The history of Epta France started with the company Bonnet: established in 1830 as a manufacturer of industrial catering equipment, in 1930 Bonnet became established in the refrigeration industry for food retailers; in 1988, with the company Satam Névé, it joined the soon-to-be Epta Group and became Epta France.

Over time, Epta France S.A. developed and grew: today it employs approximately 450 people in France, between the registered offices of Hendaye and the Chatou site.

Its presence is strategic in France, where it has earned a reputation as a reliable and expert partner for all prime local and international retail chains.

The focus of the company is on the design, development and marketing of products by Bonnet Névé, Costan and the other Epta Group brands.

Among other facilities, the Hendaye site has an R&D centre, a training centre, a cabinet design and industrialisation centre, automated manufacturing lines and a 400 sq.m showroom in which the Group's products are exhibited.

Passion stirs the professionals at Epta France in their pursuit of customised, always innovative refrigeration solutions, to respond to the requirements of partners and consumers. This was the key to the development – in the last few years – of refrigerated display cases and cabinets with an extremely successful design, able to provide the utmost profitability through optimised product presentation. The service offered to the client is comprehensive and fully customisable: assembly, installation, retrofitting and the entire range of after-sales service.

This is made possible by a sales staff of 100, all devoted to serving clients.


Assurance that comes from certifications:

The excellence of the Epta Group is reflected in the standards of Epta France and assured by high-profile certifications:

EN ISO 9001 – that endorses its quality control system

EN ISO 14001 – that defines the environmental management standard (SGA) that Epta France uses for the Hendaye factory and the Chatou offices.

OHSAS 18001, for Occupational Health and safety.

EN ISO 50001, for Energy Management