Vespula Manufacturing & Exports was a business that manufactured and produced mining equipment on the planet Kirima. The company was based in Shamd City and had been in operation for twelve years by the time of the Separatist Crisis. However, it was around this time that it was discovered that the company was violating several copyrights and patents in producing their equipment. These copyrights were owned by the Commerce Guild and they began to send cease-and-desist letters to the company for three straight months.

Knowing that ceasing production of the mining equipment would kill the company, Vespula tried to ignore the threats. However, the Commerce Guild set in bounty hunters from the House Salaktori guild to bring Vespula's operations to an end. The bounty hunters completely demolished Vespula's headquarters, halting production. The demolition cost twelve Vespula workers their lives.