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Latest news of Epta UK

05/04/2017

There was more success for Epta UK, which was amongst the winners at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2016 - the prestigious event for the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector - following on from the awards it picked up in the 2006, 2009 and 2014 editions.

Specifically, the Environmental Collaboration of the Year award went to Trailblazer Employers Group and was collected by John Austin-Davies, the Commercial Director of Epta UK in his capacity as Chairman of the Employers Group, along with Miriam Rodway, CEO of the IOR (Institute of Refrigeration). This is a programme funded by the UK government that involves the cooperation of companies from different sectors in the development of new guidelines for training apprentices to a defined standard. For the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector the IOR invited 11 Companies to take part in the Apprenticeship Trailblazer Project, including Epta UK. The objective is that of setting high standards of training for apprentices based upon real market requirements and promoting technological development, while improving attention to environmental issues.

The feedback from the judges for the RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2016 on this venture was very positive: “The project represents one of the most significant developments in our market segment. This collaboration is the most important of its kind and will have a relevant impact in the promotion of a new approach towards environmental sustainability, and in its contribution to honing the skills of future generations of engineers.”

Moreover, the Jury also had a high regard for the collaboration between Epta UK and The Co-operative Group - a leading retail chain in the UK – for the creation of the retail store in Horwich (Greater Manchester). The collaboration stemmed from the EU FP7 CommONEnergy project and was one of the finalists in the categories, Retail Project of the Year and Low Carbon Achievement.

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17/03/2017

Weatherhead Supply Chain Hero Award 2017

In February 2017 two outstanding Epta UK colleagues, Dougie Brook & Nigel Manning, were recognised as the winners of the Weatherhead Supply Chain Hero Award 2016.

Working on Co-op sites, from small central locations, to large supermarkets on the South Coast, these colleagues have been celebrated for always being on their game, delivering 100% and making their customers feel valued; an example of Epta Installations working in a team effort to satisfy the customer requirement.

 

Alan Betts, Installations & Supply Chain Director UK commented:  “Well done to both Nigel and Dougie, for the exceptional continuation of a job well done for both the Coop installations and the reputation of Epta UK in this market place.”

Known as “The Refrigeration Dream Team”, Dougie & Nigel have been recognised for going the extra mile; a team that behave in a way which supports the colleagues around them. Their role has been vital to Weatherhead’s success.

Weatherhead are one of the Co-op’s Principle Contractors, winners of the Co-op Awards 2016 Project of the Year.

This is an achievement that Epta are very proud to celebrate, and this award highlights the excellent standard of service delivered the group.

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13/03/2017

Epta thanks all those who came visit its stand at Euroshop 2017, the largest Retail sector fair in the world which took place in Düsseldorf, where it presented all the latest products from its brands Costan, Bonnet Névé, George Barker, Eurocryor, Misa, Iarp and Knudsen Køling, as well as the exclusive Epta Service for post-sales assistance services.

The event was also an opportunity to confirm once again the Group’s capacity to combine the expertise, innovation and personalisation of the solutions presented by its brands, offering Customers an original and captivating store experience. The strategy is encapsulated in the claim “#EptaExperience is the way”.

William Pagani, Group Marketing Director for Epta, commented: “Epta positions itself on the market as a trustworthy partner able to offer Retailers complete solutions that set themselves apart through their reliability, high quality and cutting-edge technology, which thus establishes the centrality of Customers and the Group’s attention to satisfying their every requirement. We have always worked with the key players of the Retail Sector to revamp food areas, transforming them into spaces for interaction and discovery, where Consumers can experience unforgettable, enjoyable and gratifying moments, including from an aesthetic perspective” and he concluded “Our objective? To transform stores from Points of Sale to Points of Experience and transport Customers to a new emotional and engaging shopping dimension.”

 
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02/03/2017

Epta has launched the new #EptaExperience APP, that was developed for Euroshop 2017 in collaboration with BT and Eit Digital. The application is available on Google Play and App Store and represents the digital strategy for “#EptaExperience is the way”, but is a limited taster version of the app. It is a concept through which Epta has confirmed once again its capacity to combine expertise, innovation and personalisation of its brands’ solutions, to offer Consumers a unique and engaging experience and transform retail spaces from Points of Sale to Points of Experience, contributing to Retailers’ commercial success.

The APP is already available to enable users to view teaser content and get “a taste” of the experience they will be able to enjoy in Epta’s exhibition space from 5 to 9 March (Stand A60 – B60, Pad. 16). Thanks to the beacon technology, when visitors arrive at the stand the full version app and will become a digital guide to accompany them on an immersive tour to discover new refrigerated solutions and systems with state-of-the-art technology. The interactive presentation will have insights into special partnerships, in-depth information on new products and services and exclusive videos and fun moments, allowing visitors to truly discover the unique #EptaExperience.

Download the #EptaExperience! APP now:

https://play.google.com/store

https://itunes.apple.com/it/genre/mac/id39?mt=12

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19/01/2017

Epta will be waiting for you at Euroshop 2017, the largest Retail sector fair in the world scheduled to take place on the 5-9 March 2017 in Düsseldorf (Stand A60 – B60, Pav. 16), to present all the latest products from its brands Costan, Bonnet Névé, George Barker, Eurocryor, Misa, Iarp and Knudsen Køling, as well as the exclusive Epta Service for post-sales assistance services.

The event will also be an opportunity to confirm once again the Group’s capacity to combine the expertise, innovation and personalisation of the solutions presented by its brands, offering Customers an original and captivating store experience in an environment which stimulates all five senses. The strategy is encapsulated in the claim “#EptaExperience is the way”, which is an evolution of the concept “Eptology, the Epta way UP!”.

William Pagani, Group Marketing Director for Epta, commented: “Epta positions itself on the market as a trustworthy partner able to offer Retailers complete solutions that set themselves apart through their reliability, high quality and cutting-edge technology, which thus establishes the centrality of Customers and the Group’s attention to satisfying their every requirement. We have always worked with the key players of the Retail Sector to revamp food areas, transforming them into spaces for interaction and discovery, where Consumers can experience unforgettable, enjoyable and gratifying moments, including from an aesthetic perspective” and he concluded “Our objective? To transform stores from Points of Sale to Points of Experience and transport Customers to a new emotional and engaging shopping dimension.”
 

Watch the video "#EptaExperience is the way to Euroshop 2017"

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25/05/2016

Epta will participate as Gold Sponsor in ATMOsphere Europe 2016, the industry event bringing together HVAC&R (Heat Ventilation Air conditioning Cooling & Refrigeration) operators, on 19th and 20th April 2016. With over 300 stakeholders expected to attend, the two-day conference is dedicated to the world of natural refrigerants and for its seventh year is expecting the highest attendance ever.

 

Next year's event will bring great changes, starting from the location.  In 2016 Barcellona will succeed Brussels, original venue of ATMOsphere Europe, reflecting the evolution of the green gas market and the increasing interest in the design of solutions dedicated to warmer climates. There will also be sessions on "hot" topics such as: HVAC applications, training, Horeca industry, commercial and household refrigeration.

 

William Pagani, Group Marketing Director of Epta commented: “ATMOshpere 2016 is an important occasion for getting up-to-date with the industry, exchanging views with experts and with representatives from the European Commission and governments of numerous EU countries. The conference will also give us the opportunity to share our success case histories on the installation of natural refrigerant systems with suppliers, end users and leading HVAC&R experts with a view to developing new synergies."

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25/05/2016

Epta will be  sponsoring the XII IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference, to be held in Edinburgh from 21 to 24 August 2016, at the new Conference Centre built for the occasion at the heart of the Heriot-Watt University Campus. Maurizio Orlandi, Manager of the Epta Innovation Center and John Austin-Davies, Commercial Director of Epta UK and a Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration will give a speech during the conference.

The Conference will be organised by the Institute of Refrigeration, an independent charitable organisation first founded in 1899 as the “Cold Storage and Ice Association”. It brings together around 2,000 professionals working in the field, and constitutes a resource of primary importance for developing refrigeration technologies that promote the wellness of the public at large.

This event, of global stature, will be focusing on the future of natural refrigerants, such as water, ammonia, hydrocarbons, air and CO2, along with their very latest applications geared towards energy saving and maximum respect for the environment. It will also be dedicating attention to alternative cycles.

The Conference programme will also include over 120 speeches, distributed throughout the three-day event, to examine the topic of natural refrigerants both in professional terms and on a purely scientific level. The event will be attracting an international audience with end users, stakeholders, systems manufacturers, university researchers, entrepreneurs, contractors, installers, designers, consultants, component producers and technology suppliers all taking part.

Sustainability, the challenges of tomorrow and their solutions: the Conference will provide an invaluable opportunity for an in-depth analysis of how using natural fluids makes it possible to tackle the increasingly stringent global, political, regulatory and economic challenges when it comes to safeguarding the environment.

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20/05/2016

Epta will be back again this year at the National Convenience Show with its brands George Barker, Cold Service, Iarp, Eurocryor and Costan to present all of the novelties dedicated to retail sector, from convenience, petrol forecourts to cash&carry stores and sandwich shops to cafés. (Stand C39)

 

The three-day event, which will be held at the NEC (Birmingham) between 18 and 20 April, has confirmed its status as the main English trade fair for the convenience store market. It is an important occasion for understanding recent market trends, changes in consumer trends and for developing new business opportunities. In order to maximise interaction between all the operators within the sector, the National Convenience Show 2016 is scheduled to take place at the same time as another three events: Food & Drink Expo, Foodex, Farm Shop & Deli Show and will involve more than 300 exhibitors.

 

Adrian Westrup, Sales Director Epta UK states: “Epta will be present at the National Convenience Show 2016 which is a key event for presenting its innovative, compact and low environmental impact plug-in cabinets for chilled and frozen temperatures. These have been designed to respond to the requirements of the rapidly growing convenience store market in the UK. This is a market that Epta is looking at with great interest as studies have confirmed it now comprises 51,000 retail outlets and had a total turnover in 2015 of £37.7 billion in our Country.*”  

 

*Source: Local Shop Report 2015 http://www.acs.org.uk/download/local-shop-report-2015/

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