Press Releases

27 March, 2024

Automated Announces 2023 Annual Results
— Half a Century of Outstanding Development
— Sector Focus Development, Expansion of Bay Area Headquarters
— Unified For Success

4 March, 2024

HKIIT and ASL Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Jointly Nurture IT Talent
— Collaboration to Strengthen IT Talent Pool in Greater Bay Area

Novemvber 14, 2023

ASL’s 50th Anniversary
Uphold Righteousness, Innovate, and Strive for Excellence

— Half a Century of Outstanding Development
— ASL is Leading the Market and Embarking on a New Journey

August 23, 2023

Automated Announces 2023 Interim Results
— Inauguration of Bay Area Headquarters, Sector Focus Development
— 50th Anniversary Celebration, Inheritance of the Spirit, A Legacy of Perseverance

August 8, 2023

Hong Kong tech firm, ASL, accelerates growth in fintech arena with Finastra
— ASL boosts services offering in Hong Kong and Macau with exclusive partnership to offer Kondor treasury solution in managed service model

March 29, 2023

Automated Announces 2022 Annual Results
— Industry Focused, Continuous Innovation
— PAAS Model Drives DecSecOps Service Integration
— The Group’s Core Business Performance Reaches a Ten-Year High

September 28, 2022

ASL and Finastra Ink Partnership for Combined Treasury Software and DevSecOps Offering in Hong Kong and Macau
— Partnership will enable ASL to offer Finastra’s Kondor solution as part of a comprehensive unified service to financial institutions

August 24, 2022

Automated Announces 2022 Interim Results
— Growth Recorded in the Core Business of the Group’s Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and Orders Newly Secured
— Group Performance Remains Solid Under the Haze of the Pandemic
— “ASL Marketplace” A Cloud-Based Comprehensive Online Platform Launches New “as-a-Service” Products
— Introduced Industry Specific Partner Specialized in Financial Sector

March 31, 2022

 Automated Announces 2021 Annual Results
— Demonstrating the Group’s Solid Business Foundation in Face of Adversity
— Core Businesses Outperformed Last Year
— Revenue Up 3.1% to HK$2,049.6 Million
— Adjusted EBITDA Up 16.1% to HK$110.6 Million
— Orders Newly Secured Up 17.4% to HK$2,266.2 Million Reaches a New High in the Past 3 Years
— DevSecOps and Cloud-native as-a-Service New Business Model Take Off
— Sets Up Headquarters in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
— Invests in Offshore Talent Pool and SOC in the Greater Bay Area

December 16, 2021

 ASL Successfully Held “ASL Innovation 2021” Webinar
— Promoting the Newly-launched Comprehensive Cloud Platform – ASL Marketplace
— Enhancing an Innovative Brand Image
— Holistically Satisfying Customers’ Digital Transformation Needs with One-stop Cloud Native as a Service

August 25, 2021

Automated Announces 2021 Interim Results
— Adjusted EBITDA of Core Businesses up 28.5%
— Propose a Special Dividend of Approximately HK$200 Million
— Demonstrating the Group’s Solid Business Foundation
— Partial Disposal of GDH Shares to Cash Out Approximately US$68.7 Million for Asia Pacific Business Development
— Investing in Cloud-native as-a-Service New Business, Offshore Delivery Excellence Center and SOC in the Greater Bay Area Layout

April 1, 2021

Automated Announces 2020 Annual Results
— Asia Pacific Business Remains Stable – Revenue up 4.5% to HK$1,988.8 Million
— U.S. & Europe Business Records One-off Gain of HK$832.4 Million
— The Group’s Total Net Profit Increases 753.5% to HK$856.1 Million
— Basic Earnings Per Share Soars 795.0% to 103.37 HK Cents
— New Business, New Market Positioning – Launches as-a-Service via DevSecOps to Assist Enterprise in Digital Transformation

December 15, 2020

Grid Dynamics The U.S. And Europe Business of ASL Successfully Acquired Europe-based Daxx After Listed on Nasdaq Speeds Up Business Expansion to Western Europe
— Enhances the Group’s Industrialization, Integration and Regionalization Capabilities
— Seizes Promising Business Opportunities in Enterprise-level Digital Transformation

August 26, 2020

Automated Announces 2020 Interim Results
— Asia Pacific Business Remains Stable – Revenue up 9.6% to HK$1,011.0 Million
— U.S. & Europe Business Records One-off gain Reaches HK$772.3 Million – Revenue from IT Customers up 52%
— The Group’s Profit for the Period Surges 16.5 times to HK$761.0 Million
— The New Normal Leads to Digital Transformation, Marking a New Era with “as-a-Service” Model

August 3, 2020

CTM and Automated Jointly Launch the Security Operation Center SOC² — Safeguarding Customers Information Comprehensively

May 18, 2020

Automated Inaugurated its First Unified Operation Center in the Asia Pacific Region — Assisting Global Customers with Digital Transformation in the Form of an “As-a-Service” New Business Model

March 25, 2020

Automated Announces 2019 Annual Results —  Revenue up 20.7% to HK$2,828.8 Million – Gross Profit up 14.5% to HK$564.1 Million – Total Net Profit up 18.9% to HK$100.3 Million – Actively Expands “as-a-Service” Business Model, Supports Global Customers in Advancing Business Transformation

March 8, 2020

Grid Dynamics, the U.S. and Europe Business of ASL, Successfully Listed on NASDAQ

November 13, 2019

ASL Intends to Spin Off U.S. Business With A Valuation Of Approximately HK$3 Billion Listed On Nasdaq — Demonstrate the Outstanding Capital Operating Capability – Represent an Important Step Forward in Implementing the Group’s Regional Development Strategy

August 28, 2019

Automated Announces 2019 Interim Results — Actively Expands New Technology Business, Continues to Leverage Edge in Global Delivery – Revenue up 20.8% to HK$1,353.0 Million – Gross Profit up 16.6% to HK$270.7 Million – Total Net Profit HK$43.6 Million

April 11, 2019

ASL Launches Its First “Hong Kong-Macau-Taiwan Solution Tour” – Joins Hands With Alibaba Cloud & The First Stop Of Forum Held Successfully In Macau — Foster Macau’s Smart City Development with its with Leading-edge Cloud Computing and Security Technology – Further Reinforces ASL’s Brand Image of “Leading Player in Hong Kong, Provider of Global Delivery”

March 20, 2019

Automated Announces 2018 Annual Results — Three Core Engines – Solution, Security and Managed Service Businesses Drive – Gross Profit up 43.1% to HK$492.6 Million – Net Profit up 60.4% to HK$84.3 Million – Revenue up 22.3% to HK$2,344.5 Million

August 15, 2018

Automated Announces 2018 Interim Results – Net Profit up 185.3% to HK$51.5 Million – Gross Profit up 55.2% to HK$232.3 Million – Revenue up 20.2% to HK$1,120.1 Million — Capitalize on Local Support & Global Delivery Edge – Seize Global Business Opportunity of Cloud & Digital Transformation

May 16, 2018

The 1st Anniversary of Successful Acquisition of U.S. Cloud Services Company – Grid Dynamics — Lay a solid foundation for international business management and demonstrate strong overseas development capability

May 02, 2018

Alibaba Cloud and ASL Form Strategic Partnership to Further Develop the Cloud Market in Hong Kong and Macau — Joint initiatives range from innovative industry and cloud security solutions to sales and marketing collaboration

March 28, 2018

Automated Announces 2017 Annual Results – Gross Profit up 106.5% to HK$344.2 Million – Net Profit up 82.6% to HK$52.6 Million – Revenue up 26.0% to HK$1,917.5 Million — Speeds Up Globalization Footprint – To Consolidate Position as a Trustworthy and Professional Global IT Partner

August 24, 2017

Automated Announces 2017 Interim Results — Innovation Journey on Solid Foundation – Captures Opportunities for Global Expansion

May 18, 2017

ASL Celebrates Its 20th Listing Anniversary and Successful Acquisition of Grid Dynamics — Provides Global Services as a Professional IT Service Partner Firmly Rooted in Hong Kong

April 7, 2017

ASL Successfully Acquires U.S. Cloud Services Company – Grid Dynamics — Greatly Strengthens Next Generation One-stop IT Services Capability – Expands Business Globally – Accelerates Customers Grasping Digital Transformation Business Opportunity

March 21, 2017

Automated Announces 2016 Annual Results — Capitalizes on the Competitive Edges of One-stop Managed Services — Captures Business Growth by Grasping New Opportunities

August 26, 2016

ASL Collaborates with Ueee to Build R&D Center in Southern China — Further Consolidates Technology Resources — Optimises Business Strategies across Industries in Greater China Region

August 25, 2016

ASL Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

August 17, 2016

Automated Announces 2016 Interim Results — Continues to Enhance IT Infrastructure — Optimizes Customers’ Operation through Innovations — Grasps Emerging Opportunities Arising from the Regional IT Trends

July 29, 2016

ASL Announces The Opening Of Its New Service Center — Provides 24-Hour Year-Round Services Supported by Robust IT Infrastructure — Delivers Customer Service Excellence through Enhanced Standards

April 8, 2016

ASL Announces The Opening Of ODEC In Guangzhou — Broadens Talent Pool and Bolsters Training — Reduces Delivery Cost and Improves Quality of Service — Builds a Solid Foundation for Further Expansion into the Mainland Market

March 24, 2016

Automated Announces 2015 Annual Results — Provides One-stop Innovative Integrated Information Technology Services — Helps Customers Make Agile and Innovative Businesses

August 27, 2015

Automated Announces 2015 Interim Results — Continues to Enhance IT and Security Service Offerings Proactively — Capitalises on the Significant Regional Growth Opportunities

August 12, 2015

ASL Opens Security Operation Center Plus — The 8th Zone inside Automated Center of Excellence — Provides Enhanced Managed Security Services for Clients in the Region

March 20, 2015

Automated Announces 2014 Annual Results — To Strengthen the Market Position as a Trustworthy and Professional IT Partner — Captures the Growth Momentum by 5 Focused Solutions and Services

January 9, 2015

Automated Announces the Opening of its Leading-edge Automated Center of Excellence — Collaboration with World-leading Partners and Customers in Unique IT Solutions Center to Strengthen Leading Position in Regional IT and Security Markets

August 25, 2014

Automated Announces 2014 Interim Results — Expands and Continually Innovates Infrastructure Services — Strives to Develop Best-of-breed Solutions — Secures a Leading Position in IT and Security Markets in the Region

August 1, 2014

ASL’s Associate Company i-Sprint Establishes New Center of Excellence in Zhuhai — To Foster the Market Leadership in Asia Pacific

July 23, 2014

Automated Appoints Mr. Leung Tat Kwong Simon as Chief Executive Officer — 30-year IT Veteran to Lead and Develop Future Business

March 28, 2014

Automated Announces 2013 Annual Results — Focuses on IT Solutions Business and Value-added Services — Grasps the Regional Opportunities Arising from the Prevailing IT Trends

February 13, 2014

ASL Completes First Round Strategic Investment with the Introduction of Great Ally to i-Sprint — Records One-off Sales Gain of Approximately HK$40,000,000 — Brings in Strategic Investor for i-Sprint to Strengthen Business Development

August 26, 2013

Automated Announces 2013 Interim Results — Ongoing Focus on Comprehensive IT Solutions & Services Business — Strives to Provide Customers with High Valued-added Services

August 02, 2013

ASL Celebrates its 40th Anniversary — Marks a History of Commitment to Innovation, Service Excellence and Corporate Social Responsibility

April 17, 2013

Automated Receives Numerous Prestigious Awards Over The First Four Months — Reaffirms Automated’s 40 Years’ Excellence In IT Services For Local Business And Corporate Social Responsibility

March 21, 2013

Automated Announces 2012 Annual Results — Revenue Rises 8.8% to HK$1,673.3 Million — Net Profit At HK$41.2 Million — Continues to Tap Rising Demand in Cloud Computing — Focuses on Provision of Innovative IT Solutions & Quality IT Services

March 07, 2013

Automated Supports BOCHK to Enhance Internet Banking Services with i-Sprint and Vasco Technologies

December 06, 2012

Automated Dispatches Circular Related To, Among Other Things, The Acquisition of Mocha Software — Creates Synergies and Competitive Advantage for ASL’s IT Software Solution Business Mainly in Greater China

November 22, 2012

Automated launches Hong Kong’s first SOC-based data centre service — One-stop offering delivers highly secure, cost effective and hassle-free data centre service to customers in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region

November 14, 2012

Automated Acquires Mocha Software at a consideration of HK$220,000,000 — Accelerates the Expansion of ASL’s IT Software Solution Business Mainly in Greater China

August 23, 2012

Automated Announces 2012 Interim Results — Revenue Increases 17.1% to HK$891.0 Million — Net Profit Rises by 16.8% to HK$21.9 Million — Strives to Provide Regional Customers with Valued-added & Diversified IT Services

July 6, 2012

Automated’s Outsourcing Delivery Excellence Centre Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification — Leading IT Services Provider Adopts International Standard in Delivery of High-Quality Services to Further Expand Regional Business

April 27, 2012

Automated Announces 2012 First Quarterly Results — Revenue Increases 15.3% to HK$487.2 Million with Net Profit Reaches HK$13.4 Million — Continues to Capture the Business Opportunities in Cloud Computing and Data Center Markets — Explores Fast-growing Regional Security Market

April 17, 2012

Automated Opens Security Operation Center in Hong Kong To Provide Managed Security Services — Offers One-Stop IT Security Services to Meet Regional Customers Needs

April 3, 2012

Automated Receives Caring Company Award For The Second Consecutive Year

March 16, 2012

Automated Announces 2011 Annual Results — Revenue Increased 10.4% to HK$1,537.3 Million, Net Profit Amounted to HK$44.8 Million — i-Sprint Successfully Enters Greater China Market — Strives to Expand IT Solutions & Services Business

December 14, 2011

Automated Earns ISO 20000 Certification — Leading IT Services Provider Adopts International Standard On IT Service Management For Project Delivery

November 30, 2011

 Automated Names Henry Hui as Chief Executive Officer — Announces Change in Executive Leadership

October 28, 2011

Automated Announces 2011 Third Quarterly Results — Revenue Rose 11.1% to HK$1,146.3 Million with Net Profit at HK$22.7 Million — Stronger Development in IT Security Business — Continues to Expand Solutions & Services Business in Asia Pacific Market

August 22, 2011

Automated Announces 2011 Interim Results — Revenue Rose to HK$761.1 million with Net Profit at HK$18.8 million — Successfully Introduces i-Sprint Products to Hong Kong Market — Further Strengthens Foothold in Asia Pacific Market

April 28, 2011

Automated Announces 2011 First Quarterly Results — Revenue Increased 6.2% to HK$422.5 million with Net Profit at HK$13.3 million — Further Expands the Security Solution Business in Asia Pacific with the Acquisition of i-Sprint and Continues to Promote Cross-territories Business

March 28, 2011

ASL Acquires i-Sprint to Accelerate Expansion in the Growing IT Security Products and Solutions Markets Mainly in the Asia Pacific Region

March 11, 2011

Automated Announces Annual Results for the 9 Months Ended 31 December 2010 — Revenue Increased 8.8% to HK$994.5 Million — Net Profit from Continuing Operations Rose 74.2% to HK$34.5 Million — Strives for Gaining Solution Business — Continues to Increase Presence in Greater China

January 6, 2011

ASL Relies on BMC Software Solutions To Deliver Enhanced Multi-Platform Service and Support

November 15, 2010

ASL Granted Exclusive Distributorship Of “YESKEY” Outside The PRC By Teamsun — Eyes The Growing IT Security Products And Solutions Markets In Southeast Asia

October 27, 2010

Automated Announces Interim Results For The 6 Months Ended 30 September 2010 Revenue Rose 2.5% to HK633.3 Million Profit from Continuing operations up 83.7% to HK$17.8 Million — Supply and Distributor Agreements Signed with Teamsun Enhance Efficiency and Sales Capabilities of ASL’s Existing Distribution Channels and Networks

October 20, 2010

Automated Further Expands into New Business Sector in China — Cooperates with China Southern Airlines to Develop World-Class Enterprise Content Management Solution

August 30, 2010

Automated Announces Quarterly Results For The 3 Months Period Ended 30 June 2010 Profit Before Tax up 39.7% to HK$10.8 Million Revenue up 15.4% to HK$331.4 Million with Net Profit up 9.4% to HK$8.7 Million

May 10, 2010

Crossbeam Strengthens its Footprint in China Through Strategic Partnership with ASL — ASL to Bring the Benefits of Crossbeam’s X-Series Platform to Leading Enterprises and Carriers Across Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong

April 27, 2010

Automated Announces FY10 Annual Results — Revenue at HK$1,330 Million and Net Profit Up 171.4% to HK$115.8 Million — Expands Service Coverage in Greater China with Four Customer Service Centres Opened in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou and Shenyang in Early 2010

March 18, 2010

Automated Announces FY10 Third Quarterly Results — 9-Month Revenue and Net Profit at HK$914 Million and HK$92.4 Million — Continue to Pursue Regional Expansion with Focus in Greater China

January 11, 2010

Automated Opens New Office In Shenzhen — Five Customer Service Centers In The PRC To Open This Year — Set Up Sales Team To Serve Financial Services And Insurance Sector In The Greater China