Epta is Gold sponsor of the 9th edition of ATMOsphere Europe

31/10/2018

Epta, a star yet again at ATMOsphere! The Group is Gold Sponsor of the 9th edition of ATMOsphere Europe which, scheduled to take place from 19 to 21 November on Lake Garda, is anticipated to be the event with the highest attendance among those organised this year by Shecco. 

A prestigious setting to engage with over 500 leaders of the HVAC&R sector, share best-practices, generate networking opportunities and elaborate upon the last provisions and standards regarding natural refrigerants in Italy and Europe, thanks to the speeches by Representatives of the European Commission, of ECOS (European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standards) of ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) and Legambiente (Italian environmental association).

Among the focal points expected at ATMOsphere Europe, particular emphasis will be given to solutions designed for hot climates. The speech by Francesco Mastrapasqua, Epta Refrigeration System Marketing Manager, envisaged for 21 November handles this topic. His presentation on the theme “CO2 FTE Transcritical system: performance and market appreciation one year after its launch” is geared to illustrating the state of the art of this CO2 transcritical system. The result of a new approach to natural refrigeration, which merges simplicity, reliability, functionality, energy saving and better performance, in any climatic condition, FTE is designed to guarantee Retailers a solution which is available on a large scale. In-depth analysis of the results and of the efficiency values recorded by the over 140 installations worldwide, from South America, to Europe, to Australia, guarantee the excellence of the system.

As further confirmation of the innovative scope of the solution, FTE has become part of the Life C4R - Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration project. This initiative, financed by the European Union, has the goal of defining new technologies and standards for natural refrigeration in the Retail sector and is contemplated in the European LIFE17 programme.

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Epta awarded at the Digital Transformation Contest of Porsche Consulting

18/10/2018

Epta came second in the Corporate category of the Digital Transformation Contest, organized by Porsche Consulting, a company which supports businesses in competitive growth. The award was established to give visibility to SMEs and Large Companies that have already embarked on the digital transformation route to become 4.0-ready.

The initiative was launched by Porsche Consulting in association with Messe Frankfurt Italia during the May 2018 edition of SPS IPC Drives Italia, as the occasion to promote a virtuous network between companies and share technological best practices, to support strategic decisions.

A prestigious award for Epta, which uses innovation and research as fundamental assets to promote growth. The Group has already embraced digital transformation in different business departments. A tangible example of this is the Innovation Centre, a department created at the headquarters in Milan and dedicated to the experimentation of new technologies, processes and materials in association with Universities, Study Centres and Technological Hubs.

The adoption of enabling technologies with a view to Industry 4.0 is of primary importance to Epta, which has recently implemented procedures to coordinate end-to-end processes that allow optimization of efficiency and costs of logistics, production, quality and maintenance, as well as tools to analyze and interpret Big Data, with the goal of conducting predictive analysis, of reports and dash predictive, analytics and dash-boarding used for various activities geared to continuous improvement.

The dematerialization and digitalization of processes is certainly at the root of the different elements that characterize Epta’s digital strategy. This transformation enables countless advantages: greater workflow efficiency, increased information security, accessibility empowered by exploiting mobile devices and lower consumption of raw materials.

For a few years now, paper product catalogues have been replaced by digital supports accessible from websites and mobile Apps, to have updated information and complete data on all the group’s brands in real time. Even in installation processes and after-sales services, growing digitalization has allowed interventions to be managed quickly, with fast searches and requests in real time through the use of a dedicated application.

the new e-commerce platform has allowed the digitalization of the spare parts catalogue of the EptaService brand and made it possible to purchase the products directly online.

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The value of social responsibility: Epta Overall Winner at Best Performance Award 2018 out of more than 500,000 companies

18/10/2018

Epta is Overall Winner at the Best Performance Awards, an annual award promoted by SDA Bocconi, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, PwC, Thomson Reuters and Gruppo 24 ORE to reward companies that set themselves apart for excellence in sustainable development. Epta, supporting this approach at its core,  has the capacity to do business and guarantee business continuity, committing itself, at the same time, to create economic, technological, human, social and environmental value.

The “Best Performance Award” honours Italian companies that make a turnover of between 25 million and 1 billion euro which reached financial indicator values, such as EBITDA Margin and revenue growth, above the industry average in the 2015-2016 period.

Out more than 500,000 companies the members of the Jury selected 380 virtuous companies, 76 finalists, awarded 5 categories and one overall winner. Epta, Best Performer Overall, has been selected for the significant results achieved, the outcome of its ongoing investments in R&D, Capex and HR. The Group has allocated 90 million euro over the last 3 years, to design eco-friendly solutions able to anticipate the technical and exhibition requirements of Clients worldwide and the transformation of its plants into "factories of the future" based on Industry 4.0. Epta also believes in the central role of people. It is implementing a pathway to improve the managerial and leadership skills of the team and  promoting projects that support local communities.

 

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An exclusive refreshment area for Retail: the corner Shop-in-Shop by Epta and Electrolux Professional in ADI Design Index 2018

15/10/2018

Epta has been included in ADI Design Index 2018, the prestigious ADI (Association for Industrial Design) publication that gathers the best Italian design products. The designs chosen by the Permanent Design Observatory was presented during an event in Milan on 15th October during Fall Design Week and, subsequently, in Rome.

The first meeting was at the Leonardo Da Vinci Science and Technology Museum of Milan and it was the opportunity to deliver the volumes published by ADI, an edition of 300+ pages that illustrates the outstanding projects selected, accompanied by technical specifications and in-depth information. This is an important event, which has grown considerably in recent years; the last edition welcomed more than 2500 visitors and more than 200 companies.

Epta was included in the ADI publication for its corner Shop in Shop developed in association with Electrolux Professional: a refreshment area, ideal for installation inside large spaces such as airports, stations and shopping centres. True example of retail in-store restaurant, the concept is in line with an important market trend, which sees food consumption outside traditional sales channels take on an increasingly central role. The area sets itself apart for a design that integrates two sections into one re-closable structure, the first dedicated to take away and the second to dine-in. The plug-in cabinets of the Iarp Cool Emotions Range complete the corner: the semi-vertical cabinet, Joy, for beverages and the vertical Glee for ice cream, beverages and, in the special Winery version with tilted decks, also for wines.

The event on 15 October was a great opportunity for Epta which, besides exhibiting a corner in miniature scale inside the dedicated exhibition, will have the opportunity to participate in the Golden Compass Award, the oldest and most authoritative design award in the world, which is intent on highlighting the value and quality of Italian products.

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FTE, selected within the EU’s LIFE17 project - A new standard in CO2 refrigeration in Europe

12/10/2018

A new achievement for Epta’s FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency System, which becomes part of the prestigious Life C4R – Carbon Retail Refrigeration project! It is an EU-funded initiative, to define new technologies and standards for natural refrigeration in Retail and contemplated in the European LIFE17 programme.

Intended to boost environmental and climate protection, LIFE 17 promotes more than 35 projects, divided into two areas, Adaptation and Mitigation. The activities feature the actions to facilitate fire prevention in the hottest zones of the Mediterranean, work to reduce coastline erosion and flooding and programmes to attenuate the effects of climate change in cities, through a more responsible management of green areas, with a consequent improvement in the healthiness of air.

FTE technology has been inserted within the Mitigation area of LIFE 17 because the EU has deemed its efficiency worthy of special attention. The over 150 systems installed worldwide bear witness to the fact that FTE significantly reduces gas emissions compared to traditional systems.

The international LIFE C4R project related to the FTE system, previewed at Chillventa, shall last 3 years and be finalized at the development of a management protocol in the technical, marketing and communications area. The strategic 2018-2021 plan includes two pilot projects in Italy and, at the same time four additional installations in Romania, Spain and eventually in Nordic Countries, to validate the results obtained in different climatic conditions and to carry out a full analysis of the lifecycle of the systems, according to LCCP standards. To conclude the path, LIFE C4R will be able to certify FTE technology as a standard industrial solution, throughout Europe, for the future of CO2 refrigeration.

Updates on the development of the project, interesting case studies and promotional materials will be available at the link carbon4retail.eu

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