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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.

Detmold Group welcomes new CEO Conrad Groenewald

July 2 , 2021

It is with great pleasure that the Detmold Group announces the appointment of Conrad Groenewald as CEO.

Conrad will take over from Alf Ianniello, who has been with the business for 14 years. Alf has had significant impact in that time, leading the business through considerable periods of change.

Executive Chairman Rodney Detmold said a formal handover to Conrad will occur on July 5.

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Company Announcement

May 19, 2021

Executive Chairman, Rodney Detmold has announced today that Alf Ianniello, CEO has resigned after 14 successful years in the business. Rodney states that “the Board and I would like to thank Alf for the leadership he has shown and the value he has created during his 14 years with the business, the last 9 of which have been as CEO of the Detmold Group. It has been a period of strong growth and expansion and Alf leaves the business and the Brands in a strong position going forward”.

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Industry leading packaging manufacturer Detpak announced partnership with Eco-Products®

May 11, 2021

World-class paper and board packaging manufacturer Detpak has partnered with US-based Eco-Products to provide industry-leading sustainable packaging solutions across Australia and New Zealand.

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Detmold Medical Update: Thank you to our staff

April 22, 2021

Just one year ago the Detmold Group answered a call from State and Federal Government to build local medical mask manufacturing capability in South Australia. In just 18 weeks Detmold Medical commenced supply of surgical masks to protect medical and front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Donation to Timor-Leste

April 16, 2021

Detmold Medical was proud to be able to support the Timor-Leste community through donating over 230,000 of our Level 3 Surgical Masks.

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Woolworths launches Australian-made paper bags in Vic, Tas and WA

April 12, 2021

Woolworths is now offering its customers in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australian a locally-made carry bag as it progressively onshores manufacturing in support of local industry and jobs.

Woolworths has partnered with family-owned Australian manufacturer Detpak in a multi-million dollar deal to produce the locally-made bags, which first launched in South Australia and Northern Territory late last year.

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Detmold Medical – One Year Anniversary

March 25, 2021

In celebrating one year of Detmold Medical, we are proud to release our Behind the Mask story, a reflection on how we pivoted to localise the manufacture of face masks at a time of incredible need for Australia.

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An Update on Mask Wearing in Australia

January 22, 2020

As of Friday January 22, 2021, changes to face mask regulations in each state have been made under Public Health Direction.

Regulations primarily apply to travelers or individuals visiting Australian airports however, other specific state government regulations and exceptions apply.

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Keeping safe this festive season

December 17, 2020

Detmold Medical is proud to support the supply of community masks to shoppers via SA Health this festive season.

As Christmas brings its usual busyness and bustle to street stores and shopping centres, our festive pack of masks is designed to keep you safe while you shop this festive season.

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Festive Masks by Detmold Medical

Woolworths backs SA manufacturing as it launches new Australian-made paper bag

December 7, 2020

Woolworths has partnered with South Australian manufacturer Detpak to offer customers locally made paper bags in SA and NT.

The move comes ahead of a progressive national roll out Australian-made paper bags over the 12 months.

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Masks recommended in South Australia

November 30, 2020

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall visited the Detmold Medical facility today as mask wearing continues to be strongly recommended by SA Health.

Joined by Health Minister Hon Stephen Wade, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens and SA's Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, the Premier gave his local COVID-19 update from Detmold Medical. 

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When to wear a mask?

November 25, 2020

Despite South Australia entering one of the strictest lockdowns in the world last week there has been some confusion about the advice around when to wear a mask.

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Detmold Medical Recognised as leading SA Health Supplier

November 12, 2020

South Australian manufacturing company Detmold Medical has been recognised with the SA Health Partnership Award for their supply of critically required PPE during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Detmold Family generosity enables key medical research

November 3, 2020

As first published by SAHMRI

Almost nothing has been unaffected by COVID-19 this year including philanthropic support of not-for-profit charities like SAHMRI. Financial support from individuals, groups and business is crucial for SAHMRI to facilitate its life-saving medical research.

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Opposition Leader visits Detmold Medical Facility

October 28, 2020

South Australia's Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas has this week visited the Detmold Medical Facility. 

Visiting with the Hon Chris Picton, shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing, the Hon Peter Malinauskas commented that the facility was a great example of strong local manufacturing. 

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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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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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