Epta has always been at the forefront in the design of innovative and forward thinking solutions, combining new technologies and a strong commitment to turnkey green systems with the potential to maximise store profitability. To support this approach, and share years of knowledge acquired designing and installing CO2 refrigeration systems around the world, Epta opened a training centre in Bradford, in the United Kingdom, in 2009.

The Epta CO2 Training Centre was created in response to the urgent demand from Retailers for systems using natural refrigerants which will not be phased out under the F-Gas Regulations. Use of these systems depends entirely on a fully trained network of installation and maintenance engineers certified to work with R744, which Epta is now able to support with R744 training courses for professionals both within and outside the Group.

In 2010 Epta training centre courses were certified by the prestigious British City & Guilds organisation, confirming the high standards of training on offer. To date more than 600 engineers have been trained in the CO2 Epta Training Centre, with practical and theoretical lessons in student’s native languages. Within the centre students are able to gain practical experience working with the most advanced CO2 transcritical, cascade and pumped systems, along with heat recovery.