Epta to sponsor Retail Energy 2015: design has never been this green


Epta welcomes you to the third edition of Retail Energy, a one-day event organised by the International Research Institute, to be held on May 27th at Atahotels Expofiera in Milan, Italy. This event will focus on energy conservation and the design of retail store layouts. It will be an unmissable opportunity for engineering departments, energy managers and decision makers in the Retail & Food industry to compare notes.
Epta will make two contributions, one on Refrigeration & Climate Control, the other on Retail outlet layout. For the first Maurizio Orlandi, Epta Innovation Centre Manager will join the workshop dedicated to food refrigeration systems and HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning). Then William Pagani, Group Marketing Director and Giorgio De Ponti, Designer at Epta Innovation Centre will exemplify “How to confront the challenges of in-store display" providing insight into one of the Group's success cases, Impact: this award-winning cabinet, which received the Janus de L’industrie 2014 in France, combines the sophistication of a contemporary style with top environmental sustainability and ease of use.

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Epta collaborates with Masterchef: Epta’s Costan, Eurocryor and Misa brands in the cooking talent show spotlight


Costan, Eurocryor and Misa hold a leading role in the fourth season of MasterChef Italia. This strategic partnership combines technological and culinary excellence, to support the quality of the dishes created by the aspiring chefs.       

This show is all about creating cooking masterpieces using recipes that only the most expert cooks can tackle, now sustained by the best food preservation solutions offered by Costan, Eurocryor and Misa.

Costan, always synonymous with top quality and efficient solutions, is a real star just like the chefs, because of its numerous certifications, especially Eurovent.  
Style, design and display versatility are, on the other hand, features that single out Eurocryor and its range of serve-over refrigerated counters. These are modern and stylish cabinets incorporating innovative technology.
In turn Misa guarantees the quality of ingredients while preserving their organoleptic properties, therefore not only the aesthetics of form but also perfect efficiency. A star in the HoReCa business, Misa specialises in the production of commercial cold rooms and has earned a reputation synonymous with food safety.

“This partnership with MasterChef Italia makes us even prouder of our solutions. Highest quality and display elegance are for us essential assets, factors that rank us among the most important actors in Commercial Refrigeration for the Retail and Ho.re.Ca industries worldwide. Excellence in excellence: this is what true technology is about, to serve the great Italian art of cooking”, in the words of William Pagani, International Sales & Marketing Director at Epta.

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The installation of an EptaBlue system and Costan-branded refrigerated cabinets  Lion, Rossini RDA, Elephant and Galileo, has recently been completed in the Despar store at Via Montello 44,  Treviso, Italy. It is a neighbourhood supermarket covering 400 m², perfect for the daily purchase of fresh and super fresh groceries, in an atmosphere that recalls the typical shops of old.

The DESPAR consortium has a continuously expanding sales area of 775,000 m² in Italy and a retail turnover of 3.5 billion Euros. Its main focus is on guaranteeing top product quality, thereby proactively contributing to the development and protection of the region, along with its environment. Respect for these values encouraged Despar Italy to choose Costan as its partner for the purposes of restyling the Treviso store.

To meet the requirements of the client for a system working on water-condensation and suitable for small stores to replace the existing equipment, Costan decided to supply EptaBlue Waterloop: a system that converts any cabinet from remote refrigeration to plug-in, easy to install thanks to plug&play connections and a closed water circuit. The major plusses of this solution are: a reduction in energy consumption of up to 25%, increased refrigeration efficiency, a 40% improvement in TEWI and a 75% reduction in the refrigerant gas charge and water consumption, with a ROI of 8 months. Lastly, Despar also opted for Epta remote surveillance service, available 24/7 and for the relevant cabinet maintenance service, which guarantees superior service continuity over time.

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Simple. Easy. Fast: these are the concepts that characterise Bennet's new position in the market and which inspired Costan in planning and installing the new Rossini Design refrigerated cabinets, i.e. fully customised equipment to revolutionise the fresh food department of the new Colle Umberto hypermarket, in the Province of Treviso, Italy.
Streamlined style, creative design, complete display consistency. Rossini Design's modular quality, flat glass and steel features have made it possible to use one cabinet type to display all kinds of food products: bread, fish, sausages, cold cuts and even meat, while ensuring a striking overall appearance. The high aesthetic appeal of Rossini Design perfectly matches the projects sustainable credentials: these cabinets are part of a broader project including a pumped CO2 system that makes it possible for the entire building to achieve a Class A energy rating. Aesthetics meets technology, to ensure spectacular food freshness while fully respecting the environment.
The supply is completed by: total glass GranVista multideck, whose distinctive features are sensational design and energy efficiency; Elephant and Tortuga for frozen products; Keplero, for centre and promotional areas.

With complementary design, ease of product access and purchasing: in line with the new format, Rossini Design thus enhances the Fresh Food Department, i.e. one of the strengths of the new Bennet shopping path, created to put emphasis on the chain's specialties and to increase brand loyalty.

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Eurocryor will be on stage at the 14th edition of Tecno&Food, to be held in Padua, Italy, from November 30th through December 3rd. With over 20,000 visitors this biannual trade fair is the most important event in North-east Italy for Ho.Re.Ca. professionals. It represents an important opportunity to share and compare notes on best practices e and market trends with the industry's experts and opinion leaders.

Eurocryor will be in the Tecno area, which is devoted to innovation and equipment for the industry. The company will present Dynamic System, a revolutionary technology designed specifically to boost sales of high-margin products like meat.

This trade fair will host a number of events and meetings, aimed at promoting Italian know-how, an area in which Eurocryor holds a leading role among the great names that have turned excellence into a hallmark of the "Made in Italy" brand.

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Epta will be a Gold Sponsor at the sixth edition of ATMOsphere Europe 2015. This event, a meeting place for opinion leaders and experts in the HVAC&R industry (Heat Ventilation Air conditioning Cooling & Refrigeration), will be held in Bruxelles on March 16th to 17th. It is the place where the latest technological news in terms of natural refrigerants, market trends and reference standards are shared and discussed.

This is a challenge but also an opportunity for the guest speakers, who will be called to present their successes in the European market, through projects selected  for their innovational content and the expertise developed in the field on the use of natural refrigerant like CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons, air and/or water.

Sustainability, originality and measurability: these are the criteria used in project selection. Preferred projects will be endorsed by the results of tests performed on actual installations and will contain best practice tips for future applications. Also, preferred case histories will be those providing data about the effect of refrigerants on the systems' Coefficient of Performance (COP) compared to traditional set-ups as well as energy cost, planning, implementation and life cycle data. Special focus will be given to examples located in Southern Europe, a warmer region presenting interesting challenges.

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Epta takes up the social challenge and opens its own Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Youtube channels: the desire to be more transparent and sharing motivated the Group to extend its communications into Social Media. The aim is to use quality contents to create engagement in the users and to offer inspiration for interesting interaction between clients and stakeholders.  

Numerous and varied posts are published. Among them the important weekly #eptaroundtheworld appointment, a selection of the most important installations by the group's brands around the world. Appealing tutorials, international  awards, tips and the foremost features in the Italian and foreign press definitely add value to the Epta brand online, in line with the Eptology philosophy: the Epta Way Up and its four Evidences, is the fil rouge of the social contents and will contribute to a more effective representation of the Group and brand's strength.

The goals of the project are, on the one hand, to support the company in boosting its position as a leading opinion maker in the industry; on the other hand, to further strengthen its brand reputation online, through ethical and sustainable communication so social networks become one more source of traffic for the corporate site and for the various brands.

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The appointment with Costan, Eurocryor, Misa and Iarp's excellence is at Gulfood 2015, one of the most important International trade fairs for the catering and hospitality business, to be held in Dubai, from February 8th through 12th, 2015. The focus of the event as scheduled is on sharing the latest Ho.Re.Ca trends.
An excellent showcase for these Epta brands: Costan will present its latest solutions created to join the elegance of contemporary style with the highest energy saving. Eurocryor will present brand-new high-end serve-over refrigerated counters designed to customise prestige stores. Misa will show its range of cold rooms providing unsurpassed food safety and preservation. Then Iarp will demonstrate how its expertise in plug-in cabinets can bring together the three basic factors: innovation, design and quality.

With more than 4,500 exhibitors, 82,000 visitors from 170 countries and an exhibition area covering 114,000 m² and 110 pavilions, the event will be staged in the city known as one of the 10 greatest port trade centres in the world, the Dubai World Trade Center, a venue with over 30 years of experience in managing world-scale events.

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Together Edeka Schubert and Epta have written a new chapter in their long-standing co-operation which began in 2005. A leader in its region, when the German chain opened their sixth point of sale in the Rostock area, they decided to do it in style: creating an extremely energy-efficient store with an exclusive design.

In this innovational point of sale covering an area of 1200 m2, Bistrot and Gemini Kristal by Eurocryor - suitable for the display of meat, sausages, sushi and pre-packed fish - stand out, as well as Proxima and Viseo ECO4 cabinets by Bonnet Névé. The latter are positive-temperature multidecks with double-glazed doors developed to provide high thermal insulation and low energy consumption. The light structure of these cabinets ensures an excellent display ratio and a streamlined and minimalist design. The installation is completed by other items from the Cosmos 3 ECO low-temperature line, also branded Bonnet Névé, which provide excellent frozen food preservation.

Choosing energy efficiency has never been this easy: LED lighting on cabinets and Epta's transcritical CO2 refrigeration system installed with a system to reclaim excess heat, improve the store's eco-sustainable features while fully complying with UE emissions standards.

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On August 29th,  2014, in Paris, the closing event of the FRISBEE research project was held.

FRISBEE (Food Refrigeration Innovations for Safety, consumers’ Benefit, Environmental impact and Energy optimisation along the cold chain in Europe) is a four-year European research project, focusing on innovation for the refrigeration industry. The foremost goal of this program is to develop solutions to reduce energy consumption while guaranteeing the utmost food quality and safety.

In this context, and as a FRISBEE partner, Epta presented the world's first prototype of a Superchilling cabinet for the Food Retail and Catering business, a process that of extends the shelf life of fresh products, keeping their nutritional and organoleptic properties intact.

Finally, many other solutions were presented, the work of the 25 operators that participated in the project from 12 companies, 11 Research Centres and Universities and 2 NGOs. Among the most interesting first-time proposals from the workgroup that Epta belongs to include QEEAT , a software which can provide Energy consumption and GWI index predicting estimates for individual cold chains. Also a magnetic refrigerator prototype for household applications.

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