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The history of Epta. A specialist in the production of refrigerated counters, innovative products with low environmental impact

Origins and growth

History

The Epta Group was founded by visionary Italian entrepreneur, Luigi Nocivelli. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Luigi began his career in his father’s small workshop before going on to transform it into Ocean, a leading electrical appliance manufacturer.

He became CEO of Ercole Marelli in the Seventies, and it was there that he began to nurture the dream of reviving Italy’s electromechanical industry. This was followed by two decades in which he notched up a string of successes and built his home appliance empire.

His mettle and entrepreneurial flair helped him overcome the obstacles life put in his way. Proof positive of these qualities is the Epta Group (from the Greek ἐπτά, meaning “seven”), which he founded in 2003: forged around the symbolic value of his family and seven children, the Epta Group saw Luigi Nocivelli as its first Chairman.

It was a long journey which started out in a small town near Brescia in Northern Italy, but would eventually take the Epta Group around the globe.

Today the baton has been placed in the hands of the second generation. Marco Nocivelli follows in the founder’s footsteps as he guides Epta forward. Order, humility, delegation, resilience and the ability to hand over the reins: all are cornerstone values at Epta, an edifice whose solid foundations will continue to sustain its growth.

Acquisitions timeline

1986

COSTAN

Epta Italia

1987

BONNET NÉVÉ

Epta France

1996

COSTAN MARKET

Epta Argentina

1997

BKT

Epta Deutschland

1999

GEORGE BARKER

Epta UK

2008

EUROCRYOR

Epta Italia

2011

MISA

Epta Italia

2013

PORTA NUOVA

Epta Pacifico SUR

2013

IARP

Epta Italia

2014

COLD SERVICE

Epta UK

2015

KNUDSEN KØLING

Denmark

2017

KING RICHARD SHOP SYSTEM INC

Epta Philippines

2017

LIBRE

Epta Polska

2019

DAAS

Epta Romania

2019

KYSOR WARREN

Epta US and Mexico

2019

SOFRICO

New Caledonia

2019

LINUS ECO

Epta Polska

2021

VPP

Epta Chile

2021

Epta

2021

Epta Portugal

Epta Today

Today Epta is a multinational enterprise which specialises in commercial refrigeration. Globally it sustains a strong competitive lead, striking the right balance between geographical location and business lines. A lead achieved through its brands, all leaders in their respective refrigeration segments, and the coverage afforded by the 40 technical and commercial sites it owns outright.

The Group’s development plan fosters both internal and external growth. It rests on three pillars: acquiring companies which complement the Group’s core business, entering new countries, and consolidating existing partnerships.

Looking to the future

Looking to the future

At Epta we strive to enhance our customers' performance. To achieve this goal, we have to offer the most gratifying consumer experience with the lowest possible environmental impact.

Our innovative products, services and processes promote the circular economy and environmental sustainability, in line with the ground-breaking objectives of the Green Deal.

All of which translates into:

  • Investments for introducing and adopting systems that reduce the Group’s environmental impact, stimulating even greater use of renewable energy
  • Developing and implementing solutions that use natural refrigerants with a low GWP.