The full Epta range for natural refrigeration, on show at SIFA

15/11/2019

Epta invites you to discover its full range for natural refrigeration at SIFA, the Interprofessional Refrigeration and its Applications Trade Show (Stand D12), in Paris from 19 to 21 November. The three-day event is a moment of exchange for all players of the supply chain, producers, OEM, design firms, installers and end users, to delve into the latest solutions and technologies in the HVACR sector and explore numerous aspects during the scheduled conferences.

Epta, among the protagonists of the event, presents itself as a partner able to respond to every need of Retailers and operators of the Ho.Re.Ca. and Food & Bev sector thanks to an all-encompassing range that goes from Bonnet Névé branded solutions to Misa coldrooms, to advanced refrigeration systems, always guaranteeing maximum sustainability.

The spotlight is on FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency in combination with the Eco2Small pack. This patented system is at the heart of the project LIFE 17 C4R – Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration co-financed by the European Union based on the Contract n°. LIFE 17 CCM/IT/000120. The plan proposes to show that it is possible to fully replace the HCFC and HFC refrigerants with transcritical CO2 at any latitude and temperature, guaranteeing numerous advantages, including 10% energy saving in the refrigeration system (compared to standard solutions) and up to 20% lower installation and maintenance costs. FTE will be the object of in-depth analysis at the stand and focus of the talk by Patrick Lissardy, Sales Manager EptaPRO at Atelier Expert, entitled “Ottimizzare i consumi energetici con un’installazione a CO2 transcritica” (Optimizing energy consumption with a CO2 transcritical installation) on 19 November at 5 pm.

Maximum sustainability, without sacrificing performance and design. On show will also be the solutions of the SkyEffect range of Bonnet Névé, including the vertical cabinet for frozen products SkyLight Integral, a plug and play cabinet with air condensation unique in its kind, ideal for installation in small supermarkets, where there is no machine room.

Worthy of note is also the vertical chilled cabinet SkyView Season, dedicated to displaying fresh fruit and vegetables, and Shape, the serve-over of the Mozaïk range which, designed to make exclusivity available on a large scale, impresses for its personalisations, extreme versatility and attention to Total Cost of Ownership.

The stand is completed by A KLC coldroom branded Misa with glass doors and the Freeblock unit, a compressor powered by natural refrigerant Propane R290 hermetically sealed and leak proof, pre-charged and tested in the factory, ready to go.

Finally, the not-to-be-missed conference “Refrigerated cabinets: trends and future” on Thursday at 2.30 pm, where Cécile Marty, Trade Marketing Manager Epta France will discuss the latest trends in the use of vertical open and closed cabinets, bringing as case study the Alleée des Fromages together with Jean Philippe Gateau, Marketing Director of Lactalis. A visual merchandising solution designed by Epta in association with Lactalis, and co-designed by ONE BY ONE to transform closed vertical self-service furnishings into development opportunities for the entire category of dairy products, proposing a more logical and legible display, which contributes to transforming the moment of purchase into a delightful moment, bolstering impulse buying.

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EPTA @EUROSHOP 2020: DISCOVER A NEW SYSTEM TO ENJOY YOUR STORE

30/10/2019

Your #Storevolution. The Epta System: this is Epta’s promise to the market, which will be previewed at Euroshop 2020, the world’s leading Retail fair which will be held in Düsseldorf from 16 to 20 February.

An evolution/revolution is underway in the Retail world, dictated by a more demanding clientele, new consumer trends and stringent international legislation, which is continuously updated. In a scenario which is changing at an ever-increasing pace, Epta, leader in the refrigeration world, in virtue of a global approach, works alongside Retailers in tackling the changes in the technological and legislative area, in addition to the challenges in proposing increasingly more attractive set-ups, merged with performance and excellent services.

To experience the store in its most evolved version the answer is Epta System, the winning combination of comprehensive solutions and advanced services, offered by specialist teams which work to leave an even more distinctive mark and transform the stores into an authentic destination for consumers.

Thanks to brand synergy, the Group offers the widest range of systems and technologies for refrigeration in the Large-Scale Retail, Ho.Re.Ca and Food & Beverage sectors. Furthermore, thanks to the contribution of teams of professionals, it is able to work alongside the Client at every phase of the project, from the conception of appealing spaces which give dynamism and vitality to the layout of any store, up to assistance and after-sales consulting, guarantee of maximum reliability and performance.

How can you make your Clients experience the store in its most evolved and decidedly exciting version? The first step is to choose Epta, the refrigeration specialist, as your partner!

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THE “COOLEST” RETAIL INNOVATIONS UNVEILED AT THE EVENT PROMOTED BY EPTA AND DAAS

25/10/2019

Epta and DAAS organised the event COOL INNOVATION IN RETAIL: SOLUTIONS FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS for Romanian customers in Bucharest in early October, which saw the participation of several of the leading players in the country’s Retail sector, between important international chains and local businesses. It was a moment of exchange dedicated to the latest trends of the large-scale retail channels, to the evolutions involving the commercial refrigeration sector and to new technologies. COOL INNOVATION IN RETAIL also provided the opportunity to discover how EPTA and DAAS are responding to and anticipating market needs, in terms of products, systems and innovative services.

The event saw numerous speeches, including the presentation by the guest star of the event, John Ryan, one of the top 100 Retail influencers, who illustrated the most recent trends and accompanied the guests along a route to “conquer” the future of the sector, offering useful suggestions for empowering the shopping experience.

Keynote speakers included William Pagani, Group Marketing Director of Epta, who provided interesting insights on the key trends affecting the refrigeration business and the key market drivers for Epta, with a foretaste of the innovations that will be unveiled at Euroshop 2020. Adrian Craioveanu, DAAS Marketing Director, presented the full range of services and solutions provided by the Company. This also included an Epta Concept team, capable of combining insight, imagination and know-how to create powerful and meaningful brand and store experiences.

During the meeting, a large space was dedicated to technical details, with the talk by Francesco Mastrapasqua, Advocacy & Regulatory Affairs Manager of Epta, who highlighted the novelties in terms of European legislation: from the F-Gas Regulation, to Energy Labelling and Eco-design. Finally, Alvise Case, Energy Manager of Epta, presented the prestigious project Life-C4R – Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration promoted by the Group and co-financed by the European Union according to the contract LIFE 17 CCM/IT/000120, of which DAAS is partner. Life-C4R takes the shape of a three-year plan, within the Mitigation area of the European LIFE Programme, to raise awareness among the scientific community, component suppliers and all the players of the Retail world on the use of increasingly sustainable solutions.

At the core of Life-C4R is the patented FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency system by   Epta: three Italian pilot projects and four replica prototypes in Romania and Spain, installed with the partners Epta Iberia and DAAS. It will provide data to confirm the thesis behind Life-C4R and to show how it is possible to fully replace the HCFC and HFC refrigerants with transcritical CO2, in any climate condition.

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EUROCRYOR SPONSORS THE FIRST ITALIAN YOUNG BUTCHERS CHAMPIONSHIP

25/10/2019

Eurocryor is sponsor of the first Italian Young Butchers Championship established by Federcarni. The Italian Young Butchers Competition IYBC was born to recognise and reward the talent of meat professionals under 35 years of age, facilitate generational turnover and take the first step to compare and collaborate with foreign Associations too.

The championship gets underway on 27 October 2019 in Piacenza during the event Street Food Technology and develops in different stages that will allow the top two of each group to qualify for the final in March 2021, within the iMeat framework. The participants will be assessed by a jury of five experts from the sector based on different criteria and, for each stage, a special Eurocryor award will be presented. To underline the importance of correct food safety, guarantee of best meat quality, Eurocryor will present the Prize “Food Safety and Technical Skill” to those who have shown to be operating with the highest attention to these factors.

Furthermore, for each appointment, Eurocryor, the Epta brand specialised in refrigerated cabinets for prestige furnishings, will provide a solution to store and display meat. Star of the first appointment is PrimoPiano, proposed with personalisation in Corten and Dynamic system technology. The counter amazes for its aesthetics and original design, with volumes designed to intersect and a special display surface that protrudes to seem almost suspended. A detail designed to bring the Customer closer to the products and guarantee, at the same time, maximum perception of the quality and freshness of the meat from all viewing positions.

The special version presented is equipped with Dynamic System, the exclusive patented technology dedicated to butcher shops that makes it possible to store the articles inside the counter for more days, maintaining the organoleptic and aesthetic characteristics intact, without the need to place them back into the cold room overnight. Dynamic System is able to maintain the humidity at values higher than 90%, without the use of humidifiers, limit the average weight reduction of the meat to just 0.12% compared to the average 3% of a traditional system and offers significant benefits to operators, allowing them to save approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes a day.

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Epta France at NatExpo for tomorrow’s bio: new concepts to promote organic food

18/10/2019

Epta France is participating in NATEXPO, a meeting for all professionals of the bio food sector, from 20 to 22 October at the Nord Villepinte exhibition centre of Paris, with the Costan, Bonnet Névé and Eurocryor brands (Stand G-140). The 2019 edition of the only French B2B trade fair dedicated to the bio sector is already showing signs of being a record-breaker, with the participation of more than 1,000 exhibitors representing 20 countries and more than 15,000 visitors expected. This reflects the vitality of the sector, which is already experiencing unprecedented growth in France, where purchases of bio food products reached €9.7 billion in 2018, +15% compared to 2017.

NATEXPO is an opportunity for Epta France, the only producer of commercial refrigeration solutions in the Hexagon, to present the selection of cabinets branded Costan and Bonnet Névé dedicated to bio and natural products. The vertical Tango Bio/MultiFresh Bio and Valzer Bio/MultiFreeze Bio are technological eco-friendly solutions that become an excellent promotional tool inside stores selling bio-food, organic and vegan food. Characterised by elegant and compact design and all glass doors, they impress for the prestigious wood-like finishes of the exteriors and the black colour of the interiors, designed to perfectly adapt to the layout and to the typical style of these stores. Furthermore, thanks to the choice of R290 propane as natural refrigerant, these cabinets merge performance and environmental sustainability.

Tango Bio/MultiFresh Bio and Valzer Bio/MultiFreeze Bio are ideal to complete the SlimFit Costan and MultiCity Bonnet Névé. The range is composed of a large selection of compact vertical and semi-vertical counters, for fresh and frozen products, which combine the aesthetics of remote solutions, with the flexibility of cabinets with an integrated condensing unit, to stylishly furnish the entire self-service area from small stores, mini markets and convenience stores, to bio corners in supermarkets and hypermarkets.

Season, the special set-up of GranVista Next Costan and SkyView Plus Bonnet Névé of the GranFit and SkyEffect ranges, will also be presented. It is a unique merchandising solution, designed to guarantee a spectacular presentation. GranVista Season and SkyView Season, come, for example, in the Value version to position fruit and vegetables in crates and in the Advance version, to make the first fruits stand out on half-moon shaped shelves.

Worthy of note at the stand is also CrossOver Scene of Eurocryor, a combined cabinet that associates a self-service area for pre­-packed products with a classic serve-over unit for assisted sale, ideal for small sales areas or to create themed corners with a view to cross-merchandising.

Finally, to respond effectively to the requests of a market that is increasingly directed at omnichannel retail, Epta offers #EPTABricks, innovative refrigerated lockers connected to the web that provide consumers with a 24-hour collection point for fresh, frozen and dry products purchased on the websites of Supermarket chains. A sustainable solution that contributes to reducing the carbon footprint, with the elimination of home deliveries and the use of R290, which boasts a low GWP.

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Epta Iberia Silver Sponsor of Tecnofrío 2019

16/10/2019

Epta Iberia will be Silver Sponsor of this year’s Tecnofrío, a conference that promotes itself as a moment of fundamental exchange between operators of the refrigeration sector, to analyse the current situation and to plot the development of the sector. Organised by the Comunidad de Madrid in association with ATECYR (Asociación Española de Climatización y Refrigeración) and with the Fundación de la Energía de la Comunidad de Madrid, this conference dedicated to refrigeration technology will be held on 16 and 17 October.  

The conference will be an opportunity to exchange ideas on different topics, like the measures in force within the European Community, including the F-Gas and the most recently introduced regulations. The scheduled discussions include the round table that will see the participation of Diego Ortega, Trade Marketing Manager of Epta Iberia, dedicated to IEC 60335-2-89: 2019. This new standard allows to adopt increased capacity limits, up to 500g for A3 (inflammable) refrigerants and up to 1,200g for A2 and A2L (low flammability) refrigerants. For several years, Epta has been promoting the adoption of low GWP natural refrigerants. IEC’s recent approval of new charge limits for A3 and A2L refrigerants represents an opportunity for Epta to evaluate a possible extension of its portfolio of low environmental impact solutions.

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EPTA AWARDED SMART LABEL 2019 FOR GLEE BY IARP WITH IOT FUNCTIONALITY

11/10/2019

Epta receives the Smart Label once again, a prize presented by Host Fiera Milano and POLI.design to the most innovative products and companies of the Ho.Re.Ca and Retail sector present at the event, scheduled from 18 to 22 October at Rho Fiera Milan.  

An international jury of experts assessed more than 210 applications. As indicated by the Deputy Manager of the Design Intelligence Award committee office Fayun Zhu, the trend to a convergence between Internet and manufacturing industry has emerged. Against the backdrop of the new Industrial Revolution, concentrating on the hospitality segment, characterised by a fusion of technologies, is showing enormous potential.

Glee of the Iarp Cool Emotions family was among the solutions to receive an award: a vertical negative temperature cabinet for frozen products and packaged ice cream, which merges technical performance and cutting-edge design, enriched by IoT (Internet of Things) functionality, to monitor the counter remotely. IoT technology is based on parameter analysis of the plug-in, to gather information on the temperature, geolocalise the counter and manage the alarms. It provides tailor-made reports and interesting data on the sales performance of the counter. Finally, to guarantee maximum reliability and sustainability, Glee is powered by a natural refrigerant R290, avails of an energy saving controller and a system that assures predictive diagnostics and timely maintenance, in favour of the highest energy and operating efficiency. Due to its elevated innovation content, this special version of Glee has been recognised by Host Fiera Milano and POLI.design as a product able to determine a significant development in the refrigeration sector.

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MARCO NOCIVELLI RECEIVES THE PRIZE GRANDI GUGLIE DELLA GRANDE MILANO

18/09/2019

Marco Nocivelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Epta Group receives Le Grandi Guglie della Grande Milano” Prize of Centro Studi Grande Milano, in the presence of Attilio Fontana, President of the Lombardy Region and Gianmario Verona, Rector of Bocconi University. During the evening of 18 September, Gian Domenico Auricchio, Chief Executive Officer of Auricchio S.p.A. and Riccardo Chini, President and Chief Executive Officer of Calvi Holding S.p.A. also received prizes and Alfredo Ambrosetti will be awarded the “Grandi Guglie alla Carriera”.

The prize is given to personalities from all walks of life, who have distinguished themselves for their commitment to the promotion of the economic, scientific, social and cultural fabric of the metropolitan area of Milan. Marco Nocivelli received it “for his extraordinary entrepreneurial career geared to values of internationalisation, innovation and sustainability, which has led him to the prestigious role of President Anima Confindustria Meccanica and of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Epta Group, known worldwide”.

The prize is a sign and synthesis of the founding values of the hardworking city of Milan, as witnessed by the same materials chosen for its construction: a solid wood base, which represents roots and tradition, connecting to an aluminium support, an expression of modernity and technology, from which transparent spires project upwards and to the future.

Marco Nocivelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Epta Group states, “I am very proud to receive this prestigious award, which comes with a great responsibility. My father, founder of the Epta Group, taught me that it is an entrepreneur’s duty to commit himself to being a virtuous example for society. Supporting projects based on ethical principles, such as initiatives in favour of the environment, cultural heritage, education and attention to the workers and local communities should be considered a day-to-day practice.” He concludes, “A “lifestyle” to adopt without reservations, with the goal of honouring how much we have received from life and giving the territory back resources and value.”

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EPTA EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN ASIA-PACIFIC WITH THE ACQUISITION OF SOFRICO IN NEW CALEDONIA

02/09/2019

Epta SpA announces the acquisition of Sofrico, New Caledonia's market leader in design, sales, service & contracting of systems, cabinets and coldrooms for commercial and industrial refrigeration. With this move, the Group is further expanding its operations in the Asia Pacific Region, where it already has a presence with manufacturing plants, sales branches, service centers and distributors in China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia.

The deal is in line with Epta's internationalisation strategy, which aims to strengthen its global presence with direct coverage in areas of high potential. New Caledonia, a dependent overseas territory of France, is a region where the refrigeration sector is particularly developed. The main French Retailers support the demand for turn-key projects, high quality and technologically advanced systems, with low environmental impact, favoring natural refrigerants.

Gennaro Gentile, General Manager of Epta Asia Pacific: “We are proud to welcome Sofrico to our Group. It confirms our desire to continue to strengthen our market share in strategic areas with high growth potential. This acquisition will make it possible to deliver to the Pacific Region the latest technology in Refrigeration and know-how in the use of natural refrigerants such as CO2. We are expanding our Group's ability to better serve our customers and we are contributing to the growth of natural refrigeration systems in Asia & Pacific."

Jérôme Lajouanie, Engineering Director of Sofrico: “We are excited to join the Epta family. The combined strength of Epta portfolio and Sofrico engineering expertise will boost CO2 technology expansion in Polynesia, Vanuatu, Fiji islands, Samoas and the wide Pacific Region. Our presence and turn key approach can increase reliability of the refrigeration systems and consolidate long term partnership with our clients”.

The agreement was finalized and become effective as of 30th August 2019.

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#EptaExperience is the way... to Fine Food Australia!

30/08/2019

Epta Asia Pacific will star in the 35th edition of Fine Food Australia, the annual show that celebrates the food industry, from 9 to 12 September in Sydney (Stand HT40). With more than 1,000 exhibitors and 23,000 visiting professionals every year, the event is the most important Australian meeting between experts of the food world: a launch pad for the products and the exchange of ideas and innovative techniques.

“#EptaExperience is the way” is the leitmotive behind the participation of Epta Asia Pacific in Fine Food Australia, which confirms the Group’s ability to merge cutting-edge technology, professionalism and reliability in favour of excellence, to position itself on the market as a trusted partner and contribute to the success of the Clients in the Retail, Ho.Re.Ca., and Food & Beverage market.   

Inside the stand, it will be possible to admire the Iarp Cool Emotions, a complete range of plug-ins ideal for every context of the hospitality segment, from bars, to ice cream parlours to pastry shops and restaurants. Featuring the right mix of innovation and design, the Iarp Cool Emotions cabinets are designed to create establishments of coordinated aesthetics, thanks to the numerous display solutions that stand out for high-tech shapes and LED lighting on the cabinet exteriors. The solutions on show include Passion, the new well for ice cream and frozen products that amazes for a larger sized Total Display Area and large glazing. The elevated transparency, guaranteed by the cover with soft closing system and panoramic ends, gives a sensation of illumination, whilst promoting maximum product visibility. Worthy of note is the dual temperature top Amaze, a perfect solution for both beverages and frozen products, also available with side glasses. It can be positioned above Passion to create a combined cabinet able to further boost the display ratio.

The stand is completed by Glide and Melo both branded Bonnet Névé, specifically designed for the retail market in Oceania. Glide is a negative temperature well, featuring panoramic glass surfaces, also equipped with the soft closing system. In addition, the combination of original shapes and ergonomics has given birth to Melo the serve-over of Bonnet Névé. Thanks to the numerous versions that can be matched with each other, it is possible to furnish fresh and ultra-fresh departments of every kind of store, from independents, to convenience stores, to hypermarkets. To conclude, the needs of the client and staff is ensured thanks to the positioning of the display level and of contents at the “right height”, to improve interaction with the consumer and facilitate greater product rotation.

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