Co-president of Aden. “We also demonstrate the value that we place on China and our
continued commitment to contributing to China’s future growth driven by innovations and industrial
upgrading. “

About Town of Lujia, Kunshan

Lujia is an exquisite and harmonious town, which covers only 35.6 sq km, the smallest among its peers
in Kunshan. However, Lujia is also an economically prosperous place, which was among the first group
of towns to build industrial parks in Kunshan. To date, it hosts over 1,000 companies with a combined
investment of USD 5 billion. Its economy is underpinned by four pillars: auto parts & components;
household goods; tools & dies; trade & logistics.

About Aprolis

Aprolis is a subsidiary of the Monnoyeur Group (turnover of 2.5 billion Euro), the exclusive importer
of Caterpillar in France for over 100 years. Experts in handling equipment for over 60 years, Aprolis
rents more than 20,000 forklifts and equipment in France, ranked among the major players in its
industry in Europe.

About Aden

With its roots in Asia, ADEN is an International Integrated Facility Management (IFM) specialist, and
is always at the forefront of the latest technology.

ADEN is a major innovator in the SMART Integrated Facility Management services industry. Founded in
1997 by French Entrepreneur Joachim Poylo, with its headquarters in Shanghai, ADEN FM has 20 years of
expertise in the Integrated Facility Management Industry, with a growing team of 26,000 employees in
25 countries around the world. The company operates in more than 70 cities in China with a global
presence in China, South-East Asia, Central Asia and Africa. Clients of all sizes from a wide range of
industries, including many listed on the Fortune 500, Forbes Global 2000, FTSE100, and CAC40, count on
ADEN for strategic outsourcing.

About ASAP Rental

Founded in 2014 by SMART facility management specialist ADEN, and harnessing Aprolis’ rental
experience in handling equipment, ASAP Rental not only manages your handling fleet, maintenance, spare
parts, and fleet reporting, but also offers a global, complete and customized solution for handling
automation through Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), enabling you to focus on your core business.