Storz & Bickel set a gold standard for desktop vaporizers in 2000 with the launch of the Volcano vaporizer, a balloon-bag unit with a unique conical volcano design, precision temperature control, and a powerful convection heating system. Boasting the advanced German engineering that became a Storz & Bickel trademark, Volcano introduced Europe and America to vaporization as a better alternative to combustion. As a testament to the quality of Storz and Bickel vapes, the Volcano vaporizer went on to win the Cannabis Cup in 2013 for Best Product of the Year, cementing its place as the most iconic vape in history.
The Storz & Bickel story began in 1996 when Markus Storz, a graphic designer by trade, began developing an herbal vaporizer that would deliver unprecedented vapor production, ease-of-use, and quality. Markus Storz crafted the first-ever Volcano vape using a heat gun in his cellar. Two years later, the Volcano balloon bag patent was registered. And in 2000, the first ever Volcano Classic vaporizer hit the shelves. Seeing the potential in the Volcano vaporizer, Jurgen Bickel joined Storz as a partner, and Storz & Bickel was formed.
The continuous advancement of Storz & Bickel products as well as the implementation of innovative ideas have made them an internationally operating and successful company: STORZ & BICKEL is the first and only manufacturer of certified medical devices for the inhalation of cannabinoids.