Epta was awarded a special mention for the RevUP Family by Costan and Bonnet Névé for the prestigious German Design Award 2016, organized by the German Design Council, today in its fifth edition. A jury composed of a pool of experts, coming from all over the world, has nominated the winners of the single categories, who will receive the coveted honour the 12 February in Frankfurt, during the Ambiente 2016 international fair.

The German Design Council, which is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, is a foundation with more than 200 members, including Designers, Associations and Institutions; it considers design a key factor in business development and communicates added value through exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications, in Germany and worldwide. One of the main objectives of this exclusive centre of expertise is to identify, represent and award excellence in design that stands out for its originality and aesthetic refinement: for this reason, in 2012 the German Design Award was established and has become one of the best-known and appreciated competitions in the world.

More specifically, Epta was awarded the Retail Category prize for its RevUP line of cabinets, which is capable of furnishing an entire sales outlet with a single family of products. The RevUP Technology was designed to revolutionize the latest display concepts in order to strengthen the Retailers’ business, creating a new image of the Cold segment in the consumer’s mind, with an eye to visibility, comfort, energy savings and a completely new look. Finally, the new line is the ultimate expression of “The Epta Way UP: preserving food value” concept, by which Epta is committed to ensure perfect food preservation and display, promoting its value and safety.


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Rendez-vous in Sirha 2015 with Epta Pro and Iarp


With their brands Epta and the EptaPro specialists, Epta will hold a lead role at Sirha, the most important international event for the food service and hospitality industry, scheduled for January 24th through 28th in Lyon, France (Hall 5, Stand 5D61).

This trade fair will be the opportunity for EptaPro to present exclusive offers aimed at refrigeration specialists, who will be able to have a hands-on experience with the Group’s solutions.An unmissable opportunity for Iarp too: this event will showcase Iarp’s new plug-in solutions devised for the Horeca business, products that stand out with their stylish design and unparalleled quality.

With in excess of 3000 exhibitors from 31 countries across all 5 continents, 54 pavilions and an exhibition area of 130.000 m², Sirha’s 31st edition remains a key event for the entire Horeca world, where tomorrow’s trends are unveiled.

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Epta Group is awarded the Janus de L’Industrie for the second year


2015 opens with one more success for Epta who have been awarded the prestigious Janus de L’Industrie for the second year in a row. This award honours products for their innovational design and the tangible benefits they create for end users.

In 2014 Epta amazed the jury with RevUP, the revolutionary technology applied to the cabinets GranVista Costan and SkyView Bonnet Névé and this year’s leading role goes to Impact, a new refrigerated display solution devised by Eurocryor and Epta Concept. Impact won the jury’s appreciation because of its compliance with the renowned "5 E’s" (economy, ergonomics, aesthetics, ethic and emotion), i.e. the criteria established by the jury members.

Impact is the result of close collaboration between Epta and Carrefour for the development of an unprecedented solution, capable of integrating the self-serve presentation of pre-packed perishable foods with the serve-over display of highly perishable items in one equipment possessing high aesthetic qualities and meeting the requirements of functional design.

In this respect, highly developed ergonomics is a further strength of the Impact cabinet: with cabinet height at approximately 1,30m, operator re-stocking tasks are streamlined and also consumer access is made easier.

As Christian Le Gousse, General Manager at Epta France puts it: “Having received the exclusive Janus award for the second time has made us very proud. This bears witness to Epta’s effort to create cutting-edge solutions combining a sophisticated contemporary design with highest environmental sustainability and ease of use.”

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Epta has actively partnered up with Federazione Anima, who will be present at the Italian Pavilion of Expo2015 through Confindustria's Special Project (the Italian Industrialists' Federation). This partnership is developed through three important actions aimed at promoting the Italian industry world-wide.

In the first place, the Group has contributed to the set-up of FabFood, la fabbrica del gusto italiano (the Italian flavour factory), an exhibit devoted to sustainable industrial food curated by the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci of Milan, that Confindustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, will host at Expo 2015 in Palazzo Italia.

This ten-stage journey full of exciting games and activities will be a unique experience for visitors, who will be guided to discover, explore and experience every aspect of the agri-food chain. Sounds, colours and images will assist the guests in each area of the exhibition to reflect on the global challenges of food safety & security.

Moreover, Federazione Anima shares a communication space with Epta in their new website dedicated to the Universal Exposition. This prestigious showcase will enhance the Group's brand image through content and videos; among these, the interview with William Pagani, Group Marketing Director, stands out. In this video he introduces the company and spotlights the focus of “The Epta Way Up: preserving Food Value”, the concept underlying the innovations promoted by Epta.

Lastly, a videoclip was shot in co-operation with Rai (Radio Televisione Italiana), which illustrates the highlights of Italian technology. Through the Costan brand, Epta unfolds its leading role with the equipment installed at the Italmarkt stores of Brescia and Conad of Bagnolo Mella (Province of Brescia), among which the new GranVista cabinets of the RevUP Family are noteworthy. This video, translated into eight languages, may be viewed on Rai's web channel and social media throughout the entire length of the exposition.

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Epta to sponsor Retail Energy 2015: design has never been this green


Epta welcomes you to the third edition of Retail Energy, a one-day event organised by the International Research Institute, to be held on May 27th at Atahotels Expofiera in Milan, Italy. This event will focus on energy conservation and the design of retail store layouts. It will be an unmissable opportunity for engineering departments, energy managers and decision makers in the Retail & Food industry to compare notes.
Epta will make two contributions, one on Refrigeration & Climate Control, the other on Retail outlet layout. For the first Maurizio Orlandi, Epta Innovation Centre Manager will join the workshop dedicated to food refrigeration systems and HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning). Then William Pagani, Group Marketing Director and Giorgio De Ponti, Designer at Epta Innovation Centre will exemplify “How to confront the challenges of in-store display" providing insight into one of the Group's success cases, Impact: this award-winning cabinet, which received the Janus de L’industrie 2014 in France, combines the sophistication of a contemporary style with top environmental sustainability and ease of use.

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Epta collaborates with Masterchef: Epta’s Costan, Eurocryor and Misa brands in the cooking talent show spotlight


Costan, Eurocryor and Misa hold a leading role in the fourth season of MasterChef Italia. This strategic partnership combines technological and culinary excellence, to support the quality of the dishes created by the aspiring chefs.       

This show is all about creating cooking masterpieces using recipes that only the most expert cooks can tackle, now sustained by the best food preservation solutions offered by Costan, Eurocryor and Misa.

Costan, always synonymous with top quality and efficient solutions, is a real star just like the chefs, because of its numerous certifications, especially Eurovent.  
Style, design and display versatility are, on the other hand, features that single out Eurocryor and its range of serve-over refrigerated counters. These are modern and stylish cabinets incorporating innovative technology.
In turn Misa guarantees the quality of ingredients while preserving their organoleptic properties, therefore not only the aesthetics of form but also perfect efficiency. A star in the HoReCa business, Misa specialises in the production of commercial cold rooms and has earned a reputation synonymous with food safety.

“This partnership with MasterChef Italia makes us even prouder of our solutions. Highest quality and display elegance are for us essential assets, factors that rank us among the most important actors in Commercial Refrigeration for the Retail and industries worldwide. Excellence in excellence: this is what true technology is about, to serve the great Italian art of cooking”, in the words of William Pagani, International Sales & Marketing Director at Epta.

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The installation of an EptaBlue system and Costan-branded refrigerated cabinets  Lion, Rossini RDA, Elephant and Galileo, has recently been completed in the Despar store at Via Montello 44,  Treviso, Italy. It is a neighbourhood supermarket covering 400 m², perfect for the daily purchase of fresh and super fresh groceries, in an atmosphere that recalls the typical shops of old.

The DESPAR consortium has a continuously expanding sales area of 775,000 m² in Italy and a retail turnover of 3.5 billion Euros. Its main focus is on guaranteeing top product quality, thereby proactively contributing to the development and protection of the region, along with its environment. Respect for these values encouraged Despar Italy to choose Costan as its partner for the purposes of restyling the Treviso store.

To meet the requirements of the client for a system working on water-condensation and suitable for small stores to replace the existing equipment, Costan decided to supply EptaBlue Waterloop: a system that converts any cabinet from remote refrigeration to plug-in, easy to install thanks to plug&play connections and a closed water circuit. The major plusses of this solution are: a reduction in energy consumption of up to 25%, increased refrigeration efficiency, a 40% improvement in TEWI and a 75% reduction in the refrigerant gas charge and water consumption, with a ROI of 8 months. Lastly, Despar also opted for Epta remote surveillance service, available 24/7 and for the relevant cabinet maintenance service, which guarantees superior service continuity over time.

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Simple. Easy. Fast: these are the concepts that characterise Bennet's new position in the market and which inspired Costan in planning and installing the new Rossini Design refrigerated cabinets, i.e. fully customised equipment to revolutionise the fresh food department of the new Colle Umberto hypermarket, in the Province of Treviso, Italy.
Streamlined style, creative design, complete display consistency. Rossini Design's modular quality, flat glass and steel features have made it possible to use one cabinet type to display all kinds of food products: bread, fish, sausages, cold cuts and even meat, while ensuring a striking overall appearance. The high aesthetic appeal of Rossini Design perfectly matches the projects sustainable credentials: these cabinets are part of a broader project including a pumped CO2 system that makes it possible for the entire building to achieve a Class A energy rating. Aesthetics meets technology, to ensure spectacular food freshness while fully respecting the environment.
The supply is completed by: total glass GranVista multideck, whose distinctive features are sensational design and energy efficiency; Elephant and Tortuga for frozen products; Keplero, for centre and promotional areas.

With complementary design, ease of product access and purchasing: in line with the new format, Rossini Design thus enhances the Fresh Food Department, i.e. one of the strengths of the new Bennet shopping path, created to put emphasis on the chain's specialties and to increase brand loyalty.

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Eurocryor will be on stage at the 14th edition of Tecno&Food, to be held in Padua, Italy, from November 30th through December 3rd. With over 20,000 visitors this biannual trade fair is the most important event in North-east Italy for Ho.Re.Ca. professionals. It represents an important opportunity to share and compare notes on best practices e and market trends with the industry's experts and opinion leaders.

Eurocryor will be in the Tecno area, which is devoted to innovation and equipment for the industry. The company will present Dynamic System, a revolutionary technology designed specifically to boost sales of high-margin products like meat.

This trade fair will host a number of events and meetings, aimed at promoting Italian know-how, an area in which Eurocryor holds a leading role among the great names that have turned excellence into a hallmark of the "Made in Italy" brand.

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Epta will be a Gold Sponsor at the sixth edition of ATMOsphere Europe 2015. This event, a meeting place for opinion leaders and experts in the HVAC&R industry (Heat Ventilation Air conditioning Cooling & Refrigeration), will be held in Bruxelles on March 16th to 17th. It is the place where the latest technological news in terms of natural refrigerants, market trends and reference standards are shared and discussed.

This is a challenge but also an opportunity for the guest speakers, who will be called to present their successes in the European market, through projects selected  for their innovational content and the expertise developed in the field on the use of natural refrigerant like CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons, air and/or water.

Sustainability, originality and measurability: these are the criteria used in project selection. Preferred projects will be endorsed by the results of tests performed on actual installations and will contain best practice tips for future applications. Also, preferred case histories will be those providing data about the effect of refrigerants on the systems' Coefficient of Performance (COP) compared to traditional set-ups as well as energy cost, planning, implementation and life cycle data. Special focus will be given to examples located in Southern Europe, a warmer region presenting interesting challenges.

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