This year, Juzo turns 100 years old, but we like to think of ourselves as being 100 years young. We’ve accomplished quite a bit during the past 10 decades, including many industry “firsts,” such as switching from woven to knitted fabrics, adding silver fibers to our garments, and incorporating computer technology into our production processes.
From our very first factory bought in 1912, to our U.S. expansion in the 1940s, to developing latex-free fabrics in the 1960s, to installing a wind turbine and solar panels as part of our green initiative, Juzo has led the industry in product innovation and customer satisfaction.
Annerose Zorn, CEO of Juzo, feels that “continuous support from our employees, dealers, and medical partners has helped a great deal to make our company successful—without them, there is no company. We’ve earned their trust and support through our product expertise and quality craftsmanship. It’s about attention to detail. If a stocking sits in a drawer [because it’s not comfortable to wear], it’s not going to help anyone.”
- 1912: Juzo begins as the compression stocking factory, “Funk and Viertel,” in East Germany
- 1920s: Julius Zorn, Jr., takes over the company reins from his father
- 1930: The company begins distributing products worldwide
- 1940s: After WWII, the company gets a new name—Juzo—and a new location—Aichach, Germany
- 1960s: Juzo makes the first latex-free compression garments
- 1980s: Juzo expands its operations into the U.S.
- 1990s: Juzo starts educating healthcare professionals on the benefits of compression therapy
- 2000: Juzo develops its FiberSoft™ technology (for fabrics)
- 2004: Juzo includes the use of Silver fiber in compression stockings.
- 2011: Juzo installs a wind turbine and solar panels as part of its green initiatives
- 2012: Juzo celebrates 100 year anniversary