Abitep GmbH

Abitep GmbH

We are a Berlin-Adlershof based private biotech company founded in 2005. We produce and distribute natural microbial products for use in agriculture and gardening as well as biological cleaning agents for industry, commerce and household. Other important activities are contract production and research. In addition we are involved in various research projects developing modern and ecologically beneficial methods of plant production. For the use in the agricultural and horticultural field, we manufacture a range of environmentally friendly and sustainable products. Main substance of our biological soil conditioners are naturally occurring microorganisms of the species Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. Our ecological products improve plant defense strategies against soil-borne pathogens and contribute to a better growth and high yield.

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Glienicker Weg 185 , Berlin , D-12489 Germany
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We use the potential of naturally occurring soil bacteria and other microorganisms to produce innovative and environmentally friendly bio-agents supporting a resource conserving, sustainable agriculture. The ABiTEP GmbH is also an active member of the Association of Manufacturers of biocontrol agents Germany / Austria (IBMA D/A) and an apprenticing company.

We are commited to a high quality standard in production. Food and feed safety (certificate 'Good Manufacturing Practices' GMP+) for our microbiological additive products is guaranteed. Our exercised quality system is conform to ISO 9001:2008-12 (certificate conformity DIN EN ISO 9001:2008-12).

ABiTEP GmbH was founded in September 2005 in succession of FZB Biotechnik GmbH. Since then, the aim of our biotech company is to develop innovative and environmentally friendly methods and products for a resource-conserving agriculture, manufacturing and marketing.

Recertification of the Production process of ABiTEP GmbH according to ISO 9001:2015

In august 2015 ABiTEP is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an “open house presentation” together with many customers, suppliers and partners out of 10 years successful collaboration and development of the company.
Start of the project Horizon 2020 “BestPass” (project number 676480; “Boosting plant-endophyte stability, compatibility and performance across scales”)

Installation of a new, additional fermentation plant for service production of starter culture according to GMP+ and conform to ISO/IEC 9001:2015

Receipt of certification of conformity to DIN EN ISO/IEC 9001:2015

Review of 30 years of research, production and utilisation of Bacillus subtilis (updated name: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens ssp. Plantarum)

Takeover of the company Biolyt, Dr. Klaus Schlippes, thus expanding the ABiTEP GmbH product range to biological cleaning agents (Lipolyt®, Peraldex®) Certification according to GMP +

In May 2012 the Swiss company 'Andermatt Biocontrol AG', specialized in biological based plant protection, acquires shares of ABiTEP GmbH, Germany about 24,9% In future, Andermatt Biocontrol AG will manage the distribution of ABiTEP GmbH products world-wide, as ABiTEP GmbH Bacillus products will be accompanying with their extensive portfolio of biological products for agriculture, horticulture, hobby gardeners and beekeeping

Start of the research project 'Transplore verticillium' for development and application of a patented method to regulate strawberry wilt caused by verticillium biologically Purchase of the property Glienicker Weg 185 (headquarter), expansion of research- and productionarea Increase in employees up to 16 permanent workers, besides trainees and diploma candidates

Foundation of a biomolecular section under the direction of Prof. Dr. Rainer Borriss, former leader of the section Bacteria genetics Humboldt University Berlin, setup of new labs with security level 1 Presentation of ABiTEP GmbH on the 7th BMBF-Forum for sustainability introducing its biological plant growth promoting strategies for Chinese agriculture Start of the research project GenoMik-Transfer 'PATHCONTROL', aim: biological control of soil-borne phytopathogenic Rhizoctonia solani by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens; duration: 2010-2012 Extending of production line by a new 600l Fermenter from BBI Biotechnik GmbH)

Start of the collaboration with Belchim Crop Protection, Distribution of the product SanaTerra, a soil conditioner based upon Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42
Start of research project ZIM, analysis of the antagonist potential of Enterobacter radicincitans and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens against soil-borne phytopathogenic fungi; duration: 2009-2011

Start of the Sino-German research project 'Biological plant growth promotion' (funded by BMBF, PTJ ) leading to close collaboration with three Chinese universities und foundation of an Joint venture company

Start of the research project Genomik Plus (supported by BMBF, duration: 2006-2009)
Taking part in an collaborative project (supported by BMWI and AIF) developing a technology for mobile cleansing of tanks, duration: 2006-2008

Foundation of ABiTEP GmbH in Berlin Adlershof by Dr. Helmut Junge and Dipl. Ing. Paul Beifort
Continuation of research and development activities of the former FZB Biotechnik GmbH Berlin
Saving production of the plant strengthening agent Bacillus subtilis FZB 24®
Engagement of the distribution partners proagro GmbH and Biofa AG, expanding of the distribution network