On 10 - 11 April Epta and its brands Eurocryor, Misa and Costan will be at IMeat 2016, the two-day event dedicated to butchery that will be held at ModenaFiere Pavilion A Stand. 34. It is an important occasion where all the operators in the sector get together to discuss and examine in more depth the new role of butchery, a rapidly developing business sector in terms of technological solutions and the presentation and general promotion of products.

Eurocryor, Misa and Costan will be presenting their solutions in conjunction with exclusive systems designed to guarantee the highest quality and enhance the appeal of fine cuts of meat. In particular, Eurocryor will be exhibiting its tailor-made refrigerated display units, which can be used to create a uniquely scenographic presentation that captures the attention of consumers and promotes the products. Moreover, the freshness of the meat is ensured by the exclusive Dynamic Systems technology that allows it to be preserved for a number of days inside the cabinets - without having to put it back in cold storage rooms overnight - thus maintaining its organoleptic and aesthetic qualities unaltered.

Misa will be in attendance with its cold rooms which have always been synonymous with hygiene and excellent conservation of foodstuffs, and which are now reinforced by Epta Food Defence. This is an antibacterial system with silver ions that was devised to improve the food safety of stored products and prevent, combat and eliminate numerous types of bacteria - including the most dangerous varieties - for complete and permanent protection throughout the entire life cycle of the cold room.

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Notes with a value of EUR 20 million have been placed, with a 7-year bullet, at a fixed interest rate of 2.30%. The shelf facility that has been signed with Pricoa Capital Group provides the possibility of placing new issues up to an overall value of US$ 120 million (or EUR equivalent).


Milan, 10 March 2016 – Today Epta S.p.A. has completed the issue and placement of notes through Pricoa Capital Group – a trading name of Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States (NYSE:PRU) and one of the main players in the private placement market – with a value of EUR 20 million within a shelf facility that provides the possibility to place new issues up to an overall value of US$ 120 million (or EUR equivalent).

The EUR 20 million notes have been issued in a single tranche with a 7-year bullet maturity and a 2.30% fixed interest rate. The shelf facility gives Epta S.p.A. and other companies of the Group the opportunity to ask Pricoa Capital Group to underwrite new issues over the next three years up to an overall value of US$ 120 million (or EUR equivalent).

Through this private placement, Epta S.p.A. will diversify its sources of financing and increase its flexibility. In this regard, the transaction will enable the Group to have more resources available in order to look at new strategic development opportunities with increasing confidence.

The shelf facility Epta S.p.A. has signed with Pricoa Capital Group confirms the solidity of this Company that has distinguished itself over the years for its reliability and ability to expand at a global level. The multinational group specialising in commercial refrigeration aims to continue growing through its international presence and the strength of its brands. It has set itself the target of reaching a turnover of 1 Billion Euros by 2020.

Joshua Shipley, Senior Vice President of Pricoa Capital Group states: “With this operation Pricoa Capital Group confirms once again its belief in Italian entrepreneurship which it has been investing in for more than 15 years” and continues “we are proud to support Epta S.p.A. in the process of strengthening its business, because this Group has forged its reputation on innovative and high quality solutions. Our purchasing of Epta’s notes is very well suited to supporting the Group in all phases of its development and we believe that this mechanism can be an interesting alternative to traditional bank financing.”

Marco Nocivelli, CEO of Epta S.p.A. comments: “We are extremely satisfied with the shelf facility we have signed. It is proof of the stability of the Company and the value of our strategic project. At this time the use of alternative financial instruments represents the best choice for the Company to support our development plans that have already propelled us amongst the main global players in the sector. We are confident that the placement that was launched today will be met with favour by the international financial community.”

Mediobanca acted as Sole Arranger, BonelliErede was the legal advisor for the Issuer while Morgan, Lewis & Bockius was the legal advisor for the Investor.



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Epta and its Iarp, Eurocryor and Misa brands will be attending Food&HotelAsia 2016, the landmark exhibition in the Ho.Re.Ca. sector for the Asia region, which is scheduled to run from 12 to 15 April 2016 at the Singapore Expo (Hall 2; Asia Sector; Stand 2K1-01).

The 20th edition of the trade fair will be one of the biggest ever, with 68,000 visitors from the trade from 95 countries expected to attend, as well as more than 3,000 exhibitors in over 93,000 m2 of exhibition space, workshops, conferences, international prize giving ceremonies and 6 events on the programme: HotelAsia, FoodAsia, SpecialityCoffee&Tea, Bakery&Pastry, HospitalityStyleAsia and HospitalityTechnology.

Specifically, the Epta Iarp, Eurocryor and Misa brands will be participating at HotelAsia, the biennial exhibition dedicated to equipment for hotels and for catering, where they will be presenting a complete range of refrigerated solutions and innovative technologies aimed at the Asian market. The four days are a must for buyers from all over Asia and an important opportunity for Epta to encounter the foremost influencers and decision makers of the hospitality sector, so as to consolidate existing relations and develop new agreements.

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Rendezvous at Sandwich & Snack!


Once again this year, Iarp will be attending Sandwich & Snack, the largest European trade fair dedicated to fast food / take away meals, taking place over the 14th and 15th of March in Paris (Porte de Versailles, Pavilion 3, Stand 3-D048).

The landmark show in this sector, its two days are a unique business platform and the ideal place for presenting the latest trends in this continuously evolving market. In the wake of the highly successful 2015 edition, which was attended by more than 280 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors, 10% of whom came from abroad, the 17th appointment with Sandwich & Snack is an unmissable event for all the players involved in rapid and commercial catering.

To this effect, Iarp will be presenting its solutions designed to encourage impulse purchases of sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks, including cabinets from the Gemma and Counter range. Positive temperature plug-in units, Gemma 30 and Gemma 45 stand out for their attractive design, smooth lines and great eco-friendliness, the result of the decision to use R290 propane as a natural refrigerant gas.

Lastly, the jewel in the crown of the Counter line from Iarp is extreme flexibility: ideal for confined spaces, these compact cabinets combine minimum dimensions and perfect visibility, guaranteed by a slim outer frame and the possibility of integrating several adjustable shelves.

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The Costan, Eurocryor and Misa brands of the Epta Group will feature in the eagerly-awaited fifth season of MasterChef Italia, starting on Thursday 17 December on SkyUno HD. There is lots of news, beginning with the debut of a new judge, the renowned Antonino Cannavacciuolo, who will join the long-standing trio consisting of the award-winning chefs Carlo Cracco and Bruno Barbieri and the celebrated restaurateur Joe Bastianich, who have once again been called to establish who the new Italian talent to conquer the coveted title of Italian MasterChef will be.

After the success of the previous editions, MasterChef Italia has renewed its collaboration with Epta and has chosen the Costan, Eurocryor and Misa brands for the refrigeration equipment in the “temple of cuisine”. A partnership combining innovation and quality, which is completely in harmony with Epta’s concept The Epta Way UP: preserving food value, which uses technologically advanced solutions to ensure the perfect presentation and the utmost safety of food, while promoting its value.

The impeccable freshness of the ingredients available to the competitors is guaranteed by Misa coldrooms, equipped with the innovative Epta Food Defence antibacterial system which uses silver ions. A perfect blend of style and technology, Eurocryor solutions contribute towards perfectly preserving the organoleptic and aesthetic characteristics of the food in Italy’s most famous “pantry”, and their attractive design helps to create a striking set and highlight the quality of the delicate products displayed. Finally, perfect visibility and impeccable presentation are guaranteed by Costan refrigerated displays, which perform a vital role in helping the feisty contestants to identify as quickly as possible all the ingredients necessary to produce the gastronomic masterpieces they must make for both the Invention Test and the dreaded final Pressure Test when they will have only a few seconds to choose their ingredients.

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A large stream of visitors attended Host 2015, the five-day event that confirmed Milan as the capital of hospitality. With 150,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors from 47 countries, the event established itself as one of the world’s most important exhibitions devoted to all players in the HoReCa sector. Within Host’s new area specifically for refrigeration, expanded to over 4,000 m2, the three brands of Epta previewed their innovative solutions in three exclusive dedicated Foodcities: Eurocryor, the city of ideal presentation, Misa, the city of perfect preservation, and Iarp, the city of successful merchandising.

Among the numerous international visitors who flocked to the Epta stand, a system that attracted great interest was Epta Food Defence, the new silver ion antibacterial system, available for all Misa coldrooms. Designed to improve the food safety of products stored in coldrooms, Epta Food Defence is able to prevent, combat and eliminate numerous species of bacteria, including the most prevalent and dangerous ones.

In addition, the RawFood Corner bearing the Eurocryor, Misa and Iarp signatures perfectly matched the new trends that emerged at Host, which see an ever-growing demand for highly customizable, multifunctional solutions. This highly accessorized mini-kitchen was designed to offer intriguing show cooking in restaurants, cafés, hotels and retail locations to entertain customers throughout the day. A winning solution, as confirmed by the numbers recorded in the Epta stand at Host: Chef Lorena Loriato performed twice a day, preparing and talking about tasty raw recipes before a fascinated public and serving up over 500 raw dishes for sampling.

Guests’ attention was also captured by the innovative technology for super-creamy gelato launched by Eurocryor and the Realook plug-in of Iarp. The details: Eurocryor presented an exclusive international system (design pending and Italian patent pending) to create an ice cream display case with gelato pans which guarantees better product preservation while also allowing customers to see the broad assortment of flavours offered through small refrigerated displays in the front of the case. Finally, Iarp’s Realook impresses customers with its attractive design and high interactivity thanks to its audio system and 47” full HD transparent screen. Integrated into the glass door, it is activated by proximity sensors to channel promotional content and actively involve the customer in an unprecedented experience.

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Bonnet Névé participated in the twenty-first Conference of Parties on climate change organized by the UN from 30 November to 12 December at the Parc des Expositions in Le Bourget (Paris). The company presented SkyView / Granvista, the chilled vertical cabinet combining design and respect for the environment.

The aim of the summit is to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of mediation on the part of the United Nations, a binding and universal agreement on climate that is accepted by all countries. The great expectations these 13 days of debate resulted in a programme to reduce CO2 emissions by limiting the increase in global temperature to a maximum of 2° Centigrade by 2020. COP21 is one of the largest international conferences, with approximately 50,000 participants, including 25,000 delegates from 195 countries, in addition to international organizations and NGOs, UN Agencies and representatives of civil society and industry.

Specifically, Christian Le Gousse, General Manager of Epta France was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and by the Institut Français du Design (IFD) to take part in the debate organized within the Gallery of Solutions on 4 December, with a speech on “Products and services for a better life”. The round table was an opportunity to illustrate the strong points of SkyView / Granvista, the chilled vertical cabinet that won the prestigious Janus de l’Industrie in 2014 with a special mention for its eco-design, as an example of a concrete solution for reducing environmental impact within the sphere of commercial refrigeration.

Christian Le Gousse, General Manager of Epta France, interviewed by Marie Sargueil, President of IFD, comments: “We believe that growth is intrinsically connected to innovation. SkyView / Granvista is a symbol of our commitment to creating and manufacturing systems that are able to combine style, features, ergonomics and durability. The solution is the perfect response to the principle of eco-design, the heart of the project: with SkyView / Granvista, we have actually managed to reduce water consumption in the production phase by 60%, and we have achieved energy savings of 57% compared to previous models of open refrigerator cabinets with night curtains.” He continues: “The new challenge we are facing is investing in green refrigerants such as CO2 and propane, to ensure sustainable development that is in line with the founding principles of COP21.”

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Conad confirms its confidence in Costan and Eurocryor for its new Sapori & Dintorni sales outlet in Parma, measuring around 1000 m2: a charming location inside the premises of a former covered market. The project is an important one and marks Conad’s contribution to the revitalization of an area located in the city’s heart, renewing the concept of the neighbourhood store. Parma’s new Sapori & Dintorni flanks innovative services, which also include a quick service restaurant, with the area’s rich offering of DOC, PDO and PGI certified traditional specialities produced by small and medium sized local companies. The goal is to satisfy the demands of the growing numbers of consumers in search of high-quality, tasty foods.

With this in mind, Epta proposed to Conad an array of Costan and Eurocryor brand solutions that complement the outstanding qualities of the Emilia region’s agri-food heritage and promote respect for the environment. One particularity of the installation is the innovative EptaBlue Waterloop, an ideal system for sales outlets like this store in Piazza Ghiaia, in the city’s centre, where the available space is extremely limited. It is a solution that, connected to all the refrigeration units like freezers and display cabinets, transforms them from remote cooled to plug-ins by exploiting a closed water circuit. The result is extreme efficiency and sustainability for this installation which uses water as a green refrigerant, thereby slashing emissions.

In addition, the layout conceived by Costan promotes both fresh and frozen products to the maximum thanks to the Rossini serve-over, chosen in the Ultra version for displaying meats and in the SV version for charcuterie, milk products and cheeses, and to ElephantUP, a horizontal freezer that is ideal for ensuring superior visibility and easy access to the displayed products.

Finally, Eurocryor adds a touch of elegance to sustainability with its Panorama and Twin Midi solutions Featuring a minimal, modern design characterized by straight lines and hints of transparencies, these horizontal display cases become elements of an architectural composition able to give a sophisticated lightness to the complexity of the whole, for a high-impact effect in the Pastry & Bakery and Gastronomy area.

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In line with its social responsibility policy and commitment to environmental protection, also confirmed within its Third Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Epta takes its place alongside FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano - to become one of the foundation’s Corporate Golden Donors.

With this initiative Epta makes a firm contribution to safeguarding Italy’s heritage. Thanks to the support of its many members, both private citizens and companies, for 40 years now FAI has been protecting and managing 50 cultural assets: important historic settlements and artistic and scenic treasures, rescued from neglect and restored and opened to the public to make Italy a more beautiful place to live, work and raise children.

Epta Chief Executive Marco Nocivelli commented: “Epta shares FAI’s mission and its ambitious challenge to make accessible to everyone the splendid jewels of our land, a fundamental resource in which to invest in order to make our country flourish again. Promoting public awareness and respect for the environment is an important goal reflecting the social commitment that has always characterized the Group’s brands which actively implement strategies for achieving sustainable progress.” Nocivelli went on to say, “For this reason we are pleased to announce Epta’s entry among FAI’s Corporate Golden Donors, a group of around 350 companies that, day by day, choose to act decisively on behalf of a more beautiful Italy.”

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Epta’s Managing Director, Marco Nocivelli, is the winner in the “Internationalization” category of the 2015 edition of “Di Padre in Figlio – il gusto di fare impresa” (From Father to Son – The Pleasure of Entrepreneurship), a prestigious award devoted to an entrepreneur who has been able to meet the challenge of generational transition by further enhancing the work of his father, Luigi Nocivelli.

The award – promoted by N+1 in collaboration with Borsa Italiana, Banca Albertini SYZ, Deloitte, the international private equity fund H.I.G. Capital and Studio Legale LCA – was announced on Saturday, 28 November at Palazzo Mezzanotte (headquarters of Borsa Italiana) during a ceremony featuring entrepreneurs and many outstanding Italian businesses.

Epta Managing Director Marco Nocivelli declared: “For both the family and the company the Father to Son Award represents an important recognition of our characteristic commitment and determination. It is an accomplishment that acknowledges the growth path we have followed over the years with our eyes on the future, in full respect of the ethical and cultural bases laid by my father, Luigi Nocivelli, who primarily believed in the importance of internationalization and growth, also achieved through external action.” Nocivelli went on to say, I believe in strength through unity: it is very important to feel supported by the family and, in our case in particular, to be able to count on the international experience of carefully chosen managers and the commitment of all our employees, who strive every day to make our company’s story even more unique.”

With Gian Luca Rana, chief executive of Pastificio RANA, overall winner of the 2015 edition of the award, honours also went to nine entrepreneurs who were awarded prizes in the categories “Small Enterprise”, “Made in Italy”, “History and Tradition”, “Young Entrepreneur”, “Opening to Capital”, “Innovation”, “Financial Performance”, “Women in Command” and “Brothers in Command”.

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