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 face masks to protect medical and front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, the great success of Australia’s COVID-19 response means that requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are rapidly reducing, and operations will be scaled down. This means some people, who are employed via labour hire companies, will work their last shift next week.
Detmold Medical would like to thank all staff and suppliers who have worked incredibly hard over the past 12 months to support Australia’s successful COVID-19 response. Their efforts have contributed to the Detmold Group’s ability to protect Australians, their families and communities every day.
The localisation of face mask manufacture is an excellent example of an effective partnership between SA Health, the Commonwealth and private enterprise. The project has had a positive impact on the community, the economy, and an extended supply chain of local manufacturers and suppliers.
Whilst the initial phase of the mission is nearing completion, Detmold Medical is focused on continuing to build a sustainable, globally competitive, medical manufacturing business to continue alongside its core packaging operations.
The Detmold Group is working hard to preserve sovereign capability for PPE and will continue to invest to support its customers.
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