Vaude is joining forces with Kailas, the fast growing Chinese brand. Effective Jan. 1, the companies have sealed a 30-year agreement for the newly created Guangzhou Vaude Sports Products company based in Canton. The new joint venture will take care of Vaude's distribution and product management for the Chinese market and replaces Vaude's existent operations based in Nanjing. Currently, the German brand has about 200 points of sale in the country, while Kailas has some 600.