Epta at TUTTOFOOD: excellence is served


Epta, with its Iarp brand, is participating at the TUTTOFOOD trade fair (Pavilion 4 TUTTODRINK – Stand T26-T28), an international Food&Bev event organised in conjunction with Seeds&Chips from 6 to 9 May at Rho Fiera Milan. With visitors from 141 countries, in only six editions TUTTOFOOD has established itself as a landmark event in the sector, and as the fastest-growing exhibition on the European scene.


There are two souls in the Epta stand, corresponding to the same number of themed areas, which are enhanced by ad hoc settings: the first is dedicated to the Ho.Re.Ca. and Food&Bev world, and the second to wine bars and pubs. The starring role goes to the Iarp Cool Emotions family, a complete range of plug-in cabinets with high tech shapes that stand out for their LED lighting on the outer profiles and, thanks to the large number of solutions that make up the collection, guarantee the creation of venues with coordinated aesthetics.

Several innovations will be presented, among which the Glee 45 IoT vertical freezer cabinet for packaged ice cream stands out, enhanced as it is by IoT functionality to monitor the cabinet remotely. IoT technology is based on the analysis of the parameters of the cabinets and is used for managing alarms and ensuring predictive diagnostics and timely interventions for maximum energy efficiency and optimal operation. It also provides tailor-made reports and interesting data regarding the sales performance of the counter.


Also worthy of note is the brand-new semi-vertical Joy open 30 Smart Screen, which is equipped with a frontal eye-level LCD screen to display advertising contents and captivating, effective campaigns, making it an extremely interactive plug-in that is able to engage customers actively and improve their shopping experience.

Also proudly on the stand are Excite and Super Excite, compact counters for ice cream that can be positioned on top of the shop counter, and the horizontal glass unit for bulk ice cream, Delight 13, designed to guarantee shops the opportunity to display an even broader offer, with no fewer than 13 trays.


In the section dedicated to pubs and wine bars, the references are showcased by the Iarp Rugiada Wine&Beer solution, a vertical glass plug-in unit with a sleek and compact design that ensures the greatest visibility of wine bottles and craft beers, which can be displayed either vertically or horizontally, and excellent preservation. A solution that combines attention to detail with the greatest customisation, as is evidenced by the choice of the Wood aesthetic.

Customisation is the watchword for all the cabinets on display in the stand: thanks to innovative digital printing directly onto sheet metal, Iarp is able to respond rapidly to all needs, and make every shop unique and original.


Epta will also be present at Seeds&Chips together with its partner Sirap, to present a new project that has arisen from the collaboration between the two brands.

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Epta and Sirapone of the most qualified producers of containers for fresh food in Europe – are renewing their collaboration and participating in the 5th Italian edition of Seeds & Chips, The Global Food Innovation Summit to present a project aimed at promoting a healthy, balanced and sustainable diet.


The event, which is scheduled from 6 to 9 May in Milan in conjunction with TUTTOFOOD, takes up the legacy of Expo 2015 and is proposed as a privileged stage for an international encounter on themes such as food security, food safety and the struggle against food waste, and to reflect on the future of the agri-food system. These are the main themes that will stimulate the debate and will see the involvement of authoritative representatives from around the world. The keynote speakers include the actor Alec Baldwin, who is actively involved in campaigns in favour of the environment, Kerry Kennedy President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, José Graziano da Silva Director General of the FAO and SAR Principessa Viktoria de Bourbon de Parme, supporter of young farmers in developing countries.


In the Forum, Epta and Sirap will propose a speech by Victor Lopes Mascarenhas, Product Innovation Manager of Sirap Group, who will address those present on Wednesday 8 May with a contribution dedicated to the centrality of innovation and research as fundamental levers for the development of sustainable solutions that contribute towards improving food quality, taking the new system that arose from the collaboration between Epta and Sirap as an example.


The combination of reducing the carbon footprint and conscious nutrition will be the fil-rouge within the exhibition section, which will see the spotlights trained on the London Meal vending machine from the Iarp City Collection. This solution has been especially studied by Epta and Sirap to offer customers of shopping centres and users of public facilities, hospitals and common areas a balanced, tasty meal, complete with the beverage of their choice. The strong point of the new distributor is the maximum attention paid to the environment, thanks to the choice of propane - a natural, low-impact refrigerant - and Sirap Meal8 packaging, which consists of different modules to optimise expiry dates according to the type of food, and hence reduce food waste.


Seeds & Chips will also feature other leading Iarp brand solutions, such as the New York Chef vending machine from the Iarp City Collection designed to promote the sale of single-portion frozen ready meals, from soups to baked pasta, to be eaten during lunch breaks. Lastly, the plug-in semi-vertical Joy open for beverages from the Iarp Cool Emotions range, which combines high-tech aesthetics characterised by square shapes and special LED lighting on the outer profiles with the extreme customisation guaranteed by innovative digital printing directly onto the sheet metal, a distinguishing feature of all Iarp solutions.

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Il Gruppo Epta alla scoperta di nuovi talenti


A conferma della centralità delle persone, pilastro per l’Azienda per raggiungere i propri ambiziosi obiettivi, Epta partecipa al Career Day del Politecnico di Torino, in programma per l’11 aprile e al Career Day del Politecnico di Milano del 14 maggio.


Si tratta di interessanti opportunità di confronto tra Aziende, studenti e neolaureati dei Dipartimenti di Ingegneria, organizzate per incentivare l’ingresso dei giovani nel mondo del lavoro. Questi eventi si configurano, inoltre, come un importante momento di incontro per le Imprese, che avranno la possibilità di far conoscere la propria realtà ai nuovi potenziali candidati.


Epta aderisce al progetto per presentare le posizioni aperte nelle sue sedi italiane ed estere. La partecipazione di Epta si inserisce all’interno di un panorama più vasto di iniziative, che ha visto il Gruppo già protagonista di altri format simili, come il 1° e 2° Forum de l’Emploi in Francia, il Networking Forum del MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, la seconda edizione del Career Day dell’Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD) in Italia e IOLAVORO Alessandria, presso il Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione tecnologica dell’Università del Piemonte Orientale DiSIT.

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Epta presents the LIFE C4R project at the 8th Conference of the International Institute of Refrigeration


Epta is sponsoring the 8th edition of the Conference dedicated to cold technologies organised by the International Institute of Refrigeration and scheduled from 11 to 13 April in Ohrid, Macedonia. The main focus of the event will be a comparative analysis of the global growth in the use of natural refrigerants such as R744 and ammonia.


Taking part in the event will be Maurizio Orlandi, Epta Innovation Centre Manager and Helene Bigaran, Epta System Engineer, while Stefano Trabucchi, Innovation Centre Engineer, will take to the floor to address the session dedicated to CO2 refrigeration, with a speech that will examine success stories relating to the optimisation of transcritical water loop technology for freezer cabinets, guaranteeing excellent performance.


The conference will also be an opportunity for Epta to present the Life C4R – Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration - project, featuring FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency, to the expert audience. This initiative, funded by the European Union in accordance with grant agreement no. LIFE 17 CCM/IT/000120, is aimed at defining a new standard for natural refrigeration in the Retail environment. The project intends to demonstrate that it is possible to completely replace HCFCs and HFCs with CO2-based refrigerantsin any climatic or market conditions. In addition to the development of C4R technologies based on laboratory tests carried out by EPTA, the plan for the two-year period 2018-2020 also envisages the installation of two pilot prototypes to be trialled at the premises of end users in Italy and at least four replicas in Romania, Spain and the rest of the EU, for the purpose of validating the performance of FTE, for an expected result of 15% in terms of energy savings, compared to a standard CO2 booster plant.


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Epta makes its entry in the north and central American markets with the acquisition of Kysor Warren



Epta S.p.A. has acquired Kysor Warren - the third-largest US manufacturer of refrigerated display cases and compressorized systems for commercial refrigeration, which has been operating for more than 135 years - previously as a part of Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration, Lennox International Inc.’s refrigeration business. This acquisition will result in the creation of the new company Kysor Warren Epta US Corp.

The transaction is in line with Epta’s expansion strategy, which aims to grow through a combination of organic expansion on one side, supported by a broad product and service offering, with continuous investments in innovation and efficiency, and M&A on the other, with acquisitions of leading brands in their respective countries.

Marco Nocivelli, President and CEO of Epta states: “The establishment of Kysor Warren Epta US Corp. is a milestone for the Group. We have risen to the challenge and we are ready to enter a geographical area that is highly competitive, innovative and with significant numbers: North and Central America are worth over one third of the world refrigeration market.” He continues “This operation will allow us to accelerate our growth plans thanks to the reputation of the Kysor Warren brand that boasts a prominent role nationally, innovative natural refrigerant systems such as those operating with CO2, structured and efficient production facilities and a strong team of motivated experts.

Parke Adamson, General Manager of Kysor Warren states: Epta and Kysor Warren have a shared vision and highly compatible cultures, founded on similar values, such as quality, sustainability, innovation, design and efficiency. The across-the-board skills of the Epta Group and its know-how in the development of natural refrigerant systems will dovetail with our long-established experience serving North American Retailers. This is a synergy that will further strengthen the Kysor Warren brand, which will allow us to grasp, with renewed strength, the opportunities in a dynamic, continuously evolving market.”

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Epta looks to the future with the CRIT partnership


Epta confirms the central role of innovation and technology as fundamental levers to sustain the Group’s growth and enters into partnership with CRITa company specialising in the research and analysis of scientific technical information and the development of pioneering projects. An initiative to build on collaborative innovation and share knowledge and expertise with other prestigious international companies associated to this body.

CRIT operates as a technological development centre for companies, fostering discussion among participants to explore technical and management matters through the exchange of specific best practices and benchmarking. The activities organised by the body include seminars, conventions, training sessions and intercompany collaborative workshops. CRIT also makes available to its members an exclusive network of suppliers, NFA (Network of Approved Suppliers), which has developed into a proper business network over the years. The affiliated companies are directly involved in programming the activities and contribute to the choice of issues to address, which are always tackled with a collaborative approach and the production chain.

Epta has recently taken part in the seminar dedicated to the Digital Twin model which, combining IoT technologies, AI and data analytics with simulation tools, paves the way to the development of new business models aimed at servitization, including predictive diagnostics of systems and machinery, monitoring the quality of manufactured products, design optimisation and product customisation.

On 7 February, the Group will take part in the event on 5G and digital transformation, to explore opportunities and technological challenges posed by the fourth industrial revolution.

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