Epta France has won the prestigious Janus de l’Industrie for the third consecutive year for its innovative #EPTAbricks. These are refrigerated lockers that can be installed along the route between people’s homes and workplaces, for example  in stations or in Company’s premises, to enable consumers to collect the fresh and frozen products they purchased on line from retailers’ websites. This is a revolutionary solution that guarantees to conserve items for more than 24 hours and enables retailers to get even closer to their Customers, while reducing their carbon footprint by eliminating home deliveries. Moreover, as a guarantee of the highest level of ergonomics and safety, the #EPTAbricks comply with the PMR and VIGIPIRATE regulations.

This year the ceremony in honour of the lauréats will be held at the Hôtel du Ministre and will be chaired by Matthias Fekl, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, who is responsible for International Trade, as well as the Promotion of tourism and French overseas. It is an opportunity to reward 16 original products in the Industry and Commerce sector, which include Epta France’s E-lockers.

Christian Le Gousse, General Manager of Epta France comments: «We are proud to have been awarded the exclusive Janus de l’Industrie for the #EPTAbricks project, a revolutionary solution we developed by integrating our expertise in commercial refrigeration with the skills of our new Pole for Digital Innovation. Specifically, it wasn’t just the design and production of the first refrigerated lockers that Epta dealt with in-house, as we also produced the dedicated software for the distance monitoring of the #EPTAbricks (ordering of the products and verification that the lockers are functioning correctly), the communication screen on the #EPTAbricks (for the collection process) and the interface program with the Retailers’ websites ». He concluded «It is a complete system that makes as the ideal partner for Retailers who are focused on a multi-channel approach in order to expand the potential of their businesses.»