A conference on the project will be held virtually on July 1.
EPTA GROUP PROFILE
Epta, multinational Group specialised in commercial refrigeration, has a very strong and well balanced competitive position worldwide, in terms of geographic distribution and of business area coverage, thanks to its brands: Costan, Bonnet Névé, Eurocryor, Misa, Iarp and Kysor Warren. Headquartered in Milan, Epta employs a staff of about 6,000 employees, with an annual production capacity of 230,000 units and a turnover of 908 million Euros in 2020. By combining the expertise and the unique skills of each brand with systematic research and development, the Group has the ability to anticipate the most innovative global trends to help Retail, Ho.Re.Ca and Food&Beverage sectors achieve excellent levels of performance.
An international company with the additional distinctive factor of a widespread presence, guaranteed by strategic commercial offices in more than 40 countries and 11 production sites, covering more than 330.000 m² floor space, for an ample availability of products worldwide. The sites are located in: Limana, Solesino, Casale Monferrato and Pomezia, Italy; Hendaye, France; Bradford, UK; Columbus, US; Rosario, Argentina; Corlu, Turkey; Quingdao, China; and Cha-Am, Thailand.
A competitive edge that embraces the entire Refrigeration market and looks with interest to Emerging Countries, where Epta is already well-established and has achieved a high degree of recognition.
The Group’s Policy for development and expansion is based on the acquisition of brands that are leaders in their respective market segments/countries and on constant investment in technology and innovation for 125 million euro in the last three years.
Epta combines the design of cutting-edge and sustainable products with innovation of service/system and process. This vocation is aimed at offering the widest and most complete range of solutions for commercial refrigeration, thus consolidating the Group’s leadership in supply, installation and maintenance of systems, both directly and through an extensive network of distributors worldwide.
Emissions of greenhouse gases at global level are set to increase in coming years, above all due to developing countries which will have access to the cold chain to transport and store food products and to conditioning systems to protect themselves from a world that is heating up. Recent studies show that to respond to the requests of the global market 19 HVAC&R units a second will be installed in the next 30 years. (Source: Toby Peters, Professor in Cold
Economy, University of Birmingham). Choosing natural refrigeration will increasingly become a must to help contribute towards lowering the carbon footprint. Europe is opening the road to technologies able to combat climate changes with the goal of driving the transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050, as required by the recent European Green Deal. To support Retailers, Epta System Engineering has studied ideal system solutions for every project: technologies which look to the future, to direct the sector towards eco-friendly alternatives.
The Budapest store’s transcritical system reduces energy usage by 10% compared with a traditional CO2 system, says Epta.
Five stores in the southern U.S. will use FTE technology to increase efficiency in warm climates.
The manufacturer made the decision after finding success with installations in the country.