History

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.

And this became a success!

Development of ABiTEP GmbH

2016  
  Recertification of the Production process of ABiTEP GmbH according to ISO 9001:2015
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”)
2014  
  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)
2013  
  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 +
2012  
  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
2011  
  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
2010  
  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)
2009  
  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
2007  
  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
2006  
  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
2005  
  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