The first masks at Detmold Medical's manufacturing facility have rolled off the production line.

They'll be tested at South Australia's new face mask testing facility before entering the supply chain. It is a significant moment for South Australia.

We will soon be able to supply life-saving respirator and surgical masks to South Australia and the entire nation.

Detmold will have the ability to manufacture 20 million masks per month.

They are one of a number of local manufacturers stepping up to support South Australia's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Our sincere thanks to everyone at the Detmold team for working with us to bring this capability to South Australia.

It's part of our strong plan to secure South Australian jobs and protect healthcare workers and the community against the spread of COVID-19.