EPTA IBERIA PLATINUM SPONSOR ALLA XIII EDIZIONE DELLA IIR - GUSTAV LORENTZEN CONFERENCE ON NATURAL REFRIGERANTS

18/05/2018

Epta Iberia sarà Platinum sponsor della XIII Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference, in programma a Valencia tra il 18 e il 20 Giugno 2018. L’evento si svolgerà presso l’Università Politecnica di Valencia ed é organizzato dall’IIR - International Institute of Refrigeration. Il meeting sarà l’occasione per confrontarsi con i principali esperti del settore HVAC&R sugli ultimi studi e i nuovi sistemi green che permettono di applicare le tecnologie sviluppate per i Paesi Nordici anche nei climi temperati.

L’intervento di Epta Iberia verterà sulla presentazione dell’FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency System, una delle soluzioni più innovative offerte da Epta, con cui l’Azienda apre la strada ad un nuovo standard nell’ambito della refrigerazione naturale a CO2. Un sistema semplice e disponibile in tutto il mondo su scala industriale, che supera gli attuali limiti della tecnologia transcritica, garantendo performance eccellenti anche a temperature elevate, come quelle della Penisola Iberica. Con un risparmio energetico medio del 10% rispetto ai tradizionali sistemi a CO2, l’FTE garantisce inoltre costi di installazione e manutenzione contenuti.

Epta Iberia si configura quindi come il partner ideale per i Retailer del mercato spagnolo nel complesso panorama dei refrigeranti sintetici: infatti, oltre a proporre il nuovo FTE, ad oggi vanta numerose installazioni a CO2 transcritico, confermando di avere l’expertise necessaria per garntire ai propri Clienti, non solo soluzioni che assicurano elevate prestazioni tecniche, economiche ed una significativa riduzione della carbon footprint, ma anche un servizio dall’elevato valore aggiunto. In totale, sono già più di 20 le installazioni firmate Epta in Spagna che funzionano a CO2 in cicli booster adattati per climi caldi e combinati, all’occorrenza, con i sistemi di climatizzazione.

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Epta celebrates 90 years of expertise in commercial refrigeration in the UK

16/05/2018

Between 16th and 18th May Epta will be celebrating its presence in the United Kingdom as well as its history in commercial refrigeration, which began 90 years ago in 1928 with the founding of George Barker. From cold rooms to the first serve-over cabinets, the company has succeeded in evolving and diversifying its offer to stay ahead of the market by producing solutions - including highly bespoke products - that combine design and technology. Over the years, since George Barker joined the new Epta Group in 1999, with the acquisition of Cold Service in 2014 and the creation of Epta UK in 2017, the company has consolidated its know-how and is now a leader in the United Kingdom in the design, installation and maintenance of complete Refrigeration and Air-conditioning systems for the Large-scale Retail, Ho.Re.Ca and Food & Beverage sectors.

Epta UK has over 400 employees and operates with a production plant in Bradford, and offices in Bradford and Ringwood. To complement business activities and share the knowledge it has developed over the years in the production and installation of CO2 refrigeration systems, it opened the City & Guilds certified Epta CO2 Training Centre in Bradford that will also respond to the ever-increasing demand from the market for systems that use natural refrigerants.

As confirmation of its commitment to offering cutting-edge systems, Epta UK received an award at the prestigious RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2017 for its exclusive FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency system. Other recent awards include the Direct Supplier of the Year 2017 from The Co-Operative Group - the U.K.’s largest co-operative - which demonstrates the results that have been achieved thanks to fruitful partnerships.

The celebrations for Epta’s 90th anniversary will take place over three event-filled days that will be an opportunity to remember the milestones of this story of successes, and illustrate the most recent innovations - discussing future projects with Customers and everyone who has contributed to the success of Epta UK.

During the course of the event, one particularly important moment will be the unveiling of the Showroom within the historic Bradford premises, that will be attended by Marco Nocivelli, Chairman and CEO of the Epta Group. The Showroom will be used to showcase new offerings from brands George Barker, Costan, Bonnet Névé, Eurocryor, Misa and Iarp and will be used as a Conference Hall for presenting technological innovations and Epta Service, aside from a section dedicated to the Epta CO2 Training Centre.

These three days will also be an opportunity to further improve team spirit, through award ceremonies for employees celebrating 40 years working with the company, and promote the values the group has always embraced, such as solidarity: in this regard, Marco Nocivelli will be describing the various ventures promoted by Epta UK in support of Cancer Research UK, that will be presented with a cheque for £7,000.

The last of the three days will be an Open Day for Families and people from the city of Bradford who will be given the opportunity to visit the site and made to feel an integral part of a story that has been built on passion, dedication and teamwork.

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Novità a Venditalia, con New York Chef Iarp il pranzo è servito!

08/05/2018

Epta partecipa con il suo marchio Iarp all’11 edizione di Venditalia, fiera biennale internazionale dedicata al settore della distribuzione automatica, in programma dal 6 al 9 Giugno presso Fieramilanocity (Pad 3 Stand E63 F62). Molte le novità di questa edizione, con più di 270 espositori attesi su un’area di oltre 32.000 m2. Il Gruppo Epta sarà presente con uno stand dedicato alle due aree di riferimento per le vending Iarp:  una con soluzioni pensate per un ambiente urbano, e un’altra, con focus sulle zone ristoro.

Fiore all’occhiello dell’offerta Iarp, la vending New York per gelati, da oggi disponibile anche con alimentazione a propano R290, a garanzia di prestazioni elevate e ridotti consumi. Venditalia sarà anche l’occasione per scoprire in anteprima New York Chef  inedita versione progettata per promuovere le vendite di monoporzioni di piatti pronti surgelati da consumare durante la pausa pranzo, dalle zuppe alla pasta al forno.

Completano lo stand Epta le vending London, Barcelona e Milano, che stupiscono per il design metropolitano e accattivante e disponibili anche con  i profili delle rispettive città sui laterali, esempio delle infinite possibilità di personalizzazione, realizzabili grazie alla stampa digitale direttamente su lamiera. Degni di nota i due modelli Master e Slave di Milano, che permettono di raddoppiare lo spazio espositivo con una seconda vetrina, pilotata da una singola pulsantiera.

Le vending sono parte della gamma Iarp City Collection, frutto della Plug-in power, claim che riassume la filosofia ed i punti di forza del brand: elevata affidabilità, eccellenza e capacità innovativa. A tal proposito le vending Iarp si distinguono per la loro facilità di utilizzo, che gioca un ruolo fondamentale nell’incentivare l’impulse buying. L’illuminazione a LED e la porta full glass senza cornice valorizzano gli articoli in presentazione, la pulsantiera luminosa e il display touch concorrono a potenziare la customer experience e ad incrementare le vendite.

Infine, Iarp offre anche alcuni componenti di logistica: Fox, basato su un sistema a piastre eutettiche, per assicurare la migliore conservazione di cibi e bevande, é un contenitore ideale per il trasporto dei rifornimenti di prodotti deperibili da caricare sulle vending e Stik ideato per essere inserito a fianco dei distributori per lo stoccaggio degli articoli a -30°. Il suo punto di forza é l’elevata autonomia energetica che gli permette,  in caso di assenza di corrente, di mantenere la temperatura costante per 48h.

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EPTA ASIA PACIFIC AT FHA, AN APPOINTMENT WITH EXCELLENCE

13/04/2018

Epta Asia Pacific participated in Food & Hotel Asia 2018 on 24-27 April at the Suntec Singapore (stand H6K1-01)! An opportunity to discover the novelties from its brands Costan, Bonnet Névé, Eurocryor, Misa and Iarp that were designed to improve the business of its customers operating in the Food&Bev, Ho.Re.Ca. andRetail sectors in the Asian market.

This trade fair is held every two years and aims to be a meeting place and point of exchange for international professionals. It comprises six events Bakery & Pastry, Food Asia, Hospitality Style Asia, Hospitality Technology, Hotel Asia and Speciality Coffee & Tea, making it the most complete event in the Food & Hospitality segment in Asia, thanks to the wide selection of products and services.

Epta Asia Pacific attended Hotel Asia, to present an extensive offer dedicated to the Asian market, which is focused on refrigerated solutions able to combine design, a green spirit and the highest level of attention to food safety.

The systems on display included Passion Iarp, a plug-in cabinet for ice cream, with high-tech forms and exclusive blue profiles. The cabinet is the ideal complement for the Cool Emotion Range, and is designed to satisfy the flexibility requirements of all premises and improve the image of Food & Beverage and Ho.Re.Ca operators.

Melody/Glide Costan & Bonnet Névé also featured, the highly transparent cabinets for drawing attention to frozen products and incentivising impulse purchases in stores by creating original islands, with a back to back combination of plug-ins.

Also on display was the Misa cold rooms, technologically advanced solutions combining the highest food safety and high flexibility and functionality. Available in an infinite variety of configurations, they are designed to optimise spaces and be easy to install in any type of environment.

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Innovation never stops at the Limana production plant

09/04/2018

Limana, 9 April 2018Epta, the multinational group specialising in commercial refrigeration, today unveiled its Multi-Purpose Exhibition Space in its Limana production plant. The event was attended by the press and Local Authorities, represented by the Mayor of Limana Milena de Zanet, and the Chairman of Confindustria Belluno Dolomiti, Luca Barbini.

The development of this Space is part of wide-ranging strategy involving major investments for the company with the aim of improving its presence in the market. By positioning itself as a benchmark for Customers, Suppliers and Employees, the new showroom will be a showcase for “touching by hand”, discovering and appreciating the technology and quality that have always characterised products from Epta’s brands.

Today’s event will be an opportunity to look back at all the recent accomplishments. The plant has continued to receive major investments, totalling approximately 10 million euro in the last two years, with the aim of adopting Industry 4.0 technologies and improving the production processes. The new Glassware Department, which opened in 2016, generated 80 new workplaces and will help us to achieve a further increase in production capacity by the end of 2018. The aim of the plan is to achieve a continual improvement in both environmental terms through maximising the safeguarding of resources and energy efficiency, as demonstrated by the 50% reduction in energy consumption per unit produced, and in terms of the development of our staff. Indeed, it is through the commitment and desire of all our employees and co-workers that we can now celebrate this important result: the production of one and a half million units since the opening of the Limana premises in 1972.

This success deserves to be celebrated, thanks also to the Multi-Purpose Exhibition Space: this is a modern and dynamic environment of 600 m2 that is broken down into a main building, which serves as a showcase for new releases from the brands Costan, Bonnet Névé, Eurocryor, Misa and Iarp, a Training Centre & Test Space and a Conference Hall. It also has an area for the presentation of the most recent technical and technological innovations and Epta Service, the Group’s brand that specialises in post-sales services, to offer Customers a fully comprehensive service.

Marco Nocivelli, the Chairman and CEO of the Epta Group commented: “We are proud to share this important production target and our new project with our guests. With this multi-purpose space we wanted to create an environment that would reflect the identity and values of the Company.” and he concluded “Our objective is to contribute to transforming Limana into an internationally renowned hub, in which to meet Customers and professionals from the sector and discuss the latest technological targets and success stories.”

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EPTA FOR VILLA DEI VESCOVI, A NEW PROJECT WHICH SUPPORTS FAI

30/03/2018

Quality and excellence have always been at the forefront for Epta, on a par with its commitment to responsible social progress and environmental protection: concrete values that have underpinned its participation, since 2015, in the membership programme Corporate Golden Donor of FAI Italian Environment Fund – to protect the national heritage.

A virtuous initiative which finds new expression in supporting the three-year plan 2018-2020 of Villa dei Vescovi, an elegant early 16th century building donated by Maria Teresa Olcese Valoti and Pierpoalo Olcese to FAI in 2005. Inspired by classical themes and surrounded by the landscape of the Euganean Hills, it communicates with the frescoes of the rooms to create harmonious fusion between nature, art and architecture.

Marco Nocivelli, Chairman and CEO of Epta declares: “I am proud of our new collaboration with FAI which contributes to preserving our cultural heritage. The choice of Villa dei Vescovi is based on the desire to strengthen the bond between Epta and these areas, where the Group is historically present with the production facilities of Solesino in the province of Padova and Limana in the province of Belluno”. He concludes “In this way, we confirm our commitment by participating with FAI in the multidisciplinary research project which awards scholarships for the University of Padua".

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F-gas Regulation, Epta is ready to beat the challenge

16/03/2018

January 1st 2018 marked the second step to reduce fluorinated gases (HFC) by reducing availability – leading to significant reduction within Europe compared to 2014 levels, as established by EU regulation 517/2014 of the European Commission (F-gas Regulation). This measure has effectively decreed the progressive elimination of HFC with the highest GWP, including R404a, used throughout  the refrigeration sector. The F-gas Regulation, as well as scheduling the next phase down dates for the final overall 80% emission reduction by 2030, states additional requirements to drive significant reductions  in the number of  gas leaks and  suitable treatment when the systems reach the end of their useful operating life.

The exclusive FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency, with which the company opens the way to a new standard in natural CO2 refrigeration, stands out among the most innovative solutions offered by Epta, a multinational group specialised in commercial refrigeration. This is a simple system, available on a large scale, which extends the current limits of transcritical technology, ensuring the best performance in any climatic condition  FTE can lead to upto  10% energy saving when compared to a traditional booster systems and up to 20% reduction in maintenance costs.

To further confirm the sustainable approach of Epta and its commitment in supporting Customers in adopting HFC free solutions, 100% of the remote cabinets of the Group’s brands are already available in CO2, a natural refrigerant with minimal global warming potential (GWP) of 1. Epta has also renewed the ranges of plug-ins of all its brands with versions powered by R290 propane, or other refrigerants with low GWP.

To update the systems already installed and to respond to the European F-gas directives, Epta  offers professional retrofitting with the replacement of old pollutant refrigerant gases in favour of modern lower environmental impact refrigerants, entrusting themselves to the EptaService brand. Epta Service boasts the best support teams: expert technicians that offer all-round consulting, proposing remote monitoring programmes and maintenance, an e-commerce platform for spare parts and a high value-added Customer Service.

The brand presents a package of targeted interventions to extend the life of the systems and supports Customers in all stages of the process. Following an accurate assessment of user needs and the choice of the most suitable solution, Epta Servicesets up the new system and relative hardware and software updates on the store, fills it up and switches it on again, with specially developed low GWP blends to best match the systems,  as well as recovering and safely disposing of the old HFC used.

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