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
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.
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.
Started with malaria vector control programs, products, and training.
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.
AVIMA becomes an international role player, exporting to several countries. This is still true today.
AVIMA is bought from IMCD (MBO) to become an independent, local business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
(+27) 11 769 1300
18 Aschenberg Street, Chamdor, Krugersdorp, South Africa.