DKB Consulting, the Italian technical sports apparel company founded by Daniele Kazem Bek in 2003, has acquired a global license for the manufacture and distribution of a line of swimwear and beachwear under the name of Port Cros for the next three years, starting with the spring/summer 2010 collections. Port Cros became well known in the 1980s for its men’s bathing suits, which opened on the side. They will be re-engineered and accompanied by boardshorts. As previously reported, DKB has become a strong factor in the technical skiwear market in Italy, and it is now trying to develop a counter-seasonal business for the summer. It has started to market a line of technical golf clothing and has become the Italian distributor for Geox’ new line of golf shoes. It is also testing a line of sailing apparel that would be marketed under its own brand name.