About APHP

Andermatt PHP (APHP) develops and manufactures products for agriculture that are based on beneficial fungi and bacteria. These living organisms are scientifically formulated to be applied directly onto crops and soils to manage pest outbreaks or promote healthy root systems. Our products provide safe alternatives to chemicals, contributing to sustainable farming practices and healthy food.

With years of research and proven results in the field, we are confident in providing our customers with high quality, safe and effective plant protection products.

 

APHP VISION:

Healthy food and healthy environment, for all.

APHP MISSION:

Our goal is to provide highly reputable biological solutions as an alternative to chemical pesticides and fertilisers.

APHP VALUES

Comprehensive Scientific Research and Development

Sustainable and Environmentally-Conscious Operations

Commitment to Quality

Integrity

Effective Teamwork

Compliance with Legal and Regulatory Frameworks

History

The concept of Andermatt PHP was initiated in 1998 by Professor Mark Laing and Dr Mike Morris. It was a union of the knowledge and expertise of these two experienced scientists that led to the formation of the South African company, Plant Health Products (Pty) Ltd.  ​Starting from humble beginnings in a home laboratory, the company grew rapidly to enter the international arena in 2013 by becoming part of the Swiss based Andermatt Group and, in 2021, changing its name to Andermatt PHP.

As one of the production companies of the Group, a major focus of the company has always been the science behind biocontrol and the development of new products, production methods and unique formulations.  This, along with rigorous quality control protocols, will ensure PHP’s success into a more sustainable future.

APHP is a member of the Andermatt Biocontrol group

The Swiss company Andermatt Biocontrol holds a 90% share in APHP.

Andermatt Biocontrol is one of the leading biocontrol companies worldwide. Founded more than 30 years ago by Dr. Martin Andermatt and Dr. Isabel Andermatt, Swiss-based Andermatt Biocontrol is part of the family- and employee owned Andermatt Holding. Andermatt Biocontrol has subsidiaries in Europe, South Africa, Brazil, Canada and the USA.

Andermatt’s goal is to replace chemical pesticides with good biological alternatives, such as beneficial insects, microbial control products and traps.

Meet The PHP Team

PHP DIRECTORS

Dr Mike Morris​
Managing Director​

Prof. Mark Laing​
Director​

Dr Graeme Gowling
Director​​

Franz Bollhalder​
Chairman

PHP LEADERSHIP AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Dr Mike Morris​
Managing Director​

Dr Kristy le Voy​
General Manager​​

PHP INNOVATION TEAM

Chantal Janks​
Head of Research and Development ​​

Noxolo Mlotshwa​
Research and Development​​

Bhavna Nunthkumar
Research and Development​​

Gilmore Pambuka
Research and Development​​

PHP SUPPORT TEAM

Sonja van Zuydam​
Book keeping, Administration​ and Payroll​

Mavis Morris
General Administration​

Matt Janks
Product Management

PHP REGULATORY AFFAIRS & QUALITY CONTROL TEAM

Hannah Heine​
Regulatory Affairs | Quality Control​​

Debbie Perry​
Regulatory Affairs​​

Phumeza Ndabeni​
Quality Control Assistant​​

Kwandile Madlala
Quality Control Assistant​​

PHP OPERATIONS TEAM

Kevan Collocott
Operations Manager​​

Philani Nkwanyana
Production Manager​​

Adele Edwards​
Logistics Manager and OHS​​

Ian Perry​
Production Support

Chad Tyrer ​
Project Manager​ -Nottingham Rd Site

Brett Goeman
Project Manager – Dargle Site​​

Philisiwe Ngobese​
Housekeeping​​

Bongiwe Mofokeng, Sbongile Buthelezi, Princess Cele, Xoliswa Zuma, Noluthando Ndabeni, Gugu Phungula, Ester Charamba, Kwandile Madlala, Khombisile Cele.​​

Mduduzi Mkhize, Vukani Nzunza, Philani MnqayiMzwakhe Mvelase. Julio Muianga, David Shangase