History of Denix
DENIX, located in Ciutadella de Menorca, started its activity in 1967. For more than half a century, the founding partners, José Carretero Febrer and Sebastián Llull Salom, took the initiative to manufacture high quality historical replica weapons. Their experience and knowledge in imitation jewellery, a traditional sector in Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), were the origin of everything. Without their tenacity and vision, it would not have been possible to grow the initial idea.
The same values survive today in the management of DENIX since the second generation of the business’ leadership recognise them as signs of identity that allow it to compete in a mature and global sector.
In 1978 DENIX became a limited company and moved its production to a new factory built in the industrial area of Ciutadella de Menorca. One more step in the consolidation of DENIX, which preceded years of continuous growth and diversification. Expanding the catalogue of historical weapon replicas, while DENIX reached new countries including the UK, where a relationship with Hill Interiors was forged, resulting in Hill Interiors becoming the official DENIX distributor and sole importer of DENIX Replica Militaria in the UK.
We know that each business has moments of crisis. And DENIX was no exception. In 2005, a great fire devastated most of its factory’s facilities. A tragic accident that allowed the strength and adaptability of the DENIX brand and its human team to be tested. In the face of adversity, DENIX was able to return to normality only 2 months after the incident. At present, DENIX remains a family business and the European leader in its category.
COLLECTING HISTORY, THE DENIX REPLICAS
The best way to get to know DENIX is through its historical weapon replicas. This website offers you can the ability to discover in depth the products DENIX has manufactured since 1967 in Ciutadella (Menorca, Spain). You will find videos, photographs, tutorials and the stories hidden behind each of the replicas DENIX makes, with the option to collect and enjoy them at home.
DENIX is conscious that the replicas that it designs and manufacture are aimed at a very particular audience. They demand realism and historical accuracy from its pieces. Their needs can vary according to the tastes and customs in each country.
A real challenge for DENIX is to adapt its products to the diverse preferences of collectors, weapons' lovers, military history re-enactors and their friends and family buying for them as gifts. It also caters to the film and theatre industry supplying weaponry for use as props. In fact, you’d struggle to find a war series or movie where there is not a DENIX replica.
DENIX likes to say that it recreates small moments of history so that you can enjoy collecting them. Since Antiquity in the Mediterranean, East and Asia until the present day. Going through medieval Europe, traveling through the caravels of the European colonial expansion, and following the adventures of pirates and corsairs.
By making replicas of weapons that started the modern era, The Renaissance, The French Revolution and the discovery of America, the rifles and revolvers used in the American Civil War and the conquest of the American West and the Great World Wars, DENIX brings to life turning points in our collective history.
DENIX leads the manufacture of high-quality replica weapons. MADE IN EUROPE: it complies with European regulations to deliver reliable and safe replicas of your favourite weapons.
DENIX does not sell directly to the end customer, but instead works hand-in-hand with a solid network of official distributors, including Hill Interiors in the UK. This collaboration brings logistical and commercial advantages as ultimately brings the DENIX offering closer to customers and important historical points of interest.
As a collector and fan of historical weapons, we invite you to enjoy the DENIX catalogue and discover the stories and characters behind each replica. You will find replicas of firearms, cannons, swords, daggers, letter openers, miniatures and accessories. A catalogue in constant evolution that DENIX is constantly improving with new designs that in some cases are replacing the models in lesser demand.
Following its latest expansion in 2016 the DENIX factory, located in the industrial area of Ciutadella de Menorca, stands at more than 3,500m sq and employs more than 50 people.
In recent years, DENIX has been making important investments, improvements and innovations. All of them aimed at the constant improvement of the quality of the final product but also improving productivity, the workforce safety and strict compliance with environmental standards.