The Andermatt Group has acquired a majority stake in Vital Bugs, a family-owned business situated on a small holding on the outskirts of Tzaneen, South Africa.
Vital Bugs's core business is in the rearing and releasing of macrobial biocontrol agents in the South African perennial crop industry.
Andermatt and Vital Bugs will collaborate in R&D, pipeline innovations, sales and marketing, and will go to market under the name Andermatt Vital Bugs, effective September 2021.
The vision is to enhance the biological product portfolio in established integrated pest management (IPM) programs and jointly grow the biocontrol industry in Africa. The acquisition supports the strategy of the Andermatt Group to provide growers all over the world with expertise and sustainable solutions that produce healthy food in a healthy environment.