#EPTAEXPERIENCE MAGAZINE: THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN EPTA AND LARGOCONSUMO

26/05/2017

Retail in the face of modern markets and consumers’ smart evolution: this is the topic covered in the #EptaExperience magazine, a section insert made by Epta in collaboration with Largoconsumo, one of the most important retail magazines in Italy.

The dossier, presented at Euroshop but still up to date, provides a comprehensive overview of retail market trends including interviews with European retailers, manufacturers and designers, such as Coop, Carrefour, Electrolux, Lactalis, and also presents the innovative Epta solutions launched at Euroshop.

#EptaExperience magazine is fully downloadable at the following link

 

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EPTA, AMONGST THE TOP COMPANIES FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, WINS CONFINDUSTRIA’S IXI AWARD

23/05/2017

At the National Innovation Day held on the 20 September, Epta received the “Imprese X Innovazione– Andrea Pininfarina” (Businesses 4 Innovation- Andrea Pininfarina) award from Confindustria. This prestigious award is bestowed on the 21 best Italian businesses that have demonstrated the ability to maintain and increase their competitive lead by investing in all-round innovation.

The IXI Award is organised in conjunction with the Giuseppina Mai Foundation, Intesa Sanpaolo bank and the technical support of the Associazione Premio Qualità Italia (APQI- the Italian Quality Award Association). It has the distinction of being the first in Europe to have adopted the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) innovation parameters

Marco Nocivelli,Chairman and Managing Director of Epta S.p.A, declared: “We are proud to have won this important award. It encourages us even more to continue the growth process we have embarked upon. The award views innovation as a vital competitive lever; and it is in fact a key factor of the Group’s assets and one which should be preserved and enhanced.” He concluded, “It is an acknowledgement of the dedication and successes of our whole team, whose passion, creativity and team spirit have allowed us to pursue ongoing evolution, offer the market new products and services and optimise internal processes, with an end to constantly improving the company as a whole.”

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FOOD&HOTEL VIETNAM and HOFEX: A DOUBLE APPOINTMENT WITH MISA

08/05/2017

Epta had a double appointment in the Far East with its brand Misa, at Food&Hotel Vietnam, between 25 and 27 April in Ho Chi Minh dedicated to the Food & Hospitality segment in the Indochina area, and at Hofex, the unmissable biennial trade fair for all Ho.Re.Ca. operators interested in the Asian market, that  took place between 8 and 11 May in Hong Kong.

Misa attended the fair in collaboration with AM Group – a company that has been active in Asia for years in the luxury hotels sector as a provider of catering equipment – to present its flagship solutions, including KLM, the mini Misa cold room available in 35 models with different depths and internal heights, making it ideal for optimising space while always ensuring the best preservation of foodstuffs. 

Finally, in order to improve the food safety of the products being stocked, KLM and all the Misa solutions are treated with the innovative Epta Food Defence antibacterial system that uses silver ions. This technology is able to prevent, combat and eliminate numerous types of bacteria, including the better known and most dangerous species. The antibacterial properties are applied to the sheet metal used to manufacture the cold rooms, providing complete protection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the life cycle of the cold rooms.

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A new approach to natural refrigeration: Epta presents FTE to Retail & Food Energy

28/04/2017

Epta is a Gold Sponsor at Retail & Food Energy 2017, scheduled to take place on 18 May at the Ata Hotel Expo Fair in Milan. The convention, now in its 5th year, will provide an important opportunity for participants to get up to speed, as well as giving experts and technical managers the chance to exchange research and case studies they will then be sharing with participants. The general aim is to guarantee a sustainable future for the major retail distribution network. 

The programme involves plenary sessions and panel sessions on a given theme, one of which includes Climatization & Refrigeration in Retail and the Food Industry. Epta will be taking part in this round table with a speech by Francesco Mastrapasqua, Refrigeration Systems Marketing Manager, and Alvise Case, Energy Manager at Costan. Together they will illustrate the strengths and main advantages of the transcritical CO2 FTE system, a sneak preview of which will be given at Euroshop 2017.

The innovative FTE (Full Transcritical Efficiency) system (patent pending in Italy and Australia) drives a new approach to natural refrigeration. It combines simplicity with reduced costs and better performance standards in any climate condition when compared with traditional booster units. 

Francesco Mastrapasqua, Refrigeration Systems Marketing Manager at Epta, states: “Industry’s role is to make technological innovations available on a large scale”. He adds: “Our development runs along the lines of Simplifying, Globalising and Industrialising. Over the course of the years we have notched up a vast amount of knowledge and direct experience of all the existing solutions. FTE overcomes all the limitations of traditional transcritical CO2 systems. It is not a technical solution, but instead a new business model to make natural CO2 refrigeration the new technological standard which is accessible and sustainable for everyone”.

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SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION BETWEEN EPTA AND MED FOOD AT TUTTOFOOD

28/04/2017

Epta and Med Food together at TUTTOFOOD: an internationally renowned setting, the trade fair scheduled from 8 to 11 May will be a perfect place for presenting this collaboration between two experts of the sector, Epta, a multinational group specialized in commercial refrigeration and Med Food, a company with twenty years of experience in the rental of plug-in units throughout Italy. (Pav. 1, stand T01 S04)

The initiative fits in perfectly with the “#EptaExperience is the way” philosophy, with which Epta once again confirms the company’s ability to combine cutting-edge technology, expertise and reliability to produce excellence, so as to stand out in the market as a trustworthy partner and contribute to the Customers’ success in the Food&Bev, Ho.Re.Ca. and Retail segments. The collaboration with Med Food is an important opportunity for the Group to be able to guarantee service that is more complete than ever. The traditional design and supply of modern and appealing high-performance systems from the IARP and Costan brands is now complemented by consultancy with high added value for the rental of built-in cabinets. First-class service that accompanies the Customer in the choice of the most suitable solution in terms of logistics, delivery and installation, and includes the possibility of availing of specialized technical assistance and collection of the cabinets at the end of the rental. 

The Epta brand solutions conceived as a service: the plug-in units Joy 30 and Glee 45 from the IARP Emotions Range, Valzer Next, Chorus and Festival Costan proposed at TUTTOFOOD are ideal for eye-catching installations at events to launch new products, or for promoting goods in temporary shops. The semi-vertical Joy 30 units and the vertical Glee 45 units – also available in the Winery version – stand out for their elegant, high-tech lines and the special blue LED lighting on the outer profiles, helping to attract the attention of the consumer towards the articles and thus stimulating impulse buying. Furthermore, thanks to the introduction of digital printing directly onto sheet metal, the cabinets can be completely customized, to meet the requirements of every venue, boosting the image and the earning potential of Customers in the Food & Beverage and Ho.Re.Ca. sectors.

Valzer Next Costan is a blend of uncompromising style and state-of-the-art technology, which combines the tremendous aesthetic value of stand-alone cabinets with the flexibility of a plug-in, offering more rational management of the display space thanks to increased capacity of up to + 8 %.

At TUTTOFOOD Costan will also be presenting its promotional islands in the panoramic version Chorus and the semi-panoramic Festival, which have been created to respond to the retailers’ need to increase impulse purchases. Chorus is available in an Open version for displaying fresh food, and a Closed version, which can be converted for positive or negative temperatures: it features modern and minimalist design and a special lighting system with directional LEDs that transform the products on offer, showcasing the goods at their very best; and then there is Festival, offering all-new energy in a package that combines design and innovative technologies, which allow energy consumption to be reduced by as much as 70% (NT) and approximately 50% (LT/NT), compared to the current open range.

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Refrigeration 2030 Conference: with Epta to write the future of refrigeration

27/04/2017

This appointment with the future of refrigeration is on 17 May, at Refrigeration 2030 in Paris. A one of a kind event organised by the European association Eurovent, in collaboration with Uniclima, Syndicat des Industries Thermiques, Aérauliques et Frigorifiques.

It is an interactive forum where it will be possible to take stock of trends and recent developments in Commercial Refrigeration and cold chain processes. It will be a seminar dedicated to all players from the sector starting with the targets established by the European Union for 2030: a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels, ensuring that there is a 27% increase in energy coming from renewable sources and a 27% improvement in energy efficiency *. The aim is to present concrete technologies and solutions to meet the challenging targets set by the EU laws while also suggesting amendments to regulations.
 
In this regard, Epta will be participating in the section “2030 solutions for supermarkets” with a speech by Francesco Mastrapasqua, Refrigeration Systems Marketing Manager entitled “F-Gas: how to move down the equatorial line and increase the refrigeration system efficiency? Challenges, market-ready solutions and new technological developments”. This speech will be an opportunity to illustrate the new CO2 FTE transcritical system launched at Euroshop. Patent pending in Italy and Australia, which guarantees the highest reliability, functionality and efficiency for Retailers from all over the globe, offering energy saving of 10% (compared to a traditional CO2 system) and installation and maintenance costs up to 20% lower.

*https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/strategies/2030_en.

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TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN BY IARP AT EU’VEND&COFFEENA

14/04/2017

With its brand Iarp, Epta will be participating at Eu’Vend&Coffeena, the biennial trade fair dedicated to vending machines, that is scheduled to take place this year from 27-29 April in Cologne (Stand C026). The vending machines market has been growing constantly, and in Europe alone it has 295 million customers, 3.8 million machines and an annual turnover of 14.6 billion euro. 

Iarp operates in this sector and is fully focused on guaranteeing for its customers a service offering the highest level of interaction and convenience in the purchase experience, by developing innovative concepts to astonish users. In this regard, the brand will be attending the three-day event in Germany with its latest line, Iarp City Collection that is dedicated to ice-creams, snacks and drinks. The Iarp City Collection is the result of the philosophy “#EptaExperience is the way”, and provides new confirmation of the Company’s ability to combine cutting-edge technology with expertise in tailor-made design and reliability, while offering vending machines users an original and engaging experience.

Specifically, the solutions will astonish users with their metropolitan and captivating design: New York, London, Milan and Milano Slave (compact version) stand out for the images of the respective cities on the sides of the machines: this is a concrete example of the infinite possibilities in terms of layout personalisation that can be achieved thanks to the new digital printing directly onto metal sheets. This is also a user-friendly range that plays a key role in incentivising impulse buying. Indeed, the line was devised specifically to improve usability during all purchase phases: from item selection through to its collection. 

Finally, Iarp also uses Fox and Stik logistics components. Fox - which is based on a eutectic plates system that guarantees the highest level of preservation of food and drinks - is an ideal container for transporting supplies of perishable products that are to be loaded into the vending machines. Stik was created as a model to be employed alongside vending machines in order to store items at a temperature of - 30 °. Its main strength is its impressive energy autonomy, as even without electricity the inside temperature remains constant for 48h.

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Epta at Thaifex 2017, The #EptaExperience conquers Asia

14/04/2017

Encounter the #EptaExperience on Epta's Asia Pacific stand at Thaifex - World of Food Asia, scheduled to take place between 31 May and 4 June in Bangkok.

This is the largest event for the ASEAN economic community of the Food&Beverage, technology and Retail sectors that will involve the participation of more than 45,000 visitors and 2,000 Companies from all over the world. Epta will be attending Thaifex, an important showcase for the operators of the food sector, with its brands Bonnet Névé, Eurocryor, Misa and Iarp that offer solutions dedicated to a constantly evolving market with high growth rates of approximately 11%.* (Hall CH1, stand RR-15).

In order to respond to the requirements of the F&B industry and the Retail sector in this region, that is increasingly focused on food safety and a better presentation of foodstuffs, Epta will be presenting some of its flagship solutions, that are the result of the exclusive #EptaExperience. This is the strategy with which the Group has restated its capacity to combine state-of-the-art technology, innovation and expertise in the tailor-made design of its brands systems in order to offer Customers in stores an original and engaging experience. 

The new product range includes the Joy semi-vertical plug-ins and the Delight scooping from the Iarp Emotions Range as well as the New York vending machine for ice-creams from the Iarp City Collection. These two ranges are characterised by a design with elegant and high-tech forms, that contribute to attracting the attention of consumers towards the products on display and incentivising impulse buying. An additional distinctive trait of the two lines is the huge possibility they offer in terms of the personalisation of layout, thanks to the new digital printing straight onto metal sheets.

To promote maximum energy efficiency combined with the use of natural refrigerants, Epta offers the EptaBlue CO2 solution that enables normal and low temperature cabinets and cold rooms to be equipped with an on-board refrigeration unit, to transform them from remote cabinets to plug-ins, by exploiting a water circuit. This solution is 100% natural and completely integrated with the store’s HVAC system that was designed by Epta to respond to the requirements of small and medium stores to limit energy consumption, reduce the installation complexity of refrigeration systems, while guaranteeing an excellent return on their investments.
* http://www.worldoffoodasia.com/press-releases

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