Xtep International has plans to establish a new operation center in Shanghai. According to a report in Sportstextiles.com, the Chinese sportswear group has entered into an agreement with a property company to acquire a site covering around 11,000 sqm close to Hongqiao Airport. Xtep will use the new site for offices and showrooms. The new site is also supposed to help Xtep increase brand awareness and achieve a genuinely global status, the company said. Xtep International Holdings is a public company based in Hong Kong and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In addition to its signature brand Xtep, the group’s brand portfolio includes K-Swiss and Palladium. The group also has an agreement with Wolverine Worldwide for the Merrell and Saucony brands in China.