What Makes Storz & Bickel So Mighty?

Storz & Bickel

There are few bigger names in the manufacture of vaporizers around the world than STORZ & BICKEL. Since the early-2000s, when the company's first VOLCANO Hot Air Generators (HAGs) entered the market, this formidable brand has gone from strength to strength in medicinal and recreational vaporizers.

The company's first models quickly became the “gold standard”, according to studies in medical marijuana, but their growth had a long way to go yet. 

The first 110 volt devices were built for the American market in 2002 as the brainchild of founders Jürgen Bickel and Markus Storz .

Fast-forward almost 20 years when the latest instalment, the STORZ & BICKEL MIGHTY+ vaporizer was released in 2021, claiming to be “in a league of its own.”
But with so many vaporizer manufacturers in the market these days, what makes STORZ & BICKEL so special?

First Movers

STORZ & BICKEL have had the upper hand in developing vaporizer technology because they were the first and remain the world's only major manufacturer of medical herbal HAGs.  

In 2014, this kind of innovation was represented by the CRAFTY and MIGHTY battery-powered vaporizers, which introduced various features to set the company apart. 

In an interview celebrating the company's 20-year anniversary, the owners described how they had achieved such heights in such a short period. 

CRAFTY and MIGHTY were set major milestones in terms of performance, power, battery runtime and innovations in app control and vibration motor. Neither of the latter two features existed at the time that STORZ & BICKEL dreamt them up.

Self-Made Success

In 2016, the world's first dedicated factory for the manufacture of medical herbal HAGs was built by STORZ & BICKEL in the German town of Tuttlingen. 

This allowed the company to increase its production and learn from the region which has been considered a hub of development in medical technology. 

More than 150 years ago, Tuttlingen played host to the first factory built for the production of surgical instruments. These days, it's home to almost 500 medical device manufacturers.

Quality Standards

STORZ & BICKEL met ISO 13485 in 2009 for the manufacture of medical devices which set them up for success in a very marketable industry. 

Following this, the VOLCANO MEDIC and the MIGHTY MEDIC became the first of their kind to be certified and circulated and a powerhouse was well and truly formed.
STORZ & BICKEL are so confident in their quality and the longevity of their products, the latest MIGHTY+ comes with a 2-year warranty, plus a third upon registration. 

Additionally, The Bong Shop offers Guaranteed Breakage Replacement if your item arrives with any damage.

You Decide

There are plenty of things that make STORZ & BICKEL mighty, from their history, to their product development and the pile of features included in each product. A range of these products are for sale through The Bong Shop and our team is happy to help you find the best fit for you.