PARIS — In a move to shore up production, Hermès, the French luxury firm, said it would acquire the outstanding stake in Soficuir International, which specializes in supply and tanning of precious leathers.

Hermès, which already owns 49.6 percent of the firm, did not disclose terms of the deal.

Soficuir operates in France, Italy, the U.S. and Switzerland. It reported consolidated revenues last year of 56 million euros, or more than $71 million. Soficuir employs 230 people.

The deal is expected to help Hermes meet robust demand for its most expensive leather goods, including the popular Kelly and Birkin handbags. It is not unusual for customers to join long waiting lists to buy one of those coveted bags.

The acquisition underscores Hermès' recent efforts to consolidate production of its most luxurious items. Last October, for example, the firm bought 25 percent of high-end Swiss watch movements maker Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier to buoy its position in the fastgrowing luxury mechanical timepiece segment.

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