Wrist supplies ships - and so much more.

Wrist is the world’s leading ship and offshore supplier of marine provisions and stores with a market share of approximately 9%. Wrist is the only stores and provisions marine supplier with a global network of supply operations. Wrist also offers services within owners’ goods and spare parts logistics and distribution combining deliveries to vessels.


Wrist is leading the digitalization agenda of the maritime supply industry. All year round, we offer 24/7 global online sourcing and logistics providing data transparency, automation, and convenience to customers.


We continuously work on reducing our own climate impact while at the same time meeting our customers’ growing demand for responsible solutions and services.


From 38 locations worldwide in all major shipping locations, 1,600 Wrist employees take pride in making it easy for customers to order and receive supplies – where and when it is requested


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The tale of Wrist

Wrist goes back all the way to the 1950s, where Ove Wrist was urged to start his own company by two good friends, who agreed to act as guarantors. He rented a small store room in the port of Aalborg, Denmark, in 1953, mainly serving small coasters coming to Aalborg and Noerresundby, but soon after also vessels from Finland and Sweden. In 1966, Ove Wrist retired and the company was transformed into a limited company; Ove Wrist & Co. Ltd.


In 1975, the company had its first ship-stores orders from outside Denmark and after the acquisition of Svendborg Ship Supply later that year, international orders were an everyday event. Deliveries could now be made to ships all over continental Europe, Scandinavia and the UK. After some acquisitions and expansions the following years, the company was sold to the Nordic private Equity Fond Altor, resulting in more financial power to support expansions. Said expansions to major ports around the globe have resulted in a company that today is the world’s leading ship supplier.

Wrist around the world

Grow With Us

What does it take to succeed? What type of person can look at an assignment, a challenge, even the world, and think, “I can contribute meaningfully”? Wrist is successful because of its people. We continue employing passionate personnel who are willing to take the lead, and not only get a job done, but also get it done well.

As a WAP participant, you have the options of growing both personally and professionally. We have excellent opportunities for a broad range of different personas and candidates. The first step is both the easiest and the hardest: taking initiative. As a Wrist employee, having the courage to take initiative is imperative, as it is for you right now.

Will you take initiative and apply for our Wrist Acceleration Program?

Should you choose to apply, you will enjoy the benefits of an exciting international career. You will play a part in helping Wrist grow as a company, while you grow as a person during the two years you are in the Program. The international work experience offered through this huge and professional network is invaluable. It will provide a skillset useful both at Wrist, but also at any number of companies and corporations worldwide. Upon the end of the program, the best performers will become part of the Wrist talent pool of future leaders.

Wrist facts

  • Wrist has approximately 1,600 employees located in 32 offices across the world
  • Wrist's headquarters are situated in Aalborg, Denmark
  • Wrist is the world's leading general ship suppliers
  • Wrist offers a product catalogue that holds more than 100,000 items