More value to energy: Eptablue at the GDO and Retail Forum for Energy & Maintenance


Epta took part in the second edition of the GDO and Retail Forum – Energy & Maintenance, organised by IRI (International Research Institute) and held in Milan. Making the most of the store, between cost saving and high performance: this was the core topic of the conference, in which William Pagani, International Sales & Marketing Director at Epta and Alvise Case, Energy Manager at Costan, were lead figures.  

The meeting offered the opportunity to illustrate how refrigeration, air-conditioning and heating systems can be integrated. In this connection the innovative EptaBlue Waterloop technology was presented to a very interested audience. This dramatic solution, in line with F-Gas regulations, provides a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions and converts existing store cabinets from remote to plug-in using plug&play connections to a water loop system to create remarkable advantages: a 43% decrease in the refrigeration system’s TEWI and a 75% reduction in the refrigerant gas charge. EptaBlue became a key topic for this round table discussion and was also referenced in the presentations of other companies specialising in components compatible with this exclusive system.

Innovation and versatility in application: this is Epta’s recipe to support retailing success; offering high performance solutions and a 100% dependable remote management service to monitor all systems, improve their performance and create savings up to 20% on energy consumption.

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Epta to sponsor the Green Retail Forum & Expo


Epta, will sponsor the fourth edition of the “Green Retail Forum & Expo” convention, scheduled for June 26th through 27th, at the Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan. This is an event in which experiences and know-how will be shared, a meeting place where relationships between the retail chain brands and the retail industry operators will be strengthened in the name of a sustainability.

With three camps, 4 workshops, 40 speakers and 60 one-to-one meetings, this two-day event asserts itself as an important strategic gathering in terms of sustainable innovation, green design and energy conservation.

For the Group, this will be an opportunity to exchange views and to present the new total glass vertical cabinet GranVista, which saves 11% energy compared to closed cabinets and 62% compared to open cabinets with night blinds. Also an opportunity to report the excellent results achieved in terms of sustainability by the Group's "E"thical model, providing a shopping experience that is more enjoyable for the consumer, more profitable for the Retailer and more respectful for the environment.

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3rd International Institute of Refrigeration International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain

3rd-25th June 2014 at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London.
Epta will be taking part in the third IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain: the conference will attract an international audience of researchers and industrialists. It will bring together those with interests in food, retail, pharmaceuticals, transport and other cold chain applications to explore the latest developments and key trends in technology.
The conference, organized by the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), an intergovernmental organization comprising over 60 countries, is a forum for exchange of scientific and industrial know-how.
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Epta is Gold Sponsor for R744, the portal of reference for CO2 systems experts worldwide


Epta is now Gold Sponsor for, the interactive platform globally recognised as the hub for R744 natural refrigerant news.

This important partnership will make it possible for Epta, as a Company specialising in cutting-edge sustainable technology, to strengthen its position in the market. For the portal, the partnership will give access to comprehensive and always up-to-date information on the use of CO2.

The website is a reference point for refrigeration industry professionals, it offers information about the use of the gas, new systems and installations, policies and standards, as well as conferences and articles dedicated to the topic.

With an online community of over 6,000 members, is a source of new business opportunities and the venue where users can compare notes on techniques, sharing best practices.

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Shop in Shop: the countdown for world exposition Milano 2015 is on


A pioneering spectacular location, ideal for presentation in cooking shows and occasional sales of regional or seasonal produce. More than just a store, it is a compact size: a Shop in Shop concept developed by Epta’s Innovation Centre, in co-operation with the Politecnico di Milano.

Conceived for Expo 2015, it was among the central developments in the Milan Design Week 2014 and especially the “Design and designing new HoReCa spaces ” event held on April 11th at the UNA Hotel's Mix Lounge. This refrigerated temporary store is a mobile display space including refrigerated counters and organised around a centre tree-shaped element made of wood and cardboard. Featuring a demo area, a floating floor and an area for serve-over or self-serve sales, Shop in Shop is environmentally friendly: all the materials used to cover the tasting area are recycled or completely natural.

It is modular, 100% customisable, and can easily be converted into an eco food store, to fully set off direct sales: “from the producer to the consumer”, well beyond the boundaries of the supermarket concept. Food, sustainability, research and development are at the centre of the focus for this new format, as well as key concepts behind Expo 2015. “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life”: a principle that has become a part of our world and that will guide us, from now on, to the Universal Exposition. The countdown is on!

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