THE EMERGENCE OF THE SWISS PROSTHETIC BRAND
In the heart of Zurich, directly on the Limmat River in »Am Wasser 55«, is where the merchant Alfred Wilhelm Steen and tooth engraver Wilhelm Karl Zech founded the Steen & Zech Zahnfabrik on 1 November 1936. In only a short space of time, the company became one of the most renowned manufacturers of teeth in Central Europe. In the post-war period, up to 300 employees were at times involved in the success. The revolutionary and high Swiss quality was the foundation for success. Since then, a host of tooth molds and materials have been developed and manufactured.
»SHINING LIKE GOLD«
In the 50s, Wilhelm Karl Zech sold his shares to his partner. Therefore, Wilhelm Steen needed a new name for his company. Together with his wife Lucie, he created the new company name CANDULOR. They derived the name from the Latin words »candidus« = shining and »candor« = brightness and the French word »or« = gold. Until 1972, the CANDULOR dental factory remained a family business. Today, CANDULOR AG is one of the most personal dental companies and focuses on being close to customers.