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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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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