Clarus Corporation wants to trigger new synergies in marketing, sales and direct-to-consumer operations in Europe between its main brand, Black Diamond, and Pieps, the Austrian brand of alpine safety equipment acquired in 2012. To this end, all the operational functions of Pieps are being transferred to Black Diamond's European office in Innsbruck from the brand's office at Lebring, which will continue to take care of R&D, product development and brand management under the direction of Pieps' chief executive, Markus Eck.