Epta Deutschland, twenty years of success


Today, Epta Deutschland celebrates twenty years of business activity with an event dedicated to its employees and everyone who has contributed to the company's success. An event to take a look back on this journey, on the growth of the Company and to share together future projects.

The history of Mannheim's branch dates back to the early 1900s. Refrigeration has been the core of this site since the very beginning, as Mannheim has always been a reference point in the cold sector for the whole region. The origins of Epta Deutschland date back to 1997, when the Nocivelli Family founded B.K.T. Bonnet Kältetechnik GmbH, which was part of the emerging Epta Group.

In the following years, a 5,000 square meters logistic center in Brühl and a help desk in Mannheim were opened, in order to provide customers with an excellent service. Technical assistance is one of the core services of Epta Deutschland, combining complete systems with a high level of operational and energy performance with a wide range of after sales activities. Epta Deutschland can count on technical experts who work actively with Retailers to offer professional advice, retrofit solutions and telemonitoring programs.

Among the most important projects carried out over the years, the countless transcritical CO2 installations stand out. Epta Deutschland realized the first transcritical CO2 installations in 2006, contributing to the definition of new and higher standards in terms of energy saving and emission reduction.

Epta Deutschland offers today an essential contribution to pursue the Group‘s strategic goals, endorsing Epta core values.

Dr. Reiner Tillner-Roth, Managing Director of Epta Deutschland states: "I would like to thank all our team: with your passion, competence and motivation you supported Epta Deutschland and Epta group growth. Thanks to your contribution, we have established ourselves as a reliable partner, a pioneer of sustainability. Each of you has his share of success in Epta Deutschland’s story. Your commitment is fundamental to transform the individual accomplishments into shared achievements, enhancing the trust of our clients"

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Marco Nocivelli is the winner of the EY Family Business Award


Marco Nocivelli, Chairman and CEO of the Epta Group, has won the 21st edition of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award® in the Family Business category. This is a prestigious acknowledgement reserved for Italian entrepreneurs at the head of companies with a turnover of at least 25 million euros, who have managed to create value, possess an innovative spirit and strategic vision, and contribute to the growth of the economy, in Italy and around the world.

The winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges made up of well-known representatives from the world of economics and entrepreneurship, who awarded the Epta CEO “for the determination and ambition with which he leads the family group every day, always seeking an opportunity to develop, with the goal of consolidating the competitive advantage, focusing on innovation, product design, and the optimization of the processes, creating synergies arising from growth for external lines.”

Marco Nocivelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Epta Group, said: “This award is a major accomplishment for the family and for the company, and it attests to the commitment of every single person that has contributed towards the success of our company over the years.” He continued: “It is an acknowledgement that I want to share with all our teammates, who have worked with us to transform Epta into what it is today: the image and symbol of the wealth of the land and the "get-up-and-go" that characterizes Italy. Our real success is the ability to count on our valued collaborators.”

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Rustic brick walls, wooden beams, metallic suspension systems that have been kept visible and large windows: this mix of materials and a major attention to detail are the ingredients that make the new store furnished by Epta Deutschland in Berlin truly unique. It is a retail store with an essential style inspired by an industrial past but which at the same time wants to integrate into the neighbourhood thanks to features that transform the market into a warm and intimate environment.

The Costan and Eurocryor branded Epta solutions won over the client thanks to their high degree of flexibility and personalisation. The new Costan GranVista Next positive vertical cabinets and the Tortuga horizontal cabinets, the traditional Eurocryor Bistrot and the islands Twin and Gemini with finishes that were devised ad hoc, ensure that the refrigerated items of furniture blend in perfectly in this industrial-chic setting.

The Eurocryor cabinet windows contribute to a more relaxed atmosphere: the semi-vertical cabinets Twin and Gemini with wood finishes were chosen for the freshest products and delicacies, while Bistrot was added to the Butcher and Deli area. For this project Bistrot features a special version of the Rondelle stainless steel module with a rotating countertop that make selection from the quality cuts of meat even more simple.

The self-service departments are dominated by the GranVista Next produced by Costan, that provide a touch of elegance and transparency that underscore the overall effect of the project. Indeed, these new cabinets will amaze the store’s customers with their clean lines, a lack of frames and the panoramic ends, for a lightness that makes the space very picturesque..

The store also features the negative Tortuga Costan cabinets, a concentration of high performance and functionality, that alternate glass, wood and black and steel coloured features: like the handles of the lids, that in this case open vertically instead of horizontally, for the added convenience of both the store’s Customers and staff.

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The Epta Group protagonist of the 40th edition of Host, that took place from 20th to 24th October at Fieramilano (Pav. 2 Stand N21), with the five star quality preservation offered by its brand’s solutions: the Misa cold rooms, the Iarp out of kitchen plug-ins and the Eurocryor refrigerated cabinets.

The event was a must for professionals of the  commercial  sector; a privileged place to become acquainted with the new products from the Epta brands for the Ho.Re.Ca sector. The five days were also an opportunity to present “#EptaExperience is the way for five star quality preservation. Interpretation of the concept at the heart of the innovations of Euroshop, this strap line was coined to highlight the excellent preservation guaranteed by the solutions of the Epta brands, which also boast excellent endorsers.

Epta can count on prestigious partnerships with well-established professionals, who support the performance of the systems proposed. These distinguished collaborations are supported by the supply of high-class equipment for important international media events.

Innovations that amaze for their unique design and unbeatable performance in terms of food safety. The stars of the stand have been the Misa cold rooms equipped with exclusive Epta Food Defence technology which prevents, combats and eliminates numerous types of bacteria, thanks to the special silver ion treatment, for life-long protection of the cold room.

The spotlights were also on the Iarp out of kitchen solutions of Iarp Cool Emotions and Realook Smart Screen, which are distinguished by an elegant style with high-tech forms and created to make impulse buying irresistible inside prestigious bars and ice cream parlours. Lastly, Primo Piano Eurocryor made its debut, a refrigerated cabinet which breaks away from traditional schemes thanks to proxemic aesthetics, designed to bring the consumer close to the counter and guarantee a perception of quality and freshness of the products displayed from any angle, making them even more “appetizing”.

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Epta Iberia Silver Sponsor of Tecnofrío 2017


Epta Iberia is a Silver Sponsor for the second edition of Tecnofrío, a congress organised by Comunidad de Madrid in partnership with ATECYR (Asociación Española de Climatización y Refrigeración) and Fundación de la Energía de la Comunidad de Madrid, that is scheduled to take place on 25 - 26 October. Tecnofrío has positioned itself as a forum for contact and debate on business models, new technologies and the international legislative framework. Its objective is that of sharing experiences and best practices and defining the guidelines for the evolution of the refrigeration sector in the coming years. The subject matters that will be addressed include updates on new refrigerants and systems for improving the performance of systems, while significantly reducing energy consumption.

The event represents the perfect opportunity for presenting to the Spanish market the innovative Full Transcritical Efficiency (FTE) during the course of the two addresses by the Group on the first day. Julio Ferradal Mora, Installations and contracting Director of Epta Iberia will be taking part in the round table dedicated to the evolution of the refrigeration sector and new trends and, subsequently, Diego Ortega Trade Marketing Manager of Epta Iberia will be giving a speech to present the advantages of FTE, an exclusive system that is able to accelerate the innovation and overcome the limitations of traditional transcritical CO2 solutions, by ensuring simplicity and performance all over the world. Indeed, FTE offers energy savings of 10% compared to a standard CO2 booster system and a reduction of installation and maintenance costs by up to 20%.

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Epta accompanies the Customers of the new Viaggiator Goloso in Basiglio on a unique cultural and gastronomic journey, through traditional recipes and typical  products, to rediscover the most authentic flavours every day. Having started as a private brand for the Unes Supermercati chain it has now become a Fascia,The stars of the store are the products and the relationship that has been created with customers,

Costan and Eurocryor branded solutions act as narrators for the story of cultures and territories,  where the finest specialities come from.

The strong points of the store include the aisles of self-service fresh and frozen products, with the new GranVista Next with frameless doors and GranBering Costan: full-glass vertical cabinets that will amaze customers with their clearness and perfect distribution of light, designed to place the emphasis on the wholesome and tasty products on display. Characterised by clean lines, these cabinets give consumers the impression of standing before of a wall of products, that the eye is capable of fully taking in and which can be reached with a single gesture.

For foodies, there are also the delicatessen and butchery departments, featuring traditional Eurocryor Bistrot and Torre cabinets, that were chosen for their elegant and refined style. Design in the spotlight: these exclusive items of furniture place the offer of cured meats and cheeses, as well as Italian and international delicacies and quality meats, at the centre of a fit-out where materials meet taste to win over visitors, thanks to a masterful combination of brightly coloured items.

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Along with its partner Techedge, Epta was one of the winners of the SAP Quality Awards in the Innovation category. The award is evidence of the Company approach based on cutting-edge, professionalism and reliability. The ceremony took place on 17 October at the SAP Forum Milan and the award was collected by Epta’s Project Manager Federica Fecchio.

Epta is focused on technological evolution and combines constant investments in R&D with the new project for the implementation of Epta Service’s e-commerce platform dedicated to the sale of spare parts, with more than 25,000 products in its catalogue. The new platform uses Sap Hybris and was created in partnership with Techedge.

The SAP Quality Awards represent an important result for Epta, in line with the fulfilment of the company’s objectives of being even more reactive and closer to its Customers, by contributing effectively to the success of their business.

The Sap Hybris e-commerce platform confirms the concept #EptaExperience is the way and was created to offer a simple, practical and innovative system for the sale of all spare parts: users will be able to check the availability of components in real time through a rapid search process and will receive products within 48 hours of placing their orders.

The Group has chosen to adopt an e-commerce B2B platform that will improve the online shopping experience of its Customers and enable it to make a leap forward in the process of digital transformation.


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Marco Nocivelli, Managing Director and Chairman of Epta is set to give a lecture at a seminar organised by the Facciamo 31 higher education institute. The lecture on the generational handover is scheduled to be held on 13 October at the historical Castello della Rancia castle in Tolentino (province of Macerata, Italy).

From the difficulties posed by change, to building competitive corporate renewal”: this is the common theme of the speeches which will be delivered during the workshop. Marco Nocivelli will be sharing the stage with Emanuele Preve, Managing Director of Riso Gallo International and Daniele Livi, CEO of FIAM Italia. His contribution will be on how to promote the entrance of the incoming generation whilst sharing the knowledge of existing experts. The aim is to foster stability and, at the same time, give the business a positive boost.

Marco Nocivelli, Managing Director and Chairman of Epta, states:In my view, the generational handover is a key moment in the lifespan of family businesses. As such, this handover has to be thought out, prepared and managed in order to achieve the level of professionalism needed to ensure the company’s continuity and development.” He concludes: “The lessons and sound values my father Luigi Nocivelli handed down to me are an important source of guidance for me and the Group. They ensure that the Epta house will continue to grow on its solid foundations.”

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Epta and Electrolux are renewing their partnership by working together on the new kitchens of the Scuola Europa (European School) of Milan. This state-of-the-art institute promotes the importance of a healthy diet as an essential element of growth and development.

The launch will be held on the evening of 10 October with parents and members of other Milanese schools taking part. The host for the evening will be an exceptional guest, chef Alessandro Polver, a member of the Electrolux Chef Academy who will be entertaining participants with mouth-watering showcooking sessions held in conjunction with Spontini and Pellegrini.

It is a unique opportunity to uncover all the secrets of healthy and nutritious cuisine: hand-picked ingredients that are always fresh, thanks to the use of exclusive Misa cold rooms. Crammed with technology, they are geared towards ensuring the very best preservation and the utmost food safety,  thanks to the innovative Epta Food Defence antibacterial system. This is a special silver ion treatment which guarantees food safety for every kind of product stored in the cold rooms, ensuring the protection is both total and consistent/long-lasting.

The kitchens at the European School are a new initiative conceived by Epta and Electrolux to give a new lease of life to traditional mealtimes. During the last edition of Euroshop, both companies had already presented a sneak preview of their new Shop in Shop concept: a format which combines the pop up restaurant with the take away, and which has already received two major awards, the Retail Institute Award Italy 2017 and Host’s Smart Label 2017 prize.

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