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Latest News

At the Detmold Group, we're proud to share our latest news in products innovations, about our people, and about our ongoing commitment to quality, service, and efficiency. Check back here to keep up to date with the latest news.

Fit testing made mandatory on COVID wards

September 30, 2020

The Australian Federal Government has announced a new program to make fit testing mandatory for all health workers on COVID wards.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) issued a survey to Australian healthcare workers at the beginning of September found only 4% of respondents had been fit tested. 

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SA Health Fit Test Specialists Julie Mazzoleni and Sally Stringer demonstrate fit test procedure

New roles with Detmold Medical

September 1, 2020

Localising the manufacture of PPE in South Australia has seen over 200 roles created for Detmold Medical.

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From making meals to making masks

August 21, 2020

Detmold Medical has rapidly inducted a number of new roles to support the significant project in localising the manufacture of PPE.

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Localising the critical PPE supply chain

July 30, 2020

The Detmold Group has responded to the Government and community call to expand local medical Personal Protection Equipment manufacture in Australia. Tacca has signed a six-month supply agreement with Detmold Medical to localise manufacture of the critical surgical mask material at its NSW facility.

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Tacca Industries Managing Director - Domenic Tacca and Chief Executive Officer - Clem Tacca

A million masks a day

July 21, 2020

Detmold Medical is just a few short days away from increasing its capacity in mask manufacturing to one million masks a day.

The rapidly established facility is in the process of installing an additional 3 machines, taking the manufacturing plant to a total of twenty machines.

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Detmold Medical Masks delivered to SA Health

July 3, 2020

After rapidly establishing our mask manufacturing facility to protect frontline healthcare workers, today Detmold Medical delivered the first order of L3 masks to SA Health.

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Image of Detmold Group's Tom Lunn at the delivery of masks for SA Health

Detmold Medical to become Australia's largest supplier of surgical grade face masks

June 22, 2020

Today, Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall and Minister for Health Hon Stephen Wade visited the Detmold Medical facility.

South Australian manufacturing company Detmold Medical will become the nation’s largest supplier of surgical grade face masks, after receiving Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) registration for both its L3 surgical and N95+ face mask products.

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Tour of the new state of the art Calvary Adelaide Hospital

June 3, 2020

Following the Detmold Group recently welcoming members of Calvary Health Care to tour our mask manufacturing facility, we were pleased to be recently hosted at the new state of the art Calvary Adelaide Hospital.

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Calvary Health Care’s SA Regional CEO Sharon Kendall, SA Regional Business Development Manager Simone Hogarth and General Manager of Adelaide Calvary Hospital Tanya Brooks

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC visits Detmold Medical

May 27, 2020

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, today visited our Detmold Medical manufacturing facility.

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Hon David Ridgeway visits Detmold Medical facility

May 20, 2020

Late last month South Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment the Hon David Ridgway visited the newly established Detmold Medical facility to see it transformed.

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Hon David Ridgway visits Detmold Medical facility with Sascha Detmold Cox, Rodney Detmold, Zoe Detmold and Alf Ianniello

Mask Manufacturing Facility Established in Adelaide

April 28, 2020

The Detmold Group has rapidly established its mask manufacturing facility in Brompton, with machines arriving last week. With an increased need for personal protective equipment during the coronavirus health crisis, the Detmold Group is setting up for local production of masks in record time.

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New face mask testing facility

April 18, 2020

A face mask testing facility will be established in Adelaide – the first in Australia – to support the production of millions of respirator and surgical masks by the Detmold Group to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Detmold Group - Alf Ianniello – Chief Executive Officer and Sascha Detmold Cox – Director – Detmold Group

SA company secures contracts to make face masks in the fight against COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Iconic South Australian packaging company Detmold Group will employ up to 160 extra staff to produce millions of respirator and surgical masks to the South Australian and Federal Governments, to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Detmold Group - Alf Ianniello – Chief Executive Officer and Sascha Detmold Cox – Director – Detmold Group

A COVID-19 Update - What are we doing? 

March 27, 2020

Like all businesses, we are focused on looking after our communities and staying safe during these difficult times.

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Detmold Group recognised at 2019 APCO Awards

November 21, 2019

The Detmold Group was proud to be recognised at the 2019 Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Awards. 

The annual awards event, held in Melbourne last night, recognised Australian businesses working in sustainable packaging design, recycling initiatives and product stewardship programs to develop sustainable supply chains.

Detmold Group's Anna Falkiner, APCO Director Andrew Petersen, and Detmold Group's Tom Lunn at the APCO Awards 2019

Detmold Group Commits to the New Plastics Economy

18 March, 2019

The Detmold Group was recently announced as a signatory to the New Plastics Economy.

This global initiative, by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, investigates how applying circular economy principles will reduce negative impacts of plastic use.

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Detmold Group recognised for sustainable packaging excellence 

September 5, 2018

The Detmold Group was recognised with the pinnacle award from the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) for Sustainable Packaging Excellence.

South Australian family owned business the Detmold Group also took out APCO’s Manufacturer Sustainability Award for the second year in a row.

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Excellence in Sustainable Packaging Award

Detmold Group launches Australian first innovative recycling program

In an Australian first, coffee cups across the nation will be saved from landfill and commercially recycled into paper, with the introduction of Detpak’s RecycleMe™ program, a ground-breaking recycling procedure that closes the loop for the industry, and ensures paper cups can be collected, sorted and recycled locally.

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