About us

Kysor Warren, the brand specialized in Commercial Refrigeration

Kysor Warren, a part of the Epta Group, is a leading brand of refrigerated display cases & refrigeration systems, partnering with customers to bring complete commercial refrigeration solutions to supermarkets and other retailers across North and Central America.

The core business is the design, manufacturing and distribution of efficient and technologically advanced displays and systems used in grocery and convenience stores, with applications in other retail and foodservice sectors.

As demands shift, Kysor Warren partners with customers to deliver tailored solutions with high quality and sustainable products. It is fully committed to offering exceptional after-sales service, along with highly diverse and customizable services portfolio.            

In 2019, Kysor Warren, with a strong reputation for reliability joined the Epta Group, who is known for its innovative spirit and ethics. Creating a merger of reliability and creativity, offering customers the latest technologies in natural refrigeration.

Kysor Warren Epta US is now the third largest American manufacturer of refrigeration products and has a team of 500+ employees in the United States and Mexico, with factory locations in Columbus, Georgia, and a full sales and installation service operation in Tlalnepantla, Mexico

Markets

Supermarkets

To meet and exceed the ever-changing needs of today’s Supermarkets, Kysor Warren offers a selection of quality engineered refrigerated merchandise display cases, commercial refrigeration systems, and other refrigeration components for the food retail industry. Kysor Warren meets a wide range of needs by supplying the supermarket industry with energy-efficient merchandising options that range from multi-deck to island to self-contained display cases for dairy, red meat, and produce departments. All models offer tremendous energy-saving opportunities coupled with the latest technology and reliable technical support.

 

Convenience

As time starved consumers crave quick and easy access to everyday items, small format stores are rapidly moving into providing more refrigerated items such as beverages, frozen foods, and even fresh foods for consumers. Kysor Warren offers cost-effective, energy-efficient refrigerated merchandisers, systems, and solutions for the smaller format markets where customers can conveniently grab ready-made options and refrigerated products. Whether a drugstore, dollar store, or convenience store, Kysor Warren offers cost-saving solutions to help increase profitability and promote sustainability.

 

FoodService

Kysor Warren provides food storage solutions for the foodservice industry. Products offered include dependable cooling systems with precise climate-control capabilities to help preserve the quality of your foods. Our strength is flexibility, allowing us to customize our offering to fit customers’ needs. Our core product offering consists of condensing units, unit coolers, and packaged refrigeration systems, along with electronic refrigeration controls which are designed to improve energy efficiency, maximize space within the walk-in, and reduce operational costs.

 

Mass Merchant

Energy-efficient, unique custom options designed for bulk merchandising to compliment your individual facility. Our refrigerated merchandisers for mass merchants are durable and can sustain the most rugged, high traffic environment all while giving mass merchants the flexibility to store large quantities of products in various sizes. All models offer tremendous cost-saving opportunities coupled with the latest technology and reliable technical support.

A history in the commercial refrigeration

1882

The Origins

In 1882, the “Warren” part of today’s Kysor Warren organization started in Atlanta, Georgia, as Shannen Refrigerator and Butcher Supply Company. H. J. Shannen developed a two-cycle refrigeration system, patented the idea, and began manufacturing meat coolers. The refrigerators were an instant success but production was slow and output was limited to only one or two coolers a month.
 

1890 - 1950

New and constant inventions

In 1909, Virgil P. Warren and his father acquired the small manufacturing company. Virgil was an entrepreneur and led the commercial refrigeration industry with constant inventions, improving the use for ice as a refrigerant and then, in the 1920’s, adapting early methods of electric refrigeration.

In 1922 the company was renamed The Warren Company. By then, the company’s product line had been greatly expanded to include meat coolers, refrigerated counters, candy refrigerators, soft drink boxes, and grocery coolers. In 1950 – Development of color in display cases was introduced. It was through The Warren Company, working with a color research expert and an interior decorator firm, that the revolutionary COLORAMICS color system came into use.

1960 - 1970

Kysor Industrial Corporation

In the 1960’s, Warren engineers pioneered the new concept of supplying refrigeration for food stores which enabled only two systems in a machine room to furnish refrigeration for all refrigerated cases and storage coolers, both medium and low temperature. In 1972, Warren was instrumental in the development and refinement of the Unequal Parallel Compressor System, which permitted a system's capacity to constantly match fixture loads. To this day this method remains the industry standard.

Kysor Industrial Corporation acquired The Warren Company in 1969, and other companies.  The Warren Company was then renamed as the Warren/Sherer Division of Kysor Industrial Corporation. These acquisitions provided Warren/Sherer the first commercially successful open multi-deck frozen food case. Warren/Sherer followed this in 1973 with its introduction of a patented Air Defrost System which combined the vital protection for frozen foods against “product shock” with improved stability and unmatched energy savings, far exceeding the efficiency of gas or electric defrost systems.


 

1980 - 1990

Arrival in Georgia and expansion

In 1984, Warren/Sherer purchased a spec building in Columbus, Georgia and opened there a new plant. In 1988, the Series 2500 was introduced, setting a new case design standard in the industry. In 1989, Kysor Industrial replaced the Warren/Sherer name and logo with Kysor Warren. A change of ownership and acquisition led Kysor Warren becoming part of Berisford, PLC, a leading global manufacturer of food equipment in 1999.

2000's

A new Enodis (solution)

In June, 2000, Berisford changed its name to Enodis PLC, a Latin derivative meaning “solutions”. The Enodis mission is to be the world’s leading food equipment solutions provider whose values are centered around solutions, synergy and partnership. Enodis was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on July 12, 2000.


On January 1, 2002, Kysor Warren relocated their corporate office and all manufacturing from Conyers, Georgia, to Columbus, Georgia. In 2008, Kysor Warren was acquired by Manitowic, who specializes in food service industry, but was later purchased by Lennox International in 2011.

Today

Epta group

In April 2019, Kysor Warren joined Epta, a multinational Group specialized in commercial refrigeration with headquarter in Milan. The establishment of Kysor Warren Epta US rises from two companies that have a shared vision and highly compatible cultures, founded on similar values. The across-the-board skills of the Epta Group and its know-how in the development of natural refrigerant systems dovetail with Kysor Warren long-established experience serving North American Retailers, creating a synergy that is further strengthening the Kysor Warren brand.