Viking Fottøy A.S. is now centralising operations to headquarters in Norway. Viking, which bought the Danish company Herold Halle in 1991, has also represented Kangaroos in Scandinavia and the Baltic States. Viking's subsidiaries outside Norway will therefore become pure sales offices. "The intention is to be more efficient and create synergy within the Viking Group. At the same time we will have a Centre of Excellence which centralises product development and marketing. It will encourage creativity, as well as creating strong concepts," said the new Kangaroos director, Alf Morten Bakken.