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Our background

The building where Juzo was founded

1912
Founding

of Julius Zorn GmbH (Juzo) by Julius Zorn in Zeulenroda (Thuringia), the centre for the manufacture of elastic stockings.

1919
Revolutionising production

Julius Zorn is the first manufacturer to knit support stockings, instead of weaving them.

Juzo knitting workshop in 1919
1930 Juzo products on their way to customers around the globe

1930
Business is booming

Juzo began shipping compression products to many countries around the world as early as the 1930s.

1948
The re-founding of the company

The grandson of the founder, Hans-Julius Zorn and his wife Rosemarie decide to settle in Aichach (Bavaria), where they construct the new Juzo factory. All production is initially done in the family home.

The grandson of the founder, Hans-Julius Zorn, and his wife Rosemarie
Poster: Juzo Hostess

1951
Innovation

Juzo launches seamless compression stockings.

1962
Pioneering development

Juzo begins manufacturing latex-free compression stockings.

1962 Man sitting at a desk
Juzo building in Ohio

1980
Expansion

Juzo conquers the American market: 
Juzo Inc. is founded in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Annerose Zorn-West, daughter of Hans-Julius Zorn, takes on the management of the company.

1988
Annerose Zorn-West

takes over the management of Juzo Group, which to date employs 1,000 staff around the world.

Annerose Zorn-West
Uwe Schettler

1992
Uwe Schettler

becomes the managing director of Julius Zorn GmbH.

1996–2017
Founding of the international subsidiaries

1996: Juzo UK Limited, Manchester, UK 
2009: Juzo Italia S.r.l., Busto Arsizio, Italy 
2012: Juzo Scandinavia AB, Norrköping, Sweden
2017: Juzo Benelux BV, Kortenhoef, the Netherlands

World map
Logo: Juzo Academy

1997
Founding of Juzo Academy

Ever since its founding, Juzo Academy has been offering a variety of training options for the medical retail sector.

2010
EquiCrown

Juzo is now also represented in the veterinary market, offering medical compression bandages for horses: www.equicrown.com

Horse with compression bandages
juzo-symposium

2011
Juzo Symposia

The first lymphology workshop was held in Munich in 2010. It paved the way for the event series “Lymphology Symposium Munich” in May 2011. A number of other symposia for specific medical disciplines have been added to date.

2012/2013
Construction of the new production facility

Another milestone: Juzo builds a new, state-of-the-art production facility in the industrial area in Aichach within a few short months.

the new Juzo production facility
Juzo building on Industriestrasse

2014
Once again at the forefront of progress

Juzo’s new, fully automated logistics centre in Aichach is ready to open its doors and forms a highly efficient unit with the new production facility. 

2015
Commitment to disabled sports

Our motto “Freedom in Motion” also applies for our social commitment: We are sponsors of the two exceptional athletes Anna Schaffelhuber and Gerd Schönfelder.

Anna Schaffelhuber and Gerd Schönfelder