The origins of Costan date to 1946, when brothers Mario and Alberto Costan set up a first artisan workshop in Turin to produce iceboxes and refrigerated cabinets.
The first innovations
The first innovative proposal was a traditional cabinet: the lower part had a refrigerated area to hold stock, the upper area was a worktop protected by curved glass for product presentation. A short time later, the first coldrooms were produced thanks to the widespread need of shops to store goods.
The Italian "Boom" signed Costan
In the 1960s a cutting counter is presented for the first time in stainless steel with tempered glass: its name is Gran Luce and it is patented. It marked the beginning of the company's great business success.
The international turning point
Thanks to increased demand and to the progress made by technical innovation, in the early 1970s the plant is moved to Limana, in the province of Belluno, where equipment for commercial refrigeration is now produced.
In continuous development
In the late 1980s Costan becomes part of the emerging Epta Group owned by Luigi Nocivelli, of which it still represents a historical brand of the product.
Towards a strong group identity
Technological evolution and collaboration with the other companies of Epta Group lead to the birth of new and increasingly modern products.
Epta: an increasingly cohesive group
In the 2000s a cohesive group is fully up and running in terms of production, organisation and values. Epta is officially born in March 2003, and the plant of Limana is enlarged with new departments.
The excellence of Costan products is recognised by different awards, including the German Design Award 2016, presented by the German Design Council to Costan's RevUP family for its sophisticated design and excellent performance
A new goal
The German Design Council awards Costan products yet again: the Outfit family receives the German Design Award 2020 for the innovations represented by the traditional Velvet cabinet.