Press release 14/06/2013, updated 18/05/2016
THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY RELOCATES TO MARGAM, PORT TALBOT
Michton Ltd has recently acquired the former Orion factory in Margam, Port Talbot for an undisclosed
figure. The 100 000 sq ft factory will allow for further expansion. MICHTON LIMITED was
established in 1992 by siblings Michelle & Tony Wadley. The company started in Enfield, London
and relocated to Swansea in 1998. Both Michelle and Tony are excited with the new acquisition.
MICHTON is a British chocolate and confectionery manufacturer which has been able to buck the
trend and expand during these diffcult times. Tony says “being able to keep the company based in
Wales is very important to us. We have a highly skilled, dedicated work force, and without them the
company would not be where we are today. As a company, we are driven by innovation and 1st
class customer service."
The Chocolate Factory tours will continue in our existing site for 2013 an then in early 2014, we will
announce the relocation of our visitor attraction. The experience will
be bigger with new interactive areas, visitor centre and soft play for the children. It is the intention to
relocate the entire chocolate production facility from Swansea to the new site by early 2014.
MICHTON manufactures moulded solid and hollow chocolate products, edible cake decorations and
peppermints. The products are supplied to retailers, wholesalers and plant bakeries throughout the
UK and Europe either under own label or The Chocolate Factory, Bite Promotions & BakeArt brands.
Currently MICHTON employs 35 full time staff and additional seasonal part-time sta. The move will
allow for expansion and the company is currently recruiting. (See company website
www.michton.com). The move will allow for further investment in production lines & specialised machinery.
For more information, contact Tony Wadley
Tel: 01792 293689
Post: Tony Wadley, MICHTON Ltd, 3 Kenfig Industrial Estate, Port Talbot, SA13 2PE