Storz & Bickel set a gold standard for desktop vapes 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. Up until then, no personal vaporizer of value had been created. 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 potential in the Volcano vaporizer, Jurgen Bickel joined Storz as a partner, and Storz & Bickel was formed.
Riding the momentum of the Volcano vaporizer, Storz & Bickel went on to release the Volcano Digit, an electronic version of the original, in 2007. Soon after they launched the Plenty vaporizer, a handheld desktop unit, and by 2014 Storz & Bickel entered the portable vaporizer market with the Mighty and Crafty. By 2016, Storz & Bickel built the first ever herb vaporizer factory in the world, establishing themselves as the most long-standing, reliable, and cutting edge vape manufacture.