A HYGIENISATION SERVICE THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

08/01/2021

In a scenario in which Operators are called to respect increasingly higher hygiene standards and in which greater attention is given to safety and sustainability issues, EptaService, the Epta brand dedicated to after-sales assistance and consulting, is ever closer to its Clients in the Ho.Re.Ca. sector and widens its offer with new programmes for the hygienisation and reconditioning of chilled cabinets by Iarp. This service extends to all equipment inside the premises, such as ovens, brioche holders and slush machines.

Hygienisation involves deep cleaning to eliminate 99% of bacteria, mould and yeast. The use of 160° steam dissolves the greasy component of dirt and exerts a microbiological action that removes microorganisms. For superior disinfection, a biocide registered as Medical-Surgical Aid is used.

Reconditioning, on the other hand, involves the mechanical and structural control of the equipment and, where necessary, the insertion of spare parts. It also includes a check-up to optimise the performance of the solutions and reduce consumption. The EptaService Team also refurbishes cabinets and reprints any customisations.

To best respond to the different needs of the Clients, EptaService proposes three packages. Silver is dedicated to beverages and to packaged products for which a first level of cleaning and hygienisation is sufficient. Gold is recommended for ice cream cabinets, ovens and slush machines and combines full cleaning and hygienisation with aesthetic and functional renewal, included also in the Platinum solution, which is recommended for the top-level cleaning of machinery in direct contact with foods, such as cabinets for creamed ice cream and fresh foods.

To guarantee a complete turnkey service, the cabinets return to the shop after they have been tested by the EptaService team, who issues descriptive sheets of all interventions carried out, and are immediately ready for use.

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EPTA’S MODEL OF EFFICIENCY: THE GROUP INSTALLS A PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM AT THE SOLESINO PRODUCTION SITE

24/11/2020

Improve efficiency, reduce consumption and protect resources, in compliance with the principles of the Circular Economy, is a priority objective for the Epta Group. The recent technological investments to install a cutting-edge photovoltaic system at the production site of Solesino (PD), historic headquarters of the Eurocryor brand, are tangible evidence of the company’s desire to achieve the highest standards of excellence, eliminating waste. This initiative is part of a larger project that the Group is conducting with the introduction of technologies and sharing of best practice among all factories.

Thanks to 208 kW power, the energy produced by the solar panels installed will provide 35% of total site requirement, reducing CO2 emissions by 140 t/year. Electricity is supplied by renewable sources following several important projects to reduce the carbon footprint in 2019, such as the replacement of halogen lamps with latest-generation LED and of traditional boilers with new condensation models. Finally, to confirm the commitment of the Company in promoting the protection of the territory and sustainable growth, the introduction of a fleet of electrical vehicles is expected for business mobility and charging stations in the car park for electric or hybrid cars.

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KYSOR WARREN EPTA US: NEW INVESTMENTS IN GEORGIA

02/11/2020

Kysor Warren Epta US announces an investment plan of more than 27 million dollars and the added opportunity to generate more than 200 jobs by 2023. An ambitious programme destined to strengthen operations at the Columbus site in Georgia, optimise customer service, expand the range of products and implement cutting-edge solutions.  A new training centre is also planned for installers, contractors and service technicians dedicated to natural and sustainable refrigeration.

“The Epta Group is present in over 80 countries worldwide” says Marco Nocivelli, President and CEO of Epta, and continues, “We believe that the strong connection with local communities and the proactive collaboration with institutions are the solid foundations on which to build a successful business. This investment plan promises to be a valid tool for the development of technologically advanced systems that will have a low environmental impact within the United States”.

Following entry into the Epta Group, Kysor Warren has greatly enriched its portfolio, which now includes the range of propane and FTE Full Tanscritical Efficiency integrated group cabinets – a simple and reliable solution which guarantees 10% energy saving in any climate area. Furthermore, Kysor Warren has opened a new plant of over 32.500 m2 in the Corporate Ridge Business Park (Georgia) which will become the new North-American headquarters of the Group.

I am very satisfied with the plans for the future and proud of the recognition by the Group of local talents, fundamental resources to achieve our goals”, claims Damon Wyatt, Vice President and General Manager of Kysor Warren Epta US. “The area of Columbus is a strategic area for the presence of highly qualified personnel able to promote the spread of sustainable technologies in North America”.

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EPTA platinum sponsor of ATMOsphere America

16/10/2020

Epta, with its brand Kysor Warren, is Platinum Sponsor of the ninth edition of ATMOsphere America, the online conference dedicated to natural refrigeration, which will take place from 20 to 22 October. The event unites the voices of experts, policy makers and end users of the HVAC&R sector, to take stock of the latest innovations, update each other on the market trends and view the presentation of cutting-edge projects.

On the first day, Michael May of Livingstone Consulting will illustrate the advantages of using transcritical CO2 and the need to accelerate the adoption of sustainable technologies. For more insight on the topic, Daniele Mazzola, Invention Team Leader of FTE and Technical Marketing Manager of Epta will give a speech on the progressive use of CO2 transcritical systems in the United States and the evolution of the FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency developed by the Group, part of the Life-C4R project co-financed by the European Union. The FTE 2.0 solution, which combines simplicity, energy saving and reliability in any climate condition, is currently in the early stage of its implementation in the US market.

The third day, which provides a focus on Central and South America, also features the contribution of Germán Smitt, Director de Refrigeracion y Servicios of Epta Argentina. During his speech, he will illustrate the positive results of a CO2 transcritical installation realised by Epta and commissioned by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). In particular, this case study compares the data gathered at a supermarket located in a warm geographical area, during a year of operation of the new CO2 transcritical system, with the parameters of the previous year, when the store used Freon as a coolant.

 

 

 

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Epta participates in Chillventa eSpecial

07/10/2020

Epta Iberia with the Life-C4R project is golden sponsor of the fifth edition of #Tecnofrío20, the Congress dedicated to refrigeration technologies, promoted by the Community of Madrid, with ATECYR (Asociación Técnica Española de Climatización y Refrigeración) and the Energy Foundation. An important on-line forum scheduled from 30 September to 01 October that will see a pool of experts take turns in conferences and round tables in a “virtual auditorium”, which can be easily accessed from the dedicated portal.

 

Each debate will be focused on the refrigeration sector, both commercial and industrial: to share the best practices and the innovations of cutting-edge technologies, in order to promote a cultural and structural change of the entire sector, towards the use of increasingly efficient and sustainable solutions. Among the main themes on the programme, the following stand out: evolution and trends of refrigerants, energy efficiency of refrigeration systems and Industry 4.0 in refrigeration.

                                     

A virtual place for meeting and information, which will represent a showcase of excellence for Epta Iberia to present the important goals achieved with the Life-C4R-Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration: a three-year plan, which will end in 2021, conceived to raise awareness among all the players of the sector to use increasingly efficient solutions and show how it is possible to completely replace the HCFC and HFC refrigerants with transcritical CO2, anywhere in the world.

 

As demonstration of this, updated data will be illustrated from one of the pilot projects of Life-C4R, realised by Epta Iberia for the Consum store of Bencasim. The selected store, located in the area of Valencia with a Mediterranean climate, is a clear demonstration of the excellent performance and reduced environmental impact of the FTE

2.0 Full Transcritical Efficiency and of the ETE Extreme Temperature Efficiency. These two innovative patented systems developed by Epta, heart of the Life-C4R project, have been identified by the European Union as deserving special attention, thanks to their efficiency combined with their simplicity.

 

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EPTA IBERIA GOLDEN SPONSOR, WITH THE LIFE-C4R, OF #TECNOFRÍO20

30/09/2020

Epta Iberia with the Life-C4R project is golden sponsor of the fifth edition of #Tecnofrío20, the Congress dedicated to refrigeration technologies, promoted by the Community of Madrid, with ATECYR (Asociación Técnica Española de Climatización y Refrigeración) and the Energy Foundation. An important on-line forum scheduled from 30 September to 01 October that will see a pool of experts take turns in conferences and round tables in a “virtual auditorium”, which can be easily accessed from the dedicated portal.

 

Each debate will be focused on the refrigeration sector, both commercial and industrial: to share the best practices and the innovations of cutting-edge technologies, in order to promote a cultural and structural change of the entire sector, towards the use of increasingly efficient and sustainable solutions. Among the main themes on the programme, the following stand out: evolution and trends of refrigerants, energy efficiency of refrigeration systems and Industry 4.0 in refrigeration.

                                     

A virtual place for meeting and information, which will represent a showcase of excellence for Epta Iberia to present the important goals achieved with the Life-C4R-Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration: a three-year plan, which will end in 2021, conceived to raise awareness among all the players of the sector to use increasingly efficient solutions and show how it is possible to completely replace the HCFC and HFC refrigerants with transcritical CO2, anywhere in the world.

 

As demonstration of this, updated data will be illustrated from one of the pilot projects of Life-C4R, realised by Epta Iberia for the Consum store of Bencasim. The selected store, located in the area of Valencia with a Mediterranean climate, is a clear demonstration of the excellent performance and reduced environmental impact of the FTE

2.0 Full Transcritical Efficiency and of the ETE Extreme Temperature Efficiency. These two innovative patented systems developed by Epta, heart of the Life-C4R project, have been identified by the European Union as deserving special attention, thanks to their efficiency combined with their simplicity.

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EPTA RECONFIRMED AS BEST MANAGED COMPANY

15/09/2020

For the second year running, Epta is ranked among the winners of the Best Managed Companies, the prestigious award promoted by Deloitte that enhances the excellence of Italian businesses. An innovative format that is an opportunity for companies to differentiate themselves by the results obtained as well as their resilience in dealing with the difficult situation caused by this unprecedented period of uncertainty.

The breadth of the Best Managed Companies award is that it does not just limit itself to recognising the goals achieved. It also activates a growth programme, guiding companies along a path of continuous improvement, testifying to the commitment and the ability of companies through the analysis of six critical success factors, namely strategy, skills and innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility, commitment and corporate culture, governance, performance measurement and internationalisation.

Epta has distinguished itself in several ways, including investments in the growth of talents and focus on innovation. The jury particularly appreciated the second edition of EPTAcademy, the training programme developed in association with SDA Bocconi School of Management dedicated to refining middle management skills. Worthy of note is also our innovative FTE technology at the heart of the Life-C4R project, co-funded by the European Union, created to raise awareness within the scientific community and component supply chain as well as all players within the Retail world to choose increasingly sustainable solutions, accelerating the spread of highly efficient CO2 refrigeration units.

Marco Nocivelli, President and CEO of the Epta Group said, “I am very proud to have received this award for the second year running. It confirms our work and bodes well for the future, as evidence of the solid foundations that we have laid and of the continuous improvement, which we are always striving to achieve. I would like to thank all those who, with their commitment, have enabled us to obtain this important award.”

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EPTA PRESENTS THE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT 2020

11/09/2020

Epta presents the Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020, a document that illustrates the Group’s orientation in creating shared value. The company undertakes this commitment every day towards people, local communities and the environment.

To guarantee maximum transparency and objectivity, the Report has been validated by the TÜV Austria Cert GmbH Institute according to GRI Core Option standards. Moreover, in line with the path undertaken in previous editions, the Group has reviewed the material aspects of the Report thanks to a survey involving a sample of both internal and external stakeholders. The risks, opportunities and aspects most important to the business have been identified and the most relevant KIPs investigated. This is a more structured and accurate process that gives the new edition of Epta’s CSR greater solidity.

Seven years ago, we undertook a path on the way to sustainability, consecrating the CSR report as central element of the Group’s philosophy. With the 2020 edition we want to strengthen our commitment to continuous improvement, following sustainable values which can be of inspiration to us”. Marco Nocivelli, Chairman and CEO of the Epta Group comments and adds, “In the last three years we have achieved and even exceeded the challenging goals we had set ourselves by offering, for example, products which ensure 50% more energy saving compared to previous versions.” He concludes, “Aiming to further reduce the impact on the planet’s resources will be one of our priority goals, also in the near future, in line with the principles of the Circular Economy. We will undertake to adapt our products and processes to this model, founded on the “reduce, reuse and recycle” paradigm, in line with the Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), to guarantee greater sustainability of the entire business system.”

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EPTA PRESENTS THE 2019 REPORT ON WEEE MANAGEMENT

08/09/2020

Epta presents the data of the 2019 report on WEEE management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), prepared by the Remedia Consortium to which the Group adheres in order to comply with the regulatory obligations of Legislative Decree 49/2014, in the application of the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).  

This provision, in the implementation of Directive 2012/19/EU, specifies the measures to protect the environment and health, to prevent and reduce the negative impacts caused by both the production of technological equipment and the management of waste produced by it. Techniques are then defined on the reuse and recycling of WEEE, to offer an intelligent alternative so as not to saturate the receptive capacity of landfills and to promote, at the same time, the recovery of solutions arrived to the end of their life and their reintegration into the production process.

The Report highlights three key indicators: first and foremost, the nominal quantity of WEEE, collected and treated for Epta, equal to 621,406 Kg. The Carbon Footprint avoided of 10,087t CO2eq, achieved thanks to the recovery of matter and energy over the entire life cycle. An efficiency that will guarantee a benefit equal to the downtime of 3,100 cars which travel 20,000 km a year. Finally, the Material Footprint of 1,118t of resources saved, again thanks to the recovery of raw materials and energy. A value that expresses the balance between mineral and fossil resources extracted and those saved/not extracted, is equivalent to the weight of 222 locomotives fully loaded.

These results are clear evidence of Epta’s commitment to an increasingly sustainable and responsible approach to the environment. A daily commitment, which is reflected along the entire supply chain with the ambitious objective of promoting a circular economy, in perfect synergy with the aims of the current regulations.

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LEAVING A TANGIBLE SIGN: EPTA DONATES A COLD ROOM TO COSTAN’S BIRTHPLACE

05/08/2020

Some places leave an indelible mark on the personal growth and the path taken. Places made of things, people and experiences that have represented a starting point and made possible a journey towards the achievement of a bigger project.

There comes a time, in the continuity of history, where one feels the need to give back. Epta, always attentive to the enhancement of the territory, in order to reconfirm its recognition and closeness to the areas where it works and to the local community, has donated a cold room to Luigi Costan and to Costa San Nicolò Comelico. This small town is the birthplace of Mario and Alberto Costan, the two founders of the historic brand, currently the leading brand of the Epta Group.

Costan, the original nucleus of Epta, was founded in 1946 when the brothers Mario and Alberto Costan from Val Comelico set up the first artisan workshop in Turin to produce iceboxes and refrigerated cabinets. From the early years of the business, the two founders already knew how to seize the opportunities offered by the nascent Large-Scale Food Distribution sector, determining the success of the brand. The results were so positive that they needed to expand their production facility continuously, eventually transferring from Turin to Limana to an area of 23,000 m². Since then, the brand has continued to grow, becoming an international reference point in the commercial refrigeration sector.

The cold room, which will be used for the activity of tourist development, is a small tribute, but it represents a significant sign of the deep bond between the company, the Costan family and the Dolomites and a symbol of a part of the local history: so that it remains in the memory of the population and of future generations, who will have the important task of preserving and evolving the cultural heritage of the area.

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