acphis was founded 2011 by Carsten and Matthias Gerndt. We are located in the heart of the ‘Pinneberger Baumschulland’, one of the largest coherent areas for nursery of ligneous plants globally and a unique cultivated landscape.

As service and solution provider we target to offer the Life-Science industry

  • environmentally friendly alternatives to established fine chemical processes, that do aswell pay-off economically.
  • new approaches in production of natural products by implementing modern (plant-)biotechnological processes in industrial production
  • access to plant derived active ingredients and phytochemical building blocks that distinguish themselves by a high ressource efficacy and entire control of the supply chain,
  • a secured and reliable raw material supply with plant-derived ingredients that allow a quiet conscience: consequently thought-out with regard to their ecological balance and use of ressources, designed without interfering into natural habitats, waste valueable ressources like water, generate contaminated production wastes or toxic solvents.

Our location in the metropolitan area of Hamburg provides us with a favourable logistic infrastructure, excellent accessibility of international markets and access to a highly productive  environment for the treatment and processing of vegetable raw materials and ingredients.

We and our team are at your disposal for your questions and problems around the sourcing of plat-derived active ingredients and interest in our products, technologies and service.


As a biologist Matthias Gerndt stands for our technological competences. He is the first contact for all questions regarding research, development and production.

Carsten Gerndt

Carsten Gerndt posseses many years of experience in business development, sales, procurement and project management functions at the interface between the fine chemical and life-science industry. With a background in international economics and logistics he takes care of your projects with a special focus on supply chain performance.