The Zeiss Group is an international
leader in the fields of optics and
optoelectronics. The company
has representatives in more than
40 countries and is headquartered
in Oberkochen in southwest
Germany. Carl Zeiss AG
is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss
Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).
The Group's products and services
set standards. ZEISS has stood for
innovative ideas, precision and
quality for more than 160 years.
Optical and optoelectronic
Business Groups and Strategic
Camera Lenses, Sports Optics,
4.19 billion euros
335 million euros
More than 24,000 worldwide,
including over 10,000 in Germany
Expenditure on research and
411 million euros; 10 percent of
Additional Information: www.zeiss.com
Dr. Michael Kaschke (CEO)
Dr. Hermann Gerlinger
Dr. Ludwin Monz
Thomas Spitzenpfeil (CFO)
The moment tomorrow arrives today.
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
The field of microelectronics has made major advances and undergone rapid
development in recent years. The greatest challenges are now found in the
ongoing evolution of semiconductor technology – laying the foundation for
the next major leaps in technology. ZEISS is an innovative pioneer in this field.
Smartphones, game consoles, laptops, high-capacity servers for the Internet:
microchips are the heart of these electronic devices. Lithography systems from
ZEISS play a key role in the production of such memory types and processors.
They enable the manufacture of increasingly compact, powerful and affordable
microchips. Similar to exposing camera film, these optics project the fine chip
structures onto a silicon wafer, the raw material of the chips. Zeiss also develops
infrastructure devices for the manufacture of semiconductors and for quality
inspection in chip fabrication.
Additional Information: www.zeiss.com/smt
The moment you trust the quality of the results
even before you start measuring.
Precision demands high standards. Producing large volumes of intricate
parts is a challenging process that requires clear results as quickly as
possible. At key moments, there can be no doubts. Industrial measuring
technology from ZEISS ensures maximum quality every time.
Be it a car, wind turbine or even an electric toothbrush, wherever technically
perfected products are manufactured, the engineers from development to
production rely on measuring solutions from ZEISS. They help make cars better,
plastic parts more robust and airplanes safer. They measure large ship engines
and medical implants as well as the minute micro-parts in a watch. ZEISS
industrial measuring systems and software solutions ensure maximum standards
of quality wherever high precision is a must.
Additional information: www.zeiss.com/imt
The moment your data change scientific minds.
The greatest scientific advances have been enabled by the recognition of
minute structures and processes. From the unraveling of processes in living
cells to the discovery of the structures of new materials. ZEISS has been a
driving force in microscopy for more than 160 years.
Microscopes from ZEISS provide researchers with new insights into the secrets of
life and help in the development of new materials and manufacturing techniques.
ZEISS microscopes can be used in many different fields: biology, medicine, physics
and chemistry, and in many sectors of industry. More than 30 Nobel laureates have
made groundbreaking achievements with ZEISS microscopes. From the discovery of
the bacilli that cause tuberculosis to research into neurodegenerative diseases such
as Alzheimer’s: light, X-ray, electron and ion-beam microscopes from ZEISS have
played a key role every time.
Additional information: www.zeiss.com/microscopy
The moment medical technology leads to
something very human: patients smile again.
It is only when they are sick that people realize just how vulnerable they
really are. Fortunately, highly effective state-of-the-art diagnostic and
therapy methods are available to heal our ills. ZEISS supports doctors in
their daily work and also strives to provide them with the latest medical
technology in the future.
Good health is an important requirement for enjoying life and performing
successfully at work. Therefore, patients and doctors are now expecting more
and more from diagnostic and treatment outcomes. Medical systems from ZEISS
allow doctors to further improve diagnosis and treatment: with innovative
solutions for ophthalmology, ophthalmic surgery and visualization systems – in
particular for neurosurgery, ENT surgery and dental treatment. The company also
provides intraoperative radiotherapy systems for the treatment of breast cancer.
Additional information: www.zeiss.com/meditec
The moment you see things more clearly:
cellular structures, galaxies or just your kids.
Vision plays a key role in how we experience life. It allows us to perceive our
environment and makes it possible to quickly make clear decisions. When
visual acuity is limited, we miss out on important events. Using its extensive
optical expertise to improve vision – that is what ZEISS stands for.
Over 200 million people all over the world wear ZEISS eyeglass lenses – and two
people decide to purchase the company's eyeglass lenses every single second.
The ZEISS brand is synonymous with good vision: from systems for the testing
of visual functions to finished eyeglasses, ZEISS provides maximum visual comfort
at all times. The company develops and produces technologically excellent
instruments and offerings for the entire eyeglass value chain and, as a globally
leading manufacturer, combines ophthalmic expertise and solutions with an
Additional information: www.zeiss.com/vision
The moment you write stories with light and
Camera Lenses, Sports Optics, Planetariums
Light, time and mood create unique impressions and moments. Creative
photographers or ambitious nature observers must be able to rely on the
performance of their equipment when trying to capture details and image
the authentic and the natural. Providing them with the certainty that
everything will be seen and captured at precisely the right moment is a
challenging task. ZEISS lenses and sports optics are up to the job every time.
Camera and cine lenses from ZEISS stand for maximum imaging quality. They have
been used for successful movie productions such as “The Lord of the Rings”. Every
year, many millions of visitors to ZEISS planetariums around the world experience
the fascination of the universe. In nature, binoculars, spotting scopes and hunting
optics from ZEISS deliver amazing visual experiences.
The moment social commitment enriches society.
Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Entrepreneurship means accepting social and societal responsibility,
not only within the company itself but also in its surroundings. This
obligation has been firmly enshrined in the statutes of the Carl Zeiss
Foundation for more than 100 years. Environmental protection is also an
integral component of the corporate philosophy of the Zeiss Group.
With society, for society and in the midst of society – this is the aspiration
anchored in the promotion of social and cultural projects, initiatives and facilities
at the various sites of the company. In addition, Zeiss fosters up-and-coming,
young scientists – from preschool children right up to PhD students – on a
Additional information: www.zeiss.com/responsibility
Research and Development
ZEISS has stood for innovation for more than 160 years. Research and
development teams work intensively to deliver solutions that are tailored to
the needs of customers. An international network with leading universities,
as well as the company's culture of innovation, ensure that products and
applications offering added value are launched on the market.
ZEISS invests around 10 percent of its revenue in innovative solutions on an
ongoing basis. In fiscal year 2012/13 Zeiss dedicated 411 million euros to
research and development. Around 11 percent of the workforce can be found in
the research and development departments of ZEISS. They ensure the company's
technology leadership which is manifested in over 400 new patent applications
every year and numerous awards.
The moment research becomes a pioneering
Additional information: www.zeiss.com/innovation
The moment everyday work at Zeiss means
something very special: constantly entering
As a global technology group, Zeiss offers a wide range of career
opportunities. A wide range of training offerings, flexible work models,
extensive social benefits and challenging jobs in an international arena
enable Zeiss to provide its employees with an attractive work environment.
Numerous training programs allow Zeiss to target and promote the potential
of its employees. With the Global Mobility Program, the company supports
international assignments of its staff.
Additional information: www.zeiss.com/career
Owner of Carl Zeiss AG
As the sole owner of Carl Zeiss AG in Oberkochen and SCHOTT AG in Mainz,
the Carl Zeiss Foundation provides independence and the security of
long-term ownership: the sale of shares is prohibited by the constitution.
The Foundation advertises programs to promote up-and-coming young
scientists and to strengthen research structures at universities.
Ernst Abbe established the Carl Zeiss Foundation in 1889 to ensure the long-
term, independent existence of the company. Abbe wanted to promote science,
and mathematical research and teaching. At the same time, the foundation
was intended to secure the economic future of the companies, meet social
obligations toward the employees and represent the general interests of the
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Carl Zeiss Foundation
Heidenheim an der Brenz and Jena, Foundation acting as a
Carl Zeiss AG
Strong roots for a strong future:
the Carl Zeiss Foundation