ALL THE EXCELLENCE OF TASTE, WITH EPTA AND VIAGGIATOR GOLOSO

19/10/2017

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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EPTA WINS THE SAP QUALITY AWARDS WITH TECHEDGE THANKS TO EPTA SERVICE’S NEW E-COMMERCE PLATFORM

18/10/2017

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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A SUCCESFUL GENERATIONAL HANDOVER: MARCO NOCIVELLI AT THE FACCIAMO 31 EVENT

11/10/2017

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 BACK TO SCHOOL FEATURE IN THE KITCHENS OF THE EUROPEAN SCHOOL

09/10/2017

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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FTE ELECTED WINNER OF THE RAC COOLING AWARDS 2017

28/09/2017

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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THE EPTA GROUP CONSOLIDATES IN CENTRAL EUROPE AND ACQUIRES LIBRE SP. Z O.O. SP.K. IN POLAND

15/09/2017

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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QUALITY IS SERVED: EPTA DEUTSCHLAND FURNISHES EDEKA, FRANKENTHAL

14/09/2017

“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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WITH EPTA, THE TOP CHEF ITALIA KITCHEN... BECOMES A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE

08/09/2017

With its brands Costan and Misa, Epta will again be the supplier for this year’s edition of Top Chef Italia, the renowned culinary talent show produced by Magnolia for Discovery Italia that will be aired every Thursday on NOVE (Channel 9 on the digital terrestrial platform). Sixteen professional chefs will compete against one another under the watchful gaze of the dreaded Michelin-starred judges Annie Féolde (Enoteca Pinchiorri, three Michelin stars), Giuliano Baldessari (Aqua Crua, one Michelin star) and Mauro Colagreco (Mirazur, two Michelin stars), for the sought-after title in this second edition of Top Chef Italia and a prize of 50,000 euro in gold coins. The contestants will have to face four challenges during each exciting episode, where they will try their hands at both their own personal creations and in reinterpretations of traditional Italian classics: little works of art that are able to generate a harmony of the senses, including through the precious contribution of the Epta branded solutions!

The Group provided the Costan Opera and Sound Green cabinets and the Misa KLM cold room with Epta Food Defence. As “allies” of the contestants, these systems contribute to maximising the experience of the chefs while, at the same time, making the tasting experience of the judges truly unforgettable. This is thanks to the Opera vertical plug-in and the Sound Green Costan cabinet, which combine a high level of performances with superior protection of foodstuffs, a large display area and the  highest level of ergonomics. The result is the perfect visibility of the food items, which assist chefs in one of the most critical phases in the preparation of a recipe, i.e. the choice of the right raw materials.

Moreover, the Misa KLM cold room ensures the preservation of the nutritional qualities, colours and aromas of the foods, for ingredients that are always extremely fresh and dishes fitting of real top chefs. All of this is guaranteed by the exclusive Epta Food Defence technology, an antibacterial system designed for the highest food safety of the items stored inside the cold room, for a complete protection lasting for their entire shelf life.

This prestigious collaboration with Top Chef Italia is further testimony of the fact that the creations of Epta’s brands are designed and manufactured with the utmost focus on the value of the experience. This concept is summarised appropriately by the claim “EptaExperience is the way”, through which the Group confirms once again its ability to skilfully combine expertise, innovation and personalisation of the systems offered by its brands, to offer a truly unparalleled experience and engaging experience for all users of its solutions.

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Epta provides a new look for Nordiconad La Rotonda in Modena

07/09/2017

Style and high performance welcome customers in the food area of the recently refurbished Nordiconad La Rotonda in Modena. For the restyling of the hypermarket, the fascia chose to rely on Epta and the flagship solutions of its brands Costan, Eurocryor and Misa. The main objectives of the refurbishment were, to give the sales spaces in the hypermarket a strong harmonious identity, reflecting the display format that characterises Conad stores and, at the same time, to achieve a major reduction in energy consumption.

The solutions offered by Epta proved to be the winning choice in ensuring the right balance between design, functionality and performance. The undisputed star of the fresh food area is the new GranVista Next of the Granfit range produced by Costan, provided in a Closed version within the aisles and in the new Open version in the end units. This sophisticated cabinet was chosen for its unrivalled visibility – thanks to full-height windows, panoramic ends and frameless doors – as well as its intrinsic versatility, that makes it ideal for highlighting all types of products; from dairy products and cheeses, to fresh pasta, to cold cuts and meats. A further advantage of GranVista Next is its high level of sustainability: it is in fact the first remote cabinet to be certified in class A+ by the Eurovent-Certita Certification programme.

With their play of contrasts in volumes, materials and transparencies, the traditional Rossini Design by Costan are perfect for emphasising the depth of the range and quality of the items in the Cold Cuts & Delicatessen and Butcher’s area. The windows stand out for their minimalist style and greater ease in identifying items, in both the serve-over and self-service areas., The utmost attention to detail that Epta demonstrated in this project is underlined by a special glass cold room produced by Misa in the meats area, used for the maturation of the highest quality cuts for true gourmet.

Finally, another touch of class in the fresh foods area is Impact by Eurocryor, which was customised for the Nordiconad Patisserie. With its  delicate forms and discrete light wood finishes, it embodies and enhances the conceptual spirit of the store. The solution is designed to  integrate  the presentation of self-service, fresh, pre-packaged foods with extremely fresh serve-over products, in a single piece of furniture that offers the highest aesthetic and ergonomic value.

The supply and fit-out was completed with the tele-monitoring service offered by EptaService, which is operational 24/7. This highly flexible and personalised system ensures predictive diagnostics and prompt interventions in the adjustment of the system’s parameters, to offer the highest level of energy efficiency in the running of the Modena store.

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The Epta Group’s contribution to the European CommONEnergy project

06/09/2017

Epta is in Brussels for the final conference of the CommONEnergy project which, funded by the European Union, proposes to transform supermarkets from paradigms of the consumer society into concrete examples of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. “Cost-competitive deep renovation of shopping centres: technologies and drivers for EU policies” is the common thread of the addresses that will be given on 7 September with the goal of presenting the main results of the last five years of research. Epta’s Innovation Centre Manager Maurizio Orlandi will be among the speakers to illustrate the technologies and systems developed by the Group in the framework of CommONEnergy.

It is thus an opportunity to introduce the advantages of Epta’s latest innovations, including FTE (Full Transcritical Efficiency), an industrialized refrigeration system suited to any climatic condition that combines simplicity and performance, ensuring an energy savings of 10% (compared to a standard CO2 booster system) and up to 20% lower installation and maintenance costs.

Epta’s role in CommONEnergy is also seen in its promotion of a systematic approach aimed at ensuring a drastic reduction of energy consumption, as was the case at the Coop Alleanza 3.0 of Modena Canaletto. In detail, the Group proposed CO2 solutions able to integrate refrigeration with store systems, making the sales outlet a concrete model of n-ZEB (nearly-Zero Energy Building).

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