Detmold Medical completed an 18-month project in just 18 weeks.
Rapidly establishing our manufacturing facility, we commissioned over 20 new pieces of machinery, with our on-the-ground engineers needing to learn quickly about new machines.
Today, we have the capacity to manufacture a million face masks a day.
Along the way, we pioneered key elements not just for our business, but for Australia, too.
We began manufacturing face masks at a time when Australia had no testing capabilities.
Our learning of testing processes resulted in a decision to partner with the CSIRO, SA Health, Flinders University and the University of South Australia to ensure the products’ performance to Australian Standards.
Close collaboration with SA Health enabled us to fit test and refine the D95 respirator mask at the product development stage, ensuring a better fit.
In October 2020, we founded a new in-house laboratory facility to promote local capability in product refinement and quality assurance.