-The Cooling India content team
Epta, a company in the manufacturing of commercial refrigeration equipment, has temporarily closed activities in its four Italian factories in order to comply government orders to stop all non-essential activities to control the spread of coronavirus.
The closure is in force until April 3, but the company’s after-sales, service department and spare parts division will continue to operate to guarantee the necessary support to customers. The Epta factory in Hendaye France is currently delivering finished products, and its UK factory in Bradford is working with limited capacity.
All other plants worldwide are operative, the company says. In addition, all functions not directly linked to manufacturing – including Epta’s HQ in Milan – continue to operate with smart working solutions. “The support and dedication that we are seeing in these days from our employees and stakeholders make us confident that soon we will return stronger than before,” the Epta says in a message to customers.
Meanwhile, the company’s facility in Qingdao in the Shangdong province of China, is now getting back to business normality, Epta says