Sympatex set up a new sales office in Boras near Goteborg in Sweden on April 1. For 2014, the German company plans to develop its business in Scandinavia, Korea, China and Taiwan. In October, Sympatex set up a new subsidiary in Seoul in Korea, where currently 10 people are employed. Together with its new client Trespass, Sympatex launched a campaign on a popular local home shopping channel in December. Total sales increased by 4 percent in 2013 as compared to the previous year. The exact figure for sales was not reported. In the apparel business area, Sympatex signed new partnership contracts with Vaude, Halti, Elkline, Kaikkialla, Lowe Alpine and KTM, as well as the British fashion label Njork and Maharishi and the French cycling label Esthete Cycle. In the footwear business area, Sympatex managed to get Stadium, a new footwear brand from the U.K., Kangaroos and Crocs on board.