How Storz & Bickel Began
In 1996, German graphic designer Markus Storz set out to craft an herbal vaporizer unlike any on the developing market. After nearly two years of trial and error with a heat gun in his cellar, Storz successfully patented an original prototype in 1998. His innovative design featured a one-of-a-kind conical structure and balloon bag vaporization system.
Storz professionally partnered with longtime friend Jurgen Bickel in 2002, and the pair devoted their days to improving the Volcano’s efficiency and expanding the reach of their product line. The following year, and the device’s sales skyrocketed almost immediately afterwards.
In 2003, the first 110 Volt models were made available for sale within the United States. Combustion heating had previously been the only viable option for inhaling herb prior to the Volcano Classic. First-time users were floored by the substantially smoother hits made possible through vaporization as compared to combustion methods without sacrificing strength. It’s no surprise that Storz & Bickel’s innovative new device quickly earned notoriety around the globe. Nearly two decades later, the Volcano Classic retained its rank as the best vaporizer on the market, earning the 2013 Cannabis Cup as the Best Product of the Year.
After more than twenty years and several state-of-the-art additions to the Storz & Bickel product line, the industry-leading brand continues to improve and impress customers worldwide. Storz & Bickel’s German engineering has set the standard for vaporizer quality since the very beginning, and they continue to dominate the markets as a leading vaporizer brand today.