Epta expertise awarded at the UK-Italy Business Boost Awards

30/11/2018

 Thanks to the work of Epta UK, Epta group is among the winners of the UK-Italy Business Boost Awards, established by the British Consulate General of Milan and by the Department for International Trade (DIT). The prize pays tribute to outstanding Italian entrepreneurial activities that have chosen the UK as a strategic base for their international development and celebrates the success of British companies established in Italy.

The event, in its 12th edition, was held on 29 November at Palazzo Mezzanotte, situated in Piazza Affari. The gala evening was organised in association with the Italian Stock Exchange – London Stock Exchange Group and ELITE. Illustrious guests attended, including the British Ambassador in Italy and San Marino, Jill Morris, the City of London Council Deputy Leader, Tom Sleigh, the CEO of the Italian Stock Exchange, Raffaele Jerusalmi and the British Minister for Investments, Graham Stuart.

“We are proud of this success, which is the result of the passion and teamwork of our 400 collaborators in the United Kingdom” comments Luca Lastella, General Manager UK and Nordic Countries Epta, who received the crystal flame from the British Ambassador in Italy and San Marino, Jill MorrisAn award achieved in the year that celebrates our 90 years in commercial refrigeration in the UK. We have boosted investments in the production centre of Bradford and this has allowed us to consolidate ourselves as the ideal partner in Great Britain for refrigeration in the Retail sector. Furthermore, thanks to the acquisition of Cold Service, we are now able to offer a complete service nationwide proposing tailor made solutions and all-round assistance, in contracting and in after-sales service. We also boast a permanent training centre, a benchmark in Europe in the natural and sustainable refrigeration sector.”

 

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Epta receives a CFO Award: Massimo Albertario winner of the Elite company category

28/11/2018

The Epta Group has received a prestigious new award for the work of Massimo Albertario and his department, which was given a CFO Award at the ceremony organised by ANDAF (National Association of Financial and Administrative Directors) and Accuracy (independent international consulting firm), in conjunction with the Italian Stock Exchange and Elite. The event, now in its third edition, is dedicated to Administrative and Financial Directors whose quality, intuition, professionalism and team spirit have made them stand out.

The ceremony took place on 22 November at Milan’s Palazzo Mezzanotte, the premises of the Italian Stock Exchange. It also provided the opportunity to exchange views on the current role of CFOs. The role is one which is constantly evolving, in an increasing shift from financial professional to that of a business partner who gives strategic consultancy to create value for the Company, thanks to active, ongoing exchanges with other departments.

Massimo Albertario, CFO of Epta, received an award “for the role performed as business supporter, as well as CFO, participating first-hand in the Executive Committee. He also stands out for the way he has handled complex operations of extraordinary finance, defining and implementing a Group-level strategic planning model which has made it possible to steer measures in order mid-to-long term objectives. Last but not least, thanks to his work to align finance & controlling processes, he has managed to bring the policies of the subsidiaries into line with Corporate strategy whilst at the same time enhancing the particular features of the companies on a local level.

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Further success for Epta thanks to FTE at the 2018 Sustainable Development Award

08/11/2018

Epta has received recognition for Sustainable Development in 2018, which is awarded to the most deserving Italian companies in the green economy field. The award ceremony of the tenth edition of this event was held on 8 November at the 2018 Ecomondo fair in Rimini.

 

The Group, which was selected in the Energy from Renewable Sources category, stood out for the innovative drive of its FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency, which has wholly responded to the assessment criteria: effectiveness of the environmental results attained, with particular reference to the mitigation of the climate crisis; technological content; economic and employment results achieved; and the possibility of diffusion in Italy and abroad.

 

With more than 70 installations in Italy and 140 around the world, energy savings of up to 10% compared to a traditional CO2 booster plant and installation and maintenance costs reduced by as much as 20%, FTE combines simplicity, reliability, functionality and performance, and takes a new approach to natural refrigeration. Available on a large scale, it is ideal in all climate conditions and is a valid solution for retailers who are obliged to comply with the guidelines imposed by the F-Gas Regulation in Europe and by the Kigali Agreement at international level.

 

Furthermore, by increasing the number of transcritical CO2 systems and accelerating their adoption, FTE allows Epta to make a significant contribution towards sharing specific skills and knowledge and to the specialisation of technical staff.

 

Lastly, as further confirmation of its validity, FTE has been included in the prestigious Life C4R – Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration project. This is an initiative funded by the European Union with the aim of defining new standards and technologies for natural refrigeration in the Retail sphere and is contemplated in the European LIFE17 programme, which is intended to encourage the protection of the environment and the climate, through the promotion of more than 35 projects.

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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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