Award "Company of the month" November 2009
Storz am Mark receives an award of the “Gewinnerregion Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg” for special achievements for the economy in the region, for the 90-year success story and international expertise in the dental sector.
Establishment of Stoma Dentalsysteme GmbH & Co KG
From now on the distribution of stoma® instruments in Germany is taken over by “Stoma Dentalsysteme GmbH & Co KG”, led by the granddaughter of the company founder Tina Storz-Mazzeo.
Expansion of the company building
Another company building with about 900 m² arises and accommodates the finished goods inventory, the administration and training rooms.
Establishment of Stoma Dental-Vertrieb Tuttlingen GmbH & Co
For the distribution of dental instruments in Germany the company “Stoma Dental-Vertrieb Tuttlingen GmbH & Co” is founded.
New company building in Liptingen
Due to its continuous growth the company builds and moves into new premises with production and administration department on about 1,300 m² in Emmingen-Liptingen (district Tuttlingen).
Award of Diesel medal
For his achievements in the development of dental instruments and in the field of steam sterilization Walter Storz received the Diesel medal in bronze.
Handover of the company to Siegmar Storz
After completing his commercial and technical apprenticeship Siegmar Storz, son of the company founder, takes over the fortunes of the company. He introduces new production techniques and products. A successful step into the future is the introduction of the teflon disc for extraction forceps. Other designs and patents follow.
The beginning of the autoclave production
Storz am Mark starts the production of autoclaves. Shortly after this start the first patent for STOMA autoclaves can be registered. In 2003 the production of STOMA autoclaves is stopped.
Direct distribution in Germany
With his demonstration vehicle, the company’s Volkswagen van, Walter Storz travels directly to his customers and advises them on dental units and instruments.
Publication of the catalogue "Ratgeber für die Zahnarztpraxis"
Storz am Mark publishes its first dental catalog which is a guide for the dental practice. The distribution of dental instruments, which are now known under the brand name Stoma, takes place throughout Germany via own representatives directly to the dentists.
New company building in Tuttlingen
The company moves into the new company building in the Zeppelinstrasse in Tuttlingen. Since the company is now no longer located on the marketplace, Walter Storz changes the company name to “Walter Storz am Mark” (without t).
Walter Storz establishes the company „Walter Storz am Markt“ (am Markt = at the market) as a one-man-business in his parents’ house on the marketplace in Tuttlingen. He begins to trade dental and medical instruments. Walter Storz is a pioneer and builds his own tight distribution network to dentists throughout Germany. Business activities grow and the good and trustful contacts to these dentists consistently provide him with new impulses and ideas for the optimization and development of instruments.