By Editor Morten B. Reitoft
While some of Marco Corvi's companies in Switzerland are under liquidation, Corvi has been busy in Canada. According to numerous sources - and of course, a statement on www.benpac.com, Amsler Equipment moved to another Canadian company Niigon - now bankrupt. Some customers who paid deposits to Corvi months ahead got upset with the empty promises. Some eventually went to Niigon to take the unfinished machines and complete them themselves. After Benpac was kicked out of the Stans headquarter, we were told that customers were invited to Switzerland to see the equipment in production to re-insure the customers about the deliveries. How that ended is still an open question. Luzerner Zeitung has written the story about how employees were escorted out of the building by the police as the rent hadn't been paid for months!
As you can see from the email, the existence of Amsler is in jeopardy. - So what's left of the 'empire,' and what has happened to the 3,650 employees?
Well, I reached out to some employees to offer my sympathy, and strangely enough, one wrote back that she believed in Corvi and said, like Corvi, that all the misery is because of the media. To me, this almost sounds like the Stockholm Syndrome. Pure speculations, of course, but to claim that the media is responsible for all the bad things that origins from mainly one person - well, it beats me!
In Florida, the company A.T.M. still operates, but according to whistleblowers working there, the situation is like the other Benpac companies. Empty promises, no actions, pending payments to the previous owners, and from at least two mails, unhappy employees.
Sad story. Let's hope it will soon come to an end - or resolve in better headlines, happy employees, and satisfied customers. I still don't understand why benpac is pursuing a business that apparently will not exist!