The company did not set up in just any building. This old mill was chosen for its history:
The workshop is located in Aire-sur-la-Lys, a town rich in military heritage. The mill is a part of these vestiges. In 1682, it was built by the compte of Robelin, engineer to the King of France, by former soldiers whose wounds prevented them from continuing to serve the army... Hence its name: Moulin des Invalides.
2012 – Integration at the European center for innovative textiles
2013 –Test and validation of fenders by boating professionals
2014 – Creation of the company SAFE BOAT EQUIPMENT - 1 employee is hired in the company
1st participation in the Monaco yacht show with two ranges of fenders: CYLINDRICAL and SPHERICAL
2015 – Hiring of 2 new employees – Participation at 3 international exhibitions
Hiring of a new employee - Participation at 9 international exhibitions.
First partnership with the OUTREMER catamaran shibuilder. FENDERTEX® fenders will be installed on the units of the shipbuilder at delivery.
2017 – Cap of 1000 ships equipped !
Development of a new range of tubular
fenders which will first equip the boat of the GROUPE SETIN of Manuel Cousin.
Hiring of 2 new employees – Participation at 7 international exhibitions.
– Creation of the docking pack
intended for boat from 23ft to 98ft boats – Being able to store all your docking equipment in a bag! - All units will be equipped with a docking pack upon delivery.
1st published FENDERTEX® catalog.
Partnership with the new brand of EXCESS catamarans –All units will be equipped with a docking pack upon delivery.
Hiring of a new employee - Participation 7 international exhibitions.
2019 – Partnership with PYI INC based in Seattle, United States. PYI INC is committed as an exclusive distributor in the territories of the Americas. A technology transfer is then signed to create a second manufacturing site for FENDERTEX® fenders.
Participation at several American exhibitions to launch the distribution on this territory.
Hiring of a new employee - Participation in 9 international trade fairs.
Creation of a new innovation company: FENDERTEX® INNOVATION
. . This company aims to respond to problems related to navigation through innovative solutions.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 trade fairs, innovations and new products will be presented on a virtual stand.
2021 –Hiring of a new employee - Participation in 7 international trade fairs.
2022 - Acquisition of new premises in order to increase the production area, create a showroom and offer more comfort to the employees. Our premises are also equipped with a flat to receive our customers and partners.