Effective August 30th 2019, Epta SpA has acquired Sofrico, a New Caledonia-based company specializing in systems, cabinets and cold rooms for commercial and industrial refrigeration.
With this acquisition, Epta, an Italian refrigeration OEM focusing on CO2 systems, strengthens its operations in the Asia-Pacific region where it already has a presence in Australia, China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
“We are proud to welcome Sofrico to our Group,” said Gennaro Gentile, general manager of Epta Asia Pacific. “It confirms our desire to continue to strengthen our market share in strategic areas with high growth potential. This acquisition will make it possible to deliver to the Pacific Region the latest technology in refrigeration and know-how in the use of natural refrigerants such as CO2.”
“We are excited to join the Epta family,” said Jérôme Lajouanie, engineering director of Sofrico – a company that offers design, sales and contracting services. “The combined strength of Epta’s portfolio and Sofrico’s engineering expertise will boost CO2 technology expansion in Polynesia, Vanuatu, Fiji Islands, Samoas and the wider Pacific Region. Our presence and turnkey approach can increase the reliability of the refrigeration systems and consolidate long-term partnership with our clients.”
Epta is a multinational group that operates brands such as Costan, Eurocryor and Kysor Warren. The group’s Full transcritical Efficiency (FTE) CO2 system has now surpassed 250 installations worldwide.
This acquisition will make it possible to deliver to the Pacific Region the latest technology in refrigeration and know-how in the use of natural refrigerants such as CO2.”– Gennaro Gentile, Epta