Pest control leader opens second franchise in China
Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today
that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established an
international franchise in Hainan Island in the People’s Republic of China. This
marks the company’s 20th international franchise worldwide.
“We are pleased that we have established our second franchise in China,” said Tom
Luczynski, Orkin vice president of U.S. and international development and franchising
and technical support. “Hainan Island, China’s second largest island, is recognized
for its tropical rainforests and beautiful beaches, making it a popular holiday
destination. The tropical wet, warm weather in Hainan Island also creates unique
pest control situations and challenges, so our customers there will benefit from
Orkin’s long history of service.”
Orkin Hainan Island will offer commercial pest control, focusing mainly on the vast
hospitality sector located there. The principal franchise owner, Wu Wentao, is also
the owner of pharmaceutical companies. His franchise partners are Wen Changyun,
Li Yuanzhou and Zhu Rouyu. Mr. Wu’s wife, Wu Wenping, will be the managing director
of the franchise operation.
Franchise employees have already travelled to Atlanta, Orkin’s U.S. headquarters,
for initial training at the company’s award-winning training center.
Orkin established its first China franchise in Shanghai in March 2011.