MPM Machinery Sro, Miroslav Ondik
MPM Machinery Sro, Miroslav Ondik
Záporožská 7, , Bratislava, Bratislava, 851 01, Slovakia
Initial contact with the supplier:
Type of product(s) being purchased:
Sheet metal machinery, machine tools
Value of the Purchase Order when the incident occurred:
25,001 to 100,000 USD
Destination market of order in question:
Type of Complaint(s):
missed lead times, contract violations, scams & other unethical activities
Stage of relationship with the supplier at the time of the incident:
We came into contact with this machine dealer when looking for possible clients to sell our own machine stock.
He offered some machines that were of interest to us, provided photos, serial plate details, etc and seemed to be legitimate. He originally asked for full payment before receipt of machines, however we negotiated to only pay a partial sum before the machines arrived with us, due to this being the first deal with him. He agreed, and invoices were sent to us, and we sent the payment. In total we placed two deposits with him, for two machines. He promised to deliver the machines to us, and said that we did not need to arrange shipping.
All of the loading/delivery dates he provided turned out to be false, and he provided many lies and excuses as to why we had not received our machines.
In September 2016 we, JTES Ltd, were offered two machines by Mr Ondik. His offer seemed plausible at the time, and detailed photos of each machine were supplied.
The first machine, a 2003 Amada HFE 100-3, was offered on the 15th of September 2016. A contract was formed upon receipt of the invoice from MPM machinery on 19th September 2016. Loading was scheduled for the 26th of September 2016.
The second machine, a 2002 Amada HFT 170-3, serial number NO20219, was offered on 18th of September 2016. A contract was formed upon receipt of invoice from MPM machinery on 20th of September 2016. Loading was provisionally scheduled for late September.
In the following days and weeks many loading and indeed delivery dates were proposed by Ondik, but no machinery has ever arrived with us. After 4 weeks, we sensed that something was wrong, and requested that the contracts be cancelled and our down-payment be returned without delay.
Many more excuses have followed, but, to date, we have neither received machinery nor refund.
I do not find this situation embarrassing in any way, but am determined to stop it happening to others. International trade, of any description, machine tools included, relies on a level of trust. Those who abuse this trust make life difficult for all, and benefit no- one.
We have since proceeded with legal proceedings, and he has given dates to repay our money, and again, these were lies. We have not received our money back.
To exercise extreme caution when buying from a new contact. If possible, check with other contacts if the seller is reliable. Visiting the site of the machine would be ideal, however it is appreciated that this is not always possible due to time and costs.
5 comments on “MPM Machinery Sro, Miroslav Ondik”
We have pay to this man 5 000,- EUR. And now no comunication.
Not sure if you have noticed already, but he has recently intentionally closed his ltd company by merging with others then ‘selling’ resulting company to a ‘fall guy’ from Romania
This is link to record in SK business register:
Best wishes to all victims to recover their money.
We are aware that this is happening but thank you for your update. We have tried to warn our database of machine dealers that he may now be operating under the company name of hedge fund sro instead.
Have you been effected by this company? We are currently seeking legal action and any information you have on this matter would be greatly appreciated. If you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks for your well wishes and informaton,
Unfortunately we had exactly the same experience with this guy Miroslav Ondik from MPM Machinery. We bought 2 machines of him in October 2016, price franco warehouse, and we paid in advance. Since October 2016 we still have to receive 14.000 euro back. He promised us numerous times to pay back and always has Thousand excuses. He is pathological lyer and a cheater. We know a couple of companier more which are victim of this sick man.
Johan van den Berg
Sorry for the late reply, I have only just seen your response.
I would love to discuss your experience with Miroslav Ondik in more detail, as at the moment we are taking action against him and know of around 5 other machine tool dealers who have also fallen victim to his lies. Your experience sounds very similar to the experience we had with him.
If you could email me at email@example.com that would be great, and I can provide you some more information of our case against him, if you would like to be a part of it.