About us

History

Pretendentas UAB was established on 11 February 1998. It started its activity in the wholesale market selling household appliances. After some time the company managed to form a young and progressive team able not only to perform their duties and tasks professionally but to maintain a friendly and positive atmosphere at work and spend their free time joyfully and interestingly. Pretendentas UAB was the first company which introduced an online shop of household appliances in the market (www.naminukas.lt). The company head and the employees are keen on the latest technologies, therefore all managing and accounting information of the company is fully computerised; there has been created a B2B system for work with partners. All this helps the company to maintain good, fast and high quality service.

Naminukas store was founded in Vilnius back in November 2008. The www.ejura.lt online shop dedicated exclusively to the top quality produce by Swiss company JURA was launched in 2013. And in 2014, a beautiful coffee machine store was opened Klaipėda. In 2017, the company became the official representative of the Swiss coffee machine manufacturer Schaerer in Lithuania and Latvia as well as started offering a broader product range and began selling the produce by the global leading brands such as Miele, Nivona and Siemens. In the same year, the stores had a makeover, changed their name to Sorpreso (in Italian Sorpreso means a surprise) and launched a collection of freshly roasted coffee beans that has received outstanding appreciation from coffee lovers. At the end of 2017, the company opened a Sorpreso store in Alytus and, adjacent to it, founded a state-of-the-art coffee machine service centre which employs some of the most professional coffee machine service engineers in Lithuania.

Values

An individual – it is and inexhaustible, unique, unrepeatable and special source of life that adds colours to the environment and the company.
Freedom. Every person and every enterprise has the freedom for expression, creation and realization, as well as for a specific look and ideas for growth and development.
Cognition and anxiety for knowledge are inestimable values promoting and helping to grow, develop and change.
Material and spiritual well-being. Fullness, satisfaction and peace of mind may be found only in harmony between material and spiritual values. Not only the good financial motivation of people is important, but the internal atmosphere of the company and possibility to fulfil one’s internal wants.
Beauty is valued not less than technical progress or other values created by human mind. Beauty gives inspiration and enables to dream and generate new ideas. Therefore the aesthetic atmosphere at work and aesthetic education of people are of great significance.

Mission

Help people create well-being and new quality of life, for the products sold by us not only make people’s lives easier, make their houses cosy, but also provide them more free time doing their housework for them. This time may be used for self-development and education thus increasing the quality of their owners and their relatives.
Provide the partners with professional, advanced and fast service of high quality applying the latest technological capabilities. Maintain close contact, good atmosphere of communication and react to the partners’ wishes.
Create favourable conditions for personal fulfilment, self-expression, creativity and professional development of the employees.
Take care of the shareholders’ interests and create the added value.

Social projects

• JSC “Pretendentas” pays taxes to the state and contributes to the overall social welfare.

• 2016 year JSC Pretendentas supported the following charitable, educational, and sports or cultural activities involved organizations: PI „Day home“, Alytus City Theatre, PI „Altemsa“, PI „Alytus AKKC“, Alytus volleyball club, Lithuanian Disabled Billiard Association “LIBA”, PI “Fatherland home“, sports club „Alytus Jotvingiai”, PI “Give a smile“, Association ” Vocal group Gluosneles”, SOS children’s village community, PI ” Green media“, PI “Mother Teresa’s homes”, PI “Sutyla”, PI “Voluntary range”, governmental organization “Alytus National Minorities Cultural Center”, governmental organization “Save the children”, Lithuania advocacy, PI “Alytus community center”, PI “Feast for everyone”, PI “MTB riders club”, “Lithuania Sports Federation of Persons with Disabilities”