Company Overview

The Detmold Group is a leading manufacturer of paper and board based packaging products for a diverse range of customers. The company was founded in 1948 in Adelaide, South Australia by Mr Colin Detmold and after over 65 years of growth and expansion, today the business is still owned and managed by the Detmold family. The Detmold Group employs around 2500 people worldwide in offices and factories strategically located to support our customer’s operations and future growth. We have world class manufacturing facilities in Australia, Indonesia, China, South Africa, Vietnam and the Philippines, with a global network that services the Asia Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

Group Structure

The Detmold Group is comprised of three distinct Sales companies, the Operations division and Corporate services. The Detmold Group has maintained a flat structure for ease of operation and ensuring quick decision making. All functions of the global business are connected to the head office of the Detmold Group located in Adelaide, South Australia.

Sales Companies

Three separate sales companies, Detpak, Detmold Packaging and Paper-Pak form the sales division of the Detmold Group. Detpak supplies disposable packaging to the foodservice industry, Detmold Packaging supplies the FMCG and industrial markets while Paper-Pak services the retail market.


The manufacturing arm of the business operates under the Detmold Packaging brand which represents all of our manufacturing plants around the world. The sales companies are then supplied with their product range by Detmold Packaging. Operations also encapsulates engineering, technical and supply chain services including warehousing and distribution.


The corporate head office team supports the entire Detmold Group by providing services in the disciplines of Research and Development, Marketing, Finance, IT and HR. These independent teams have a global focus ensuring consistency of information, procedures and branding.