Epta has partnered up with Federazione Anima and contributed its display solutions to the set-up of the #FoodPeople exhibition, to be opened on April 22nd at Milan's Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum. This initiative is in unison with the themes of Expo 2015 and aims to explore the development of the agri-food industry, as well as the scientific and technological innovations experienced in the past 150 years.

The value of Epta's participation in the project # FoodPeople encompasses all of its significances, as it means to create a trait d’union between the refrigeration solutions of the past and more recent developments, in order to accompany the visitor in a virtual journey through the exhibition. In the area named "A tavola", a Costan refrigerated cabinet from the early '50s has actually been installed, which was donated by the Nocivelli Family to the Institution. On the other hand, the "Dentro l'Industria" section hosts the innovative EptaBlue Waterloop system.  These symbols of two different eras will enable the public to grasp the momentous social impact that this technology had back in the day and still has today, technology that has made it possible to preserve food for days, revolutionising the daily life of consumers and shopkeepers alike.

Marco Nocivelli, Managing Director of the Epta Group as well as Deputy Chairman of Federazione Anima for Financial Relations declares in this respect: “We are proud of our contribution to this interesting exhibition, which provides valuable insight into the important role that science and technology had in guaranteeing food authenticity, freshness and safety while fully respecting the environment”. "This is an astonishing, enthralling and amusing exhibit because of the topics covered, the simple language used, the images, animations and interactive games presented, which make the themes dealt with accessible to the general public. In this context our solutions become both the starting and finish point of a very exclusive "behind the scenes" experience focused on the exploration of the cold chain.”

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Epta is co-operating with Granarolo to communicate the Milk Experience in the company's booth at Expo 2015. In the experiential tour organised in this international showcase, visitors will be helped to discover milk as a creational element and to consider its  significance as the earliest source of nutrition for man. The partnership between Epta and Granarolo is founded on sustainability, innovation and quality: these are really the three stepping stones of their common vision, which perfectly matches the claim of Milan Expo “Feeding the planet, energy for life”.

a responsible attitude that Epta expresses in the concept “The Epta Way UP : preserving food value”, through technologically advanced solutions that ensure perfect preservation and display of foodstuffs while enhancing their value. The Epta Group brands Costan and Iarp have actually devised two brand new solutions to present Granarolo's latest flagship products in the Italian Pavilion, which will highlight the agri-food specialties of Italy.

William Pagani, Group Marketing Director at Epta says: “The synergy between Epta and Granarolo embodies the excellence of the Italian industry. These two companies are actively involved in a nutritional model that the world sets up as an example because of the nutritional and biological diversities it offers but also because of the rational use of natural resources, respect for the environment and the excellent product conservation it advocates.”

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See you at the National Convenience Show!


Epta and its brands George Barker and Iarp will be awaiting you at the National Convenience Show 2015, the foremost event for the Convenience-Retailing industry in Great Britain, from April 20 through 22 in Birmingham where Epta will be present on their distributor Delta’s stand (J38). This will be an important opportunity to showcase the solutions these two brands have devised for small and medium size stores, and to exchange views on new market trends with suppliers, wholesalers and retailers. This three day-event coincides with two other preeminent industry trade shows: the Farm Shop & Deli Show and the The Forecourt Show, with the participation of more than 600 brands.

Robert Grunwell, Trade marketing at George Barker says of the event: “The National Convenience Show presents an excelent platform from which we can showcase the quality of our cabinets specifically aimed at convenience stores. With George Barker and Iarp's plug-in cabinets the Group is able to effectively respond to the increasingly challenging demands of a constantly growing and evolving industry. This trade show will be the perfect opportunity to present the flexibility of George Barker's Lion Compact, Gazelle Compact and Valzer green solutions and of Iarp's Gemma, a modern and stylish positive-temperature plug-in.”

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Epta strengthens Customer Care Service in the UK


Epta is delighted to announce that its National call centre for the UK has been fully operational since March 2nd at the Ringwood offices in the South of England.  A unified call centre dedicated to all UK clients has been created: this investment will ensure greater flexibility and faster service reaction.
In order to be able to always offer the best customer service, the new centre has been planned and is run solely by a team of highly qualified Epta engineers, all of them refrigeration experts.

Gennaro Gentile – Epta After Sales Director commented: “The new Ringwood call centre is for us a major step in the direction of ever higher client satisfaction. We are very proud of the outcome: the team of Epta experts deployed is capable of offering the right solution with the utmost efficiency.”

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Costan's Limana manufacturing site, in the Province of Belluno, Italy, has received ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Integrated certification from the independent agency TÜV Austria Cert GmbH. This demonstrates the company's dilligence in tenaciously pursuing quality excellence, respect for the environment and for the community, while ensuring the highest levels of occupational health and safety.

The outstanding results of "Progetto Infortuni 0" – Zero Accidents Project – bear witness to this: 80% decrease in the rate of accidents per hour worked in 5 years (13 accidents vs. 80 per 1,000,000 hours) and a remarkable reduction in injury severity. Regarding environmental matters, the use of new green technology and more careful management of scrap material has made it possible to reclaim 90% of the waste produced in the factory. Finally, the Limana site has also achieved major performance improvements in resource conservation: energy and water consumption per cabinet produced have dropped by 30 %.

Massimo Sommacal, Director at Costan's Limana plant expresses satisfaction: “We are proud to announce that we have achieved Integrated Certification for our Quality, Environmental and Occupational Safety Management Systems. This shows our strong commitment to protect the land and our steady consideration for the well-being of our people. We are thankful to all our co-workers, whose contribution and active involvement in all stages of the manufacturing process is crucial for achieving continued improvement and innovation.”


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iMeat 2015: innovation in the butcher's shop with Eurocryor, Costan and Misa


From March 15th through 16th, Epta, with its brands Eurocryor, Costan and Misa, will hold a leading role at iMeat. This event, dedicated to the key players in the meat industry, is once again an opportunity to develop the growing importance of the butcher's shop and especially of the butcher, who is increasingly regarded as the professional who guarantees the origin and qualitty of food.

With the aim of maximizing the sale of these highly profitable and highly perishable foods, Eurocryor will present the Dynamic System. This innovative technology makes it possible to capture the consumer's attention with very unique displays that highlight the freshness and quality of the cuts so skillfully prepared by the masters of the craft. The central advantage provided by this system is superior food preservation. Dynamic system makes it possible to keep meat in the cabinet for several days without the need to move to a cold room overnight and with no loss of the products organoleptic and aesthetic qualities

Visual aspects are the first driver leading the consumer to purchase: for this reason Costan will be presenting GranVista at the event. This revolutionary total-glass multideck with full height doors and led lighting offers the perfect visibility of products needed to guide the consumer to his/her purchase.

This two-day event will also be an important showcase for Misa. Always synonymous with top hygiene and excellent product preservation, Misa will be there with one of its mini cold rooms.

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Epta was awarded a special mention for the RevUP Family by Costan and Bonnet Névé for the prestigious German Design Award 2016, organized by the German Design Council, today in its fifth edition. A jury composed of a pool of experts, coming from all over the world, has nominated the winners of the single categories, who will receive the coveted honour the 12 February in Frankfurt, during the Ambiente 2016 international fair.

The German Design Council, which is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, is a foundation with more than 200 members, including Designers, Associations and Institutions; it considers design a key factor in business development and communicates added value through exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications, in Germany and worldwide. One of the main objectives of this exclusive centre of expertise is to identify, represent and award excellence in design that stands out for its originality and aesthetic refinement: for this reason, in 2012 the German Design Award was established and has become one of the best-known and appreciated competitions in the world.

More specifically, Epta was awarded the Retail Category prize for its RevUP line of cabinets, which is capable of furnishing an entire sales outlet with a single family of products. The RevUP Technology was designed to revolutionize the latest display concepts in order to strengthen the Retailers’ business, creating a new image of the Cold segment in the consumer’s mind, with an eye to visibility, comfort, energy savings and a completely new look. Finally, the new line is the ultimate expression of “The Epta Way UP: preserving food value” concept, by which Epta is committed to ensure perfect food preservation and display, promoting its value and safety.


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Rendez-vous in Sirha 2015 with Epta Pro and Iarp


With their brands Epta and the EptaPro specialists, Epta will hold a lead role at Sirha, the most important international event for the food service and hospitality industry, scheduled for January 24th through 28th in Lyon, France (Hall 5, Stand 5D61).

This trade fair will be the opportunity for EptaPro to present exclusive offers aimed at refrigeration specialists, who will be able to have a hands-on experience with the Group’s solutions.An unmissable opportunity for Iarp too: this event will showcase Iarp’s new plug-in solutions devised for the Horeca business, products that stand out with their stylish design and unparalleled quality.

With in excess of 3000 exhibitors from 31 countries across all 5 continents, 54 pavilions and an exhibition area of 130.000 m², Sirha’s 31st edition remains a key event for the entire Horeca world, where tomorrow’s trends are unveiled.

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Epta Group is awarded the Janus de L’Industrie for the second year


2015 opens with one more success for Epta who have been awarded the prestigious Janus de L’Industrie for the second year in a row. This award honours products for their innovational design and the tangible benefits they create for end users.

In 2014 Epta amazed the jury with RevUP, the revolutionary technology applied to the cabinets GranVista Costan and SkyView Bonnet Névé and this year’s leading role goes to Impact, a new refrigerated display solution devised by Eurocryor and Epta Concept. Impact won the jury’s appreciation because of its compliance with the renowned "5 E’s" (economy, ergonomics, aesthetics, ethic and emotion), i.e. the criteria established by the jury members.

Impact is the result of close collaboration between Epta and Carrefour for the development of an unprecedented solution, capable of integrating the self-serve presentation of pre-packed perishable foods with the serve-over display of highly perishable items in one equipment possessing high aesthetic qualities and meeting the requirements of functional design.

In this respect, highly developed ergonomics is a further strength of the Impact cabinet: with cabinet height at approximately 1,30m, operator re-stocking tasks are streamlined and also consumer access is made easier.

As Christian Le Gousse, General Manager at Epta France puts it: “Having received the exclusive Janus award for the second time has made us very proud. This bears witness to Epta’s effort to create cutting-edge solutions combining a sophisticated contemporary design with highest environmental sustainability and ease of use.”

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Epta has actively partnered up with Federazione Anima, who will be present at the Italian Pavilion of Expo2015 through Confindustria's Special Project (the Italian Industrialists' Federation). This partnership is developed through three important actions aimed at promoting the Italian industry world-wide.

In the first place, the Group has contributed to the set-up of FabFood, la fabbrica del gusto italiano (the Italian flavour factory), an exhibit devoted to sustainable industrial food curated by the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci of Milan, that Confindustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, will host at Expo 2015 in Palazzo Italia.

This ten-stage journey full of exciting games and activities will be a unique experience for visitors, who will be guided to discover, explore and experience every aspect of the agri-food chain. Sounds, colours and images will assist the guests in each area of the exhibition to reflect on the global challenges of food safety & security.

Moreover, Federazione Anima shares a communication space with Epta in their new website dedicated to the Universal Exposition. This prestigious showcase will enhance the Group's brand image through content and videos; among these, the interview with William Pagani, Group Marketing Director, stands out. In this video he introduces the company and spotlights the focus of “The Epta Way Up: preserving Food Value”, the concept underlying the innovations promoted by Epta.

Lastly, a videoclip was shot in co-operation with Rai (Radio Televisione Italiana), which illustrates the highlights of Italian technology. Through the Costan brand, Epta unfolds its leading role with the equipment installed at the Italmarkt stores of Brescia and Conad of Bagnolo Mella (Province of Brescia), among which the new GranVista cabinets of the RevUP Family are noteworthy. This video, translated into eight languages, may be viewed on Rai's web channel and social media throughout the entire length of the exposition.

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