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Co-op names Epta UK Direct Supplier of the Year 2017

14/07/2017

Epta UK was recently awarded the prestigious Direct Supplier of the Year 2017 award from The Co-Operative Group, the UK’s largest mutual business owned by over seven million of its customers and the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer, providing also several other services.

In July, Epta UK won the prestigious Direct Supplier of the Year for the third year in a row, in recognition of the excellent performance it has once again demonstrated. Morevoer, over the last few years Epta UK have also won numerous accolades at the Co-op’s annual Construction Awards due to the consistent, quality account management from the team at Epta UK and innovative approach they have with The Co-op.

The Co-op have 2800 stores in the UK of which Epta UK supplies with the highest quality commercial refrigeration, HVAC and Service. The commendation for the award described the account support, the consistency of strong KPIs, and how the winner brings sound supplier partnership input to jointly help the Co-op development programme.

One of the latest developments Epta UK have worked on with The Co-op is the innovative and energy saving Roll In Milk cabinet, shortlisted for the RAC Cooling Awards Retail Project of the Year 2017. In collaboration with Co-op, Epta UK has designed and tested a Roll In Milk cabinet with doors that has minimum impact on current operations. This new design transforms the Roll In Milk cabinet from EEI class D to B, making them acceptable under new EEI regulations, saving energy and cost.

John Austin-Davies, Commercial Director of Epta UK commented, “We are delighted that the teams efforts are celebrated once again and show that our expertise in the industry is being recognised by our key customers.” and concluded “Epta UK continues to value The Co-op as a key customer and looks forward to contributing to its success inspired by the claim “#EptaExperience is the way”. An opportunity to confirm once again our capacity to combine our expertise in innovation and personalisation, offering retailers’ Customers an original and captivating store experience.”