The Story of Dr. Wolz – a success from the start
Siegfried Wolz laid the foundation stone for the founding of the company back in the 1960s. Together with Prof. Dr. Feodor Lynen, the biotechnology engineer worked as his scientific assistant on the isolation of co-enzyme A from yeast cells. For this research, Prof. Dr. Lynen received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1964.
In 1969 Siegfried Wolz founded Dr. Wolz Zell GmbH. From then on, he researched and cultivated enzyme yeast cells in his own company – at times together with the renowned physician and biologist Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. P.G. Seeger. As a courageous pioneer, he was firmly convinced that with enzyme yeast cells he could make an important contribution to the comprehensive care of the human body cell as the basis for maintaining the health of the entire organism.
An advertisement from 1974 reads:
"Vitality and well-being: Already in the morning after breakfast you can do something for detoxification and oxidoreductive cell processes..."
In 1978, the new production building with its own research department is completed at the new location in Geisenheim.
Since 1980, the preparations have been available not only in Germany but also in more than 10 other countries, such as the USA, Australia and Spain.
The first capsule preparation based on a life-active special yeast is introduced in 1982.
With the development of Sanuzella® plus in 1985, the unique enzyme-yeast cell range is expanded. Today, the preparation is available under the name Zell Oxygen® plus.
In 1986, a new plant is put into operation and production is automated.
In 1990, the company founder Siegfried Wolz hands over the management of the company to his two children Angela Wenzel-Wolz and Dr. med. Dipl.-Ing. Georg Wolz.
The range of enzyme yeast cells continues to grow. In 1994, Sanuzella® ZYM sportsline is developed as a new preparation for performance and regeneration, which top athletes still rely on today.
The extension building is completed in 2009. From now on, the company buildings are heated with geothermal energy and the electricity consumption is completely covered by the company's own photovoltaic system.
In 2011, Dr. Wolz Zell GmbH received the award as "Best Employer Rhein-Main".
Thromboflow® is named "Reformprodukt" of the year 2013.
2014 Zell Oxygen® Immunkomplex receives the award for "Reformprodukt" of the year.
In 2015, Curcumin Extract 45 was named "Reformprodukt" of the year.
In 2016, Vitalkomplex Dr. Wolz is awarded the title of the "Reformprodukt" of the year.
In 2019, Dr. Wolz Zell GmbH celebrates its 50th anniversary. At the same time, the new building, a low-energy house with a solar system and geothermal energy, will be completed and occupied.
In 2021, Dr. Wolz Vitalkomplex will be chosen again as "Reformpordukt" – this time in the category vegan.