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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The FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency system produced by Epta received the prestigious RAC Cooling Industry Award 2017 in the category of “Refrigeration Innovation – System and Standalone” and was highly commended for the international achievement of the FTE System. The RAC Cooling Industry Awards are a benchmark event for the cooling and air conditioning trade. They were established to reward businesses that have distinguished themselves on the market with their environmentally sustainable and innovative initiatives. The ceremony for the thirteenth edition was held on 27 September during a gala evening at London’s Hilton on Park Lane.

A preview presentation at of FTE was made at Euroshop. It is a 100% natural system capable of overcoming the current limitations of transcritical technology, and has been designed to be installed in any climate conditions. Simple, global, industrialised and reliable, it guarantees energy savings 10% higher than traditional booster systems, and installation and maintenance costs which are up to 20% lower. Thanks to the special characteristics of the FTE, Epta is now able to offer a new approach to natural cooling by turning CO2 into a sustainable technological standard within everyone’s reach.


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Epta SpA has consolidated its presence in Central Europe through the acquisition of Libre Sp. z o.o. Sp.K. in Poland, a company specialized in distribution, installation  and after sales  for commercial refrigeration equipment.  Libre is also an important partner for international retailers and local chains.

This operation is in line with the Group’s strategy to guarantee a direct presence in countries with high growth potential (real GDP growth in Poland 3-4% in the 2014-16 period), maximizing synergies. Thanks to the acquisition of Libre, the Group will be able now to propose turnkey solutions, directly offering control of  planning, system engineering, installation and after-sales service.

Marco Nocivelli, Epta’s Chairman and CEO, declared: “We are proud to welcome Libre to our Group. This acquisition confirms our interest in Central and Eastern Europe, where we are already present with a well known technical and commercial premises in Budapest, Hungary, allowing us to pursue solid development in this area. Poland is a very attractive market with great development opportunities both for the Epta Group as well as for international retailers already present in the country. The retailing system is already well established and we believe that medium and independent retailers will have opportunities in the future as well.

This process will grow interest and will increase the need for technological innovations,  new design,  quality and low-environmental-impact products, that can be provided by our brand’s solutions.

The closing has already been completed and became effective on 31st  August 2017.

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“We opted for Epta Deutschland because of its expertise in furnishing top-flight stores, as well as the unique design and outstanding performance of the solutions the brand produces. We particularly like the Bistrot counter and the Torre and Rondelle modules designed specifically by the Eurocryor brand, which showcase the freshness of our meats and the selection of fine international cheeses. These solutions really make the difference and attract the customer’s attention to the products on display, encouraging purchases,” comments Sven Stiegler, owner of Edeka in Frankenthal. Opened in 2015, the store keeps growing: last year turnover was up +30% on the previous business year, and a further expansion of the sales area totalling around 700 m2 is in the pipeline.

The store features refined furnishings, a vast range of around 20,000 products and a welcoming atmosphere. The assisted service departments stand out: they are the perfect example of the art of customisation which Epta Deutschland offers. Combinations of sophisticated colours and materials underscore the quality of the dairy produce, meats and deli meats available inside the Eurocryor cabinets. The elegant front panels in light wood of the traditional Bistrot cabinets alternate with the fully-glazed Torre cabinet, which has suprisingly transparent surfaces. Room has also been made for the exclusive Rondelle sections in steel: this ingenious solution with a rotating top has been designed to promote cross-selling of snacks and sauces, to be served as an accompaniment to cheeses.

The stars of the self-service area are the Bonnet Névé SkyView and Proxima positive vertical cabinets. The SkyView is a special corner version: highly simplified forms and flawless illumination guarantee a high-impact yet neat effect, heightening appeal and the bright colours of the cans and bottles on display.

A further strong point of the store is its entrance, dominated by a Proxima cabinet which welcomes customers with the ingredients for a quick meal such as cold pasta dishes, salads, grilled cheese and the new vegan range. The 5-metre cabinet has been designed with the modern consumer in mind; those in search of satisfying meals but with little time to dedicate to shopping and cooking.

The installation is rounded off with a transcritical CO2 unit with heat recovery, guaranteeing the Frankenthal Edeka heating and hot water 365 days a year, as well as the remote monitoring service provided by EptaService to guarantee that consumption rates are optimised to best effect.

Watch the gallery on Bonnet Névé and Eurocryor products!

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With its brands Costan and Misa, Epta will again be the supplier for this year’s edition of Top Chef Italia, the renowned culinary talent show produced by Magnolia for Discovery Italia that will be aired every Thursday on NOVE (Channel 9 on the digital terrestrial platform). Sixteen professional chefs will compete against one another under the watchful gaze of the dreaded Michelin-starred judges Annie Féolde (Enoteca Pinchiorri, three Michelin stars), Giuliano Baldessari (Aqua Crua, one Michelin star) and Mauro Colagreco (Mirazur, two Michelin stars), for the sought-after title in this second edition of Top Chef Italia and a prize of 50,000 euro in gold coins. The contestants will have to face four challenges during each exciting episode, where they will try their hands at both their own personal creations and in reinterpretations of traditional Italian classics: little works of art that are able to generate a harmony of the senses, including through the precious contribution of the Epta branded solutions!

The Group provided the Costan Opera and Sound Green cabinets and the Misa KLM cold room with Epta Food Defence. As “allies” of the contestants, these systems contribute to maximising the experience of the chefs while, at the same time, making the tasting experience of the judges truly unforgettable. This is thanks to the Opera vertical plug-in and the Sound Green Costan cabinet, which combine a high level of performances with superior protection of foodstuffs, a large display area and the  highest level of ergonomics. The result is the perfect visibility of the food items, which assist chefs in one of the most critical phases in the preparation of a recipe, i.e. the choice of the right raw materials.

Moreover, the Misa KLM cold room ensures the preservation of the nutritional qualities, colours and aromas of the foods, for ingredients that are always extremely fresh and dishes fitting of real top chefs. All of this is guaranteed by the exclusive Epta Food Defence technology, an antibacterial system designed for the highest food safety of the items stored inside the cold room, for a complete protection lasting for their entire shelf life.

This prestigious collaboration with Top Chef Italia is further testimony of the fact that the creations of Epta’s brands are designed and manufactured with the utmost focus on the value of the experience. This concept is summarised appropriately by the claim “EptaExperience is the way”, through which the Group confirms once again its ability to skilfully combine expertise, innovation and personalisation of the systems offered by its brands, to offer a truly unparalleled experience and engaging experience for all users of its solutions.

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Epta provides a new look for Nordiconad La Rotonda in Modena


Style and high performance welcome customers in the food area of the recently refurbished Nordiconad La Rotonda in Modena. For the restyling of the hypermarket, the fascia chose to rely on Epta and the flagship solutions of its brands Costan, Eurocryor and Misa. The main objectives of the refurbishment were, to give the sales spaces in the hypermarket a strong harmonious identity, reflecting the display format that characterises Conad stores and, at the same time, to achieve a major reduction in energy consumption.

The solutions offered by Epta proved to be the winning choice in ensuring the right balance between design, functionality and performance. The undisputed star of the fresh food area is the new GranVista Next of the Granfit range produced by Costan, provided in a Closed version within the aisles and in the new Open version in the end units. This sophisticated cabinet was chosen for its unrivalled visibility – thanks to full-height windows, panoramic ends and frameless doors – as well as its intrinsic versatility, that makes it ideal for highlighting all types of products; from dairy products and cheeses, to fresh pasta, to cold cuts and meats. A further advantage of GranVista Next is its high level of sustainability: it is in fact the first remote cabinet to be certified in class A+ by the Eurovent-Certita Certification programme.

With their play of contrasts in volumes, materials and transparencies, the traditional Rossini Design by Costan are perfect for emphasising the depth of the range and quality of the items in the Cold Cuts & Delicatessen and Butcher’s area. The windows stand out for their minimalist style and greater ease in identifying items, in both the serve-over and self-service areas., The utmost attention to detail that Epta demonstrated in this project is underlined by a special glass cold room produced by Misa in the meats area, used for the maturation of the highest quality cuts for true gourmet.

Finally, another touch of class in the fresh foods area is Impact by Eurocryor, which was customised for the Nordiconad Patisserie. With its  delicate forms and discrete light wood finishes, it embodies and enhances the conceptual spirit of the store. The solution is designed to  integrate  the presentation of self-service, fresh, pre-packaged foods with extremely fresh serve-over products, in a single piece of furniture that offers the highest aesthetic and ergonomic value.

The supply and fit-out was completed with the tele-monitoring service offered by EptaService, which is operational 24/7. This highly flexible and personalised system ensures predictive diagnostics and prompt interventions in the adjustment of the system’s parameters, to offer the highest level of energy efficiency in the running of the Modena store.

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The Epta Group’s contribution to the European CommONEnergy project


Epta is in Brussels for the final conference of the CommONEnergy project which, funded by the European Union, proposes to transform supermarkets from paradigms of the consumer society into concrete examples of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. “Cost-competitive deep renovation of shopping centres: technologies and drivers for EU policies” is the common thread of the addresses that will be given on 7 September with the goal of presenting the main results of the last five years of research. Epta’s Innovation Centre Manager Maurizio Orlandi will be among the speakers to illustrate the technologies and systems developed by the Group in the framework of CommONEnergy.

It is thus an opportunity to introduce the advantages of Epta’s latest innovations, including FTE (Full Transcritical Efficiency), an industrialized refrigeration system suited to any climatic condition that combines simplicity and performance, ensuring an energy savings of 10% (compared to a standard CO2 booster system) and up to 20% lower installation and maintenance costs.

Epta’s role in CommONEnergy is also seen in its promotion of a systematic approach aimed at ensuring a drastic reduction of energy consumption, as was the case at the Coop Alleanza 3.0 of Modena Canaletto. In detail, the Group proposed CO2 solutions able to integrate refrigeration with store systems, making the sales outlet a concrete model of n-ZEB (nearly-Zero Energy Building).

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The Group is celebrating a new milestone: our LinkedIn community now has 10,000 followers!

A special thanks goes to all the people that follow us every day: the increasing number of “Likes” encourages us to share information on quality, provide talking points, comment on the trends within the sector, details on the latest news within the company and on new special ventures. These include the regular appearance of #eptaroundtheworld, a selection of the most significant fit-outs from all over the world, fascinating videos and interviews with the management of the Group, as well as the recent addition of news relating to the EPTAcademy training programme that was developed in collaboration with SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Roberto Piccinelli, Epta HR Director declared: “We are very happy to have reached this important target; 10,000 followers is an exceptional result that we have reached in a short period of time and reflects our increasing brand awareness within the biggest professional network in the world.” and he continued “For us LinkedIn is an ideal platform for promoting our initiatives and the  growing attention towards our internal human resources and the constant investments on the development and training of our staff. It also enables us to come in contact with the most talented profiles in the network and supplement our team with new resources to support us in overcoming the challenges presented by the refrigeration market”.

If you haven’t already done so, join our community today and find articles from #eptaroundtheworld, #eptaexperiencequality, video interviews and events all over the world!


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Epta is preparing for important events with the future of natural refrigerants as the Group was the Gold sponsor of ATMOsphere Australia in May as it will be at ATMOsphere Asia and ATMOsphere Europa in September.

These are acknowledged internationally as being the most influential events in their respective geographical areas and will represent an opportunity for meeting all of the operators of the HVAC&R sector, as well as Representatives of the Governments of numerous countries to discuss the latest technological targets and smart-green success stories.

William Pagani, Group Marketing Director of Epta stated: “Guaranteeing for Retailers complete solutions, that are 100% natural and able to combine high performances, maximum energy saving and the best promotion of products is the challenge that commercial refrigeration has to overcome in order to establish itself as the “invisible and integrated partner”. Retailers need to continue to be competitive.” He added: “It is a challenge for the market, but an opportunity which Epta has been able to seize. The Group offers a wide range of CO2 solutions that were designed to surpass the current limitations of transcritical systems, sized for any store format and suitable for use in any climate. After its launch at Euroshop 2017, the ATMOsphere congresses will be another chance to present the advantages of our exclusive transcritical CO2 FTE (Full transcritical Efficiency) - that is patent pending in Italy and Australia.

Read the news dedicated to the FTE for more details

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