Happy Birthday, VOLCANO!
The VOLCANO CLASSIC is the first product from our company and the reason STORZ & BICKEL is so strong today.
Over the years, the VOLCANO has developed a cult following among connoisseurs and a status symbol for users. Today, the VOLCANO CLASSIC is our flagship product and the best-known vaporizer on the market. And what many don’t know is that when the VOLCANO CLASSIC was launched in 2000, it served a niche market as one of the first well-functioning vaporizers worldwide.
In 1996, Markus Storz came across an article suggesting that herbs do not necessarily have to be burned, but can also be inhaled in a more gentle way, by means of vaporization. He was immediately captivated by the idea and built himself a vaporizer using a glass pipe and a hot air gun. The mode of operation convinced him immediately, but the handling of the heat gun construction was very laborious in the long run. So… Markus decided to build a device that would simplify the usage.