The data related to the Erion 2020 Sustainability Report for Epta, dedicated to WEEE management (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) has been published.

The Group is a member of Consorzio Erion to comply with Leg. Dec. 118/2020 of 3 September 2020, which implements two of the EU Directives part of the “Circular Economy package”. An initiative that confirms the sustainable commitment of Epta and its desire to become spokesperson for a green future, founded on the principles of the circular economy. Epta, to respond with tangible actions to the principles that regulate the Extended Responsibility of Producer (ERP), promotes the reduction of waste, the recovery of end-of-life solutions and their re-insertion into the production process, through recycling of the materials. The activities implemented include the collection and handling of WEEE by Erion, on behalf of Epta.

The Report highlights three indicators: nominal quantity of Household WEEE managed, namely 463,106 Kg. The Carbon footprint avoided, equal to 9,764 tt CO2eq, which correspond to 3001 less cars that travel 20,000 km in one year. Finally, the recycled raw materials, for a total of 399t, equal to the weight of 1 freccia rossa high-speed train.

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Epta renews its participation as Gold Sponsor at ATMO Europe Summit, which will be held online on 28 and 29 September. Dedicated to specialists of the HVACR sector, the two-day event is an essential appointment to investigate the most recent innovations of the natural refrigerant systems with more than 500 experts from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It will also be the opportunity to share market prospects, new regulations and successful case studies.

Worthy of note, for example, is the collaboration project illustrated by Davide Bargero, Marketing Manager F&B of Epta Refrigeration during a speech on the theme, “The road to carbon neutrality in the Food&Beverage sector. Thanks to a long-standing partnership, founded on the sharing of sustainability values and the commitment towards a responsible approach, Iarp and a famous player of the beverage sector contribute to the development of the market of plug-in cabinets.

Countless technical and technological innovations already introduced since 2009, have paved the way for a sustainable revolution in the Food & Bev sector. One of the most impressive has been the use of R290 propane as natural refrigerant and the increasingly high-performance Embraco compressors. Thanks to these developments, the solutions have recorded higher levels of reliability and efficiency over the years and a 52% reduction in the carbon footprint compared to the 2007 models. Furthermore, the excellent performance of the plug-in cabinets produced by Iarp for its Client are coupled with an increased Total Display Area and an enhanced internal volume, to increase the number of products on display and sales opportunities for the celebrated drink. 

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Epta announces the acquisition of Sociedad Ingeniería y Mantención VPP Limitada, one of the market leaders in Chile, specialised in the engineering, installation and maintenance of refrigeration systems in retail, rental and sale of refrigerated cabinets and spare parts. The operation will allow Epta to consolidate its position in the country where it has been active since 2013 with Epta Chile SpA through the acquisition of Portanuova.

The agreement falls within the internationalisation strategy of the Group, namely to expand its direct presence with technical and commercial branches, to offer Clients turn-key installations and strong after sales service support. The committment of the Group coincides with the VPP mission, which aims at being recognised as the best company in the country for services dedicated to the world of commercial refrigeration. Founded in 2008, it works with four branches in the main Chilean regions and boasts partnerships with leading local and international chains. The true added value of the Company is its team of over 100 technicians.

We are proud to welcome VPP into the Group. An operation strongly desired by both sides, thanks to sharing the same principles such as, for example, focus on the Client and development of collaborators’ talents.” declares Fernando Galante, General Manager of Epta Latam who continues “The project will pool together our excellence, for an unequalled integrated system. The technologically advanced and sustainable solutions of our brands can now be combined with a first in class assistance to Retailers, provided by an operator as well-established as VPP on the territory”. “After years of presence in the Chilean market focusing on giving our customers a turnkey solution and direct attention that nurtures long-term relationships, this acquisition allows us to provide them with a 360° servicedeclares Marcelo Cataldo, General Manager Epta Chile and Peru.

Victor Peña, CEO of VPP comments “The intense competition that characterises large-scale distribution in Chile is increasingly legitimising the interest for an all-round service, in order to accompany the Client from design to installation, to after-sales. To become part of a Group like Epta, which distinguishes itself for its innovative strength, is an important competitive advantage for us, to consolidate our presence in the market and continuosly improve our skills”.

The closing shall be valid from July 29th.



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A new green heart beats in Val Visdende thanks to Epta


Thanks to the commitment of Epta Group, Val Visdende will return to its maximum splendour through a regional reforesting project, which envisages an investment of 100 thousand euro and is dedicated to one of the areas hardest hit by the Vaia storm in 2018. This initiative strengthens the close connection between Epta and the area, in the interest of protecting the environment and attention to community well-being.


Driven by the desire to take care of the social, economic and cultural fabric of the area, Epta promotes numerous programmes. For example, since 2018 Epta has collaborated with Treedom for the creation of a small business wood. A commitment which is renewed three years later with the plan illustrated during the presentation held in Belluno presided over by the regional councillor for the environment Gianpaolo Bottacin, with the participation of Mariarserena Nocivelli, member of the BoD of Epta, Alberto Grandini, Epta Sustainability Manager and Gianmaria Sommavilla, director of the Forest Organisational Unit. 18,000 trees will be made available by the Veneto region, which will be planted and cared for by local workers hired by the Consorzio delle Quattro Regole di San Pietro, owner of the area and represented by the President Orazio Cesco Cimavilla. Epta will inaugurate the works during the planting event, to bear symbolic witness to the desire of the company to protect and restore life to the valleys that have welcomed it.


Sustainability and social responsibility are themes that have always been at the centre of Epta’s philosophy,” states Mariaserena Nocivelli. “For the reforestation of Val Visdende, we were driven by the moral imperative of helping an area which we live every day. We share the same principles of Consorzio delle Quattro Regole di San Pietro and the Institutions, namely environmental preservation, resilience, and attention to the family as a community. I am certain that this shared commitment will lead to the rebirth desired by all”.

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Epta obtains the legality rating from the Antitrust Authority


Epta has recently been awarded the Legality Rating, an attestation introduced in 2012 by AGCM, the Antitrust Authority, to promote principles of ethical conduct in Italian businesses, in the implementation of the law converting decree-law n°.29 of 24 March 2012.

The Rating grants a recognition, measured in “stars”, a maximum of three, based on the level of proper business management. The first is achieved by companies that respect all the regulatory requirements and the subsequent levels are achieved by those that besides legal obligations, promote virtuous and socially responsible actions and projects. To bear witness to the commitment of the Gruppo in these areas, AGCM has awarded Epta ★★++.

The rating provides numerous advantages in relations with Public Administration bodies and Credit Institutes. These benefits are joined by positive effects on the reputational level. The Rating confirms the financial solidity and reliability of Epta towards its customers, partners and suppliers, as well as its attention to the ESG criteria (Environmental, Social and Governance).


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Epta sponsor of World Refrigeration Day 2021, with the Life-C4R project


Epta, with the Life-C4R - Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration project is a sponsor of World Refrigeration Day 2021. Scheduled from 21 June to 4 July, the event will celebrate the key players and technologies of the sector and raise awareness among the public to the central role that refrigeration and conditioning play in modern society.

More than 15 million people are employed worldwide in the refrigeration segment. To enhance their profession and inspire young people to embark on a career in the HVACR world, the theme chosen for this year’s World Refrigeration Day is “Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World”. This principle is shared by Epta which promotes the importance of students and young professionals in the refrigeration world, with numerous initiatives and scholarships. Supporting the training of new generations so that they achieve a high level of preparation in a growing professional area, will allow them to respond effectively to the challenges imposed by continuous technological progress and by European and international regulations, increasing the success of the sector.

The event will also be an opportunity for Epta to spread awareness on the efficiency and performance of natural refrigeration systems, with the commitment and talent of the professionals in this sector opening the road to green refrigeration of the future. A tangible example of this is the Life-C4R Project digital conference, scheduled for 1 July. This is a chance to gain in-depth knowledge on the technological innovations introduced by this project, which has been co-financed by the European Union, and presents an opportunity to discuss lessons learned and all the advantages of FTE 2.0 and ETE technologies. The goal is to demonstrate, based on the results of their application in the field, that it is possible to completely replace the traditional synthetic refrigerants HCFC and HFC with a natural refrigerant such as CO2, from the minimum GWP.

To register for the event, click on the link below:

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Epta has been entered once again into the ADI Design Index, the annual ADI publication, Association for Industrial Design, which presents a selection of the best projects portraying the typical value and quality of Made in Italy. The Epta Group boasts the Corner Shop-in-Shop which is in association with Electrolux in the ADI Design Index 2018, has now been chosen for the traditional Velvet by Costan / Shape by Bonnet Névé cabinet, included in the Food Design section of the ADI Design Index 2020.


Velvet / Shape, part of the OutFit by Costan / Mozaïk by Bonnet Névé family, is designed to emphasise the assortment and quality of the fresh and highly perishable serve over products in every type of store, from hypermarkets to convenience stores. With 480 possible combinations between superstructures, aesthetics and Velvet / Shape models it has creative versatility and is able to shape the character of each store so that it is unique and recognisable, though still remaining within the scope of solutions designed on a large scale.


The exhibition dedicated to the winning projects will commence on 3 June in Milan, at the new ADI Design Museum – Compasso d’oro. Thanks to the recognition achieved within the ADI Design Index, Velvet by Costan / Shape by Bonnet Névé will have the opportunity to participate in the Compasso d’Oro ADI, the oldest and most recognised world design award, and at the National Award for Innovation, sponsored by the Presidency of the Italian Republic.


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Epta is selected as one of Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021 within the scope of the study conducted by the Financial Times and by the analysis firm Statista, which also recently awarded the Gruppo Sustainability Leader 2021 in Italy. The classification of Europe’s Climate Leaders was set up to enhance European businesses that have made the greatest progress in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2019 compared to revenues and Epta was among the 10 Italian companies to have obtained the recognition.

4,000 independent companies based in Europe and with revenues above 40 million euro in 2019 were considered. The classification is determined by the compound annual reduction rate of emission intensity (scope 1 and 2).

The recognition as Europe Climate Leader confirms the solidity of the responsible development plan carried forward by the Group and described in its new Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The challenge welcomed by Epta in promoting environmental sustainability is found in every aspect of business life. Firstly, it involves the study and realisation of low impact HFC free products according to the principles of the Circular Economy that merge aesthetics, performance and respect for the environment, to contribute to reducing the emissions of Clients in the Retail, Ho.Re.Ca. and Food&Bev. sectors. Furthermore, the desire to achieve the highest standards is also carried forward inside the production sites, as shown by the constant introduction of technological improvements to lower the KOE (Kilogrammes of Oil Equivalent)/product and by the photovoltaic systems recently installed at the site of Solesino and Casale Monferrato in Northern Italy.

Finally, Epta is committed to promoting virtuous initiatives, such as the three-year project LIFE C4R – Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration, co-financed by the European Union or the recent agreement with Air France-KLM in favour of the development of biofuel for air transport, with the goal of lowering CO2 emissions.

Read the article on Financial Times

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