Meet the Team and Comany of ASA Spezialenzyme GmbH

The Company

The business activities of ASA Spezialenzyme GmbH includes the production and distribution of enzymes, microbial cultures and other innovative biotechnological products.

What We Do

Since the founding of the company in 1991, we have continually developed our capabilities in the field of enzymes. Our current product spectrum covers the areas of

  • Food processing
  • organic synthesis
  • Analytics/ biosensor technology
  • Textile industry
  • Paper industry
  • Biogas industry


In the area of mixed microbial cultures we offer products for industrial and private use. The main areas of application is pond/ lake restoration and the improvement of water quality in aquariums, garden ponds and commercial aquacultures.

Research and development take a central place in our company policy to maintain the high standards of our product quality, manufacturing methods and our innovative spirit. Application-oriented research projects are executed in cooperation with research facilities and companies or at the request of customers.

ASA Spezialenzyme GmbH stands for

Innovative products

High Standards in Research and Development

Special Services for customers

Special services in various fields of biotechnology

Further development of existing products and realization of new ideas is another part of our company strategy. Therefore various application-oriented development projects are carried out in self-government or on behalf of third parties. Because of the already gained experience through executed projects and the existing know-how ASA Spezialenzyme offers application-oriented services since 1997.

The services includes:

  • Development of biotechnological processes to solve environmental problems (Bioremediation)
  • Development of fermentation and purification processes
  • Strain development and genetic engineering
  • Enzyme technologies

We also offer the following services in the field of environmental biotechnology:

  • Biological soil remediation
  • Rehabilitation of heavy metal contaminated soils
  • Biological lake restoration

Who We Are

The Team

Who We Are

Dr. Arno Cordes

Chief Executive Officer

Head of research and development

Founder ASA Spezialenzyme GmbH, 1991

Technical University Berlin, Diploma in Biotechnology

Technical University Brunswick, Ph.D. in Biotechnology

Tel: +495331/ 8825-36 


Dipl.-Eng. Petra Hoferichter

Head of production, deputy head of research and development

With ASA since May 1996

University Ostfriesland, Chemistry/ Biotechnology

Tel: +495331/ 8825-35


M. Eng. Ana Pablos Ferreiro

Research and development

With ASA since August 2008

University Ostfalia, Energy-systems-technology

Tel: +495331/ 8825-41


MEng. Kai-Arne Klotz

Process engineering, project management, electrical engineering

With ASA since February 2016

University Ostfalia, Energy-systems-technology

Tel: +495331/ 8825-42


MBA Merdan Urcanli

Research and development, Head of Sales and Consulting

With ASA since January 2017

International University Reutlingen, Biomedical Sciences

University Ostfalia, Sales Management 

Tel: +495331/ 8825-42


M. Sc. Valeria Gross

Research and development enzymes, Pharmaceuticals, Good Manufacturing Practice

With ASA since June 2019

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Biosystems Engineering

Tel: +495331/ 8825-44


Dr. Corina Gryczka

Research and development enzymes, Pharmaceuticals, Good Manufacturing Practice

With ASA since January 2024

Technical University Brunswick, Diploma in Biotechnology

Technical University Dresden, Ph.D. 

Tel: +495331/ 8825-44 



  • Develop biological, environmental friendly, and inexpensive solutions for challenges in the area of environmental-, food-, and biotechnology.

  • Produce and deliver enzymes for the use in industry, science and Research.

  • Develop and produce microorganisms for the adjustment and stabilization of the biological balance in natural waters, aquariums and commercial aquacultures.

  • Help you to plan and execute research projects in the area of biotechnology.

  • Are excited about your further interest in our Company.