Stephane Kelian Production, the manufacturing unit of luxury shoe company Stephane Kelian, has gone into liquidation following its insolvency filing on 11 August.

The unit, which employs 143 at its site in Bourg-de-Peage, south central France, has said that it has debts worth €3.0 million and that it lacks the price and production competitiveness it needs.

Stephane Kelian went into receivership in 2002 and was subsequently bought out by luxury group Francesco Smalto, which divided the business up into ten different units.