Commercial refrigeration company Epta is to deploy a state-of-the-art digital network to support its global operations and future growth plans.
Delivered by AT&T, the software defined network for Epta and its operating companies will allow the Italian-based company, including its Bradford office in the UK, to streamline customer service and drive further collaboration across its brands.
Epta’s core business is the supply, installation and maintenance of complete systems for commercial refrigeration for the retail, food and beverage and hospitality sectors. The new SD-WAN network will replace the company’s current IT environment, which utilised different vendors and technologies.
The manufacturer believes benefits will come from the flexibility and speed that SD-WAN should bring, allowing the company to adapt the network to manage market and business needs.
Epta Group chief information officer, Alexander Stewart, commented: “We chose AT&T because of its past level of service and structured approach to reducing the risks of having unreliable services in the future.
“We also consider AT&T’s vision and global presence to be a value in supporting our future growth. Once the technology is deployed, I believe we will be able to rely on virtually seamless, highly secure and highly reliable services to support our global brands into the future.”
AT&T Business’s regional president for EMEA and Latin America, John Slamecka, said: “Our team’s relationship with senior leadership at Epta was pivotal to them entrusting us to deliver a new, modernised global network.
“The solution will allow Epta to pivot to a high-performance culture and to showcase a clear value for IT services, from that of a support role to one of a key player in the company’s growth strategy. It will also reduce costs, driving greater efficiency and value for their business.”