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The Knudsen Køling hq in Køge

ITALY: Epta has acquired Knudsen Køling, a Danish specialist in the design, installation and maintenance of turnkey refrigeration and CO2 systems.

Based in Køge, around 45km south of Copenhagen, Knudsen Køling has been providing retailers with refrigerated solutions since 1961. Its major customers include the Coop Group, Dansk Supermarked, Dagrofa/Norgesgruppen and Reitan.

Epta is already present in the Nordic countries with its own subsidiaries in Finland and Norway, working directly with major retailers, as well as through a premium network of qualified distributors. Epta says it sees this agreement consolidating its position in the north of Europe, one of the first markets to develop solutions with natural refrigerants. Epta and Knudsen Køling together, have completed more than 1,000 installations of CO2 systems worldwide.

Discussing the deal, Epta’s CEO Marco Nocivelli said: “Since the year 2000 Knudsen Køling has been one of the most dynamic players in Denmark in the development of CO2 systems. The acquisition of Knudsen Køling is a perfect match for our expansion plan to strengthen our presence in the refrigeration market worldwide, through  partnership with leading brands in their respective countries. This is a great opportunity for both parties to share technological expertise and offer the widest portfolio of HFC free solutions.”