WENEX SA was established in 1946 as a steel mills agency. In 1955 the marine department was created and for many years, the steel and marine departments ran in parallel. Company activities diversified during the 1980s and 1990s due to a lull in the shipbuidling industry in France. In the year 2000 the marine department was established as a subsidiary titled WENEX EQUIPEMENTS. Today, WENEX EQUIPEMENTS SAS is a limited company with 305.000 € share capital with WENEX SAS as reference shareholder. Wenex’ core business is the sales representation of foreign equipment manufacturers in France, Monaco and North Africa. The main business areas are shipbuilding, shipowning, navy and defense, offshore, oil and gas, energy production, renewables and some industry subcontracting.