About AVIMA

AVIMA (Agricultural, Veterinary, Industrial Manufacturing and Marketing), founded nearly 60 years ago, is a South African pesticide manufacturer, distributor, and service provider with more than 180 pesticide registrations, and growing strongly.

We work closely with governments, NGO’s, farmers and other commercial operations to provide sustainable solutions for effective plant, household and animal pest management, and disease vector control. With our diverse product solutions and all-encompassing support and training packages, we have a strong foothold in more than 25 African countries. 

Our rich history

1961
1961 – 1965
1966 – 1968
1969 – 1971
1972
1973 – 1979
1980
1981
1982 – 1991
1992 – 1995
1996
2000
2001
2001 – 2004
2005
2006 – 2010
2011 – 2012
2013

1961

Incorporation of Internatio Muller Holdings (IMCD). We are involved in many businesses including machinery, chemicals, and electronics.

1961 – 1965

The technical chemicals division continues to grow, including production of pesticides.

1966 – 1968

African Py Spray is founded from IMCD and focusses on the production of Pyrethrum-based products as a main ingredient.

1969 – 1971

Partnership with Brazillian Casa Bernado increases use of Aluminium Phosphide in products.

1972

Name change to AVIMA – short for Agriculture, Veterinary, Industrial Manufacturing and Marketing.  Becomes a “value-add” company and started developing own registration and formulation capabilities.  Our product range continues to grow beyond Pyrethrum only.

1973 – 1979

Two divisions develop strongly: complimentary products for grain and formulation of Pyrethrum products for pest control as a manufacturer and agency of pesticides for Environmental Health Management, agriculture, and speciality markets.

1980

Started with malaria vector control programs, products, and training.

1981

The production of DDT for Malaria control is added to our product range and become one of our core offerings for responsible indoor mosquito control until 2010.

1982 – 1991

Involvement in crop protection continues to grow.

1992 – 1995

Our involvement in product training and stewardship becomes characteristic to the AVIMA brand.  It is still today.

1996

AVIMA becomes an international role player, exporting to several countries.  This is still true today.

2000

AVIMA is bought from IMCD (MBO) to become an independent, local business.

2001

Extending Tsetse fly control in Africa as part of our Integrated Vector Management service.

2001 – 2004

Our product offering continues to grow. The export market grows to 50% of our business.

2005

In addition to our offering, we become a distributor for selected BASF products.

2006 – 2010

We continue to grow as a major role player in all markets, especially malaria prevention.

2011 – 2012

AVIMA expands its services to Southern Africa (SADC), selected East African countries and growing in West Africa.

2013

Join the Ascendis Health group (JSE listed) and form part of the Ascendis Phyto-Vet division under the Biosciences unit.

Our dedicated team

Our success over the past 60 years is not only built on excellent products, but by exceptional people.

Meet our team – the individuals who will be taking hands with you to benchmark a better future.

Sales Enquiries

The members of our sales team know AVIMA’s benefits by heart and are accredited to provide the best advice. They work in close collaboration with advisers who are well acquainted with AVIMA’s product offering for individuals and corporate groups.

Environmental Health

We are continually striving towards sustainability through increased environmental responsibility in our products and services, thereby creating environments which are not only sanitary and pest-free for societies today but remain preserved and protected for generations to come. 

Technical Questions

Our holistic approach combines innovative products with well-developed support packages and a team of experts. Talk to us for 360-degree agricultural and horticultural support.

Our Trusted Partners

Our partnerships with Klub M5 and Ortus further enhance our holistic offering approach. Ortus, with its Terbufos-based formulation, is top of the market when it comes to helping farmers control insect pests and nematodes and improve crop yields. KlubM5 continually strives for agricultural sustainability by utilising Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

KlubM5 is the exclusive distributor of Gowan products in SA

Affiliations

Gerhard Verdoorn
nesher@tiscali.co.za
+27 82 446 8946

(+27) 11 769 1300

info@avima.co.za

18 Aschenberg Street, Chamdor, Krugersdorp, South Africa.

Benchmarking a

better future