Outdoor apparel brand Berghaus has signed a distribution agreement with LVB, part of fashion brands distributor JamilCo Group, to enter the Russian market.

As part of the deal, LVB has exclusive rights to sell and promote Berghaus products in Russia through existing retailers and in mono-brand stores.

The first Berghaus shop is set to open in Moscow in autumn 2011 and the brand will also be distributed through specialist outdoor wholesale in Russia, the company said.

"The Russian outdoor market is growing strongly and there is a great demand for high quality performance brands. Berghaus fits that description very well and has the heritage, credibility and authority that I believe will resonate with both retailers and consumers," said JamilCo Group president, Khaled Jamil.

Berghaus vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Richard Leedham added: "We have found an excellent partner in the JamilCo Group. The team there has a deep understanding of the Russian market and has quickly built up an excellent appreciation of the Berghaus brand and our products."