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ZEISS at a Glance

SectorOptical and optoelectronic industry
Business groups
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Industrial Metrology
Microscopy
Medical Technology (listed on TecDAX as Carl Zeiss Meditec AG)
Vision Care
Consumer Optics
SitesHeadquarters in Oberkochen, Germany;
represented worldwide in over 40 countries
RevenueAround 4.2 billion euros (fiscal year 2012/13)
Employees Over 24,000 worldwide;
including more than 10,000 in Germany
Executive Board
Dr. Michael Kaschke (CEO)
Dr. Hermann Gerlinger
Dr. Ludwin Monz
Thomas Spitzenpfeil (CFO)
Fiscal year1 October to 30 September

ZEISS is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The more than 24,000 employees of ZEISS generated revenue of about 4.2 billion euros in fiscal year 2012/13. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.

ZEISS has been contributing to technological progress for more than 160 years. The ZEISS Group develops and produces solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, biomedical research and medical technology, as well as eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetariums.

ZEISS is present in over 40 countries around the globe with more than 40 production facilities, around 50 sales and service locations and over 20 research and development sites. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Corporate structure

of the ZEISS Group

The ZEISS Group comprises six business groups and 13 strategic business units. The units develop, produce and distribute optical systems such as lithography systems, industrial measuring technology, microscopes, surgical microscopes, ophthalmic diagnostic and therapy systems, eyeglass lenses, planetarium technology, cine and camera lenses as well as binoculars, riflescopes and spotting scopes.

Carl Zeiss AG manages the Group in its role as a strategic holding company. Its primary function is the ongoing development of the business activities and of the corporate portfolio. It also provides the corporate management and service functions.

Business groups

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Industrial Metrology

Industrial Metrology

Microscopy

Microscopy

A large proportion of all microchips produced throughout the world are made with ZEISS optics. ZEISS is the market leader in lithography optics – the basic technology required for microchip production. ZEISS plays a key role in making microchips increasingly smaller, powerful and affordable.

Measuring solutions from ZEISS are used to make various components – from micro and macro parts, up to large ship engines and wind turbines – more robust, safer and more energy efficient. Industrial measuring technology from ZEISS ensures maximum standards of quality wherever high precision is a must.

ZEISS develops and distributes innovative microscope systems for biomedical research and materials inspection. They enable researchers to observe even the tiniest structures and processes in organisms, and thus gain key insights.

Medical Technology

Medical Technology

Vision Care

Vision Care

Consumer Optics

Consumer Optics

Medical systems from ZEISS are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery, and ear, nose and throat surgery. Office-based doctors also put their trust in the know-how of ZEISS. Diagnostic and therapy systems help healthcare professionals achieve better treatment outcomes.

ZEISS stands for optimal visual comfort. As a leading global manufacturer, the company combines ophthalmic expertise and solutions with an international brand. Over 200 million people all over the world use ZEISS eyeglass lenses.

ZEISS brings the night sky to planetariums and breathtakingly crisp images to the silver screen. Binoculars and spotting scopes make fascinating details visible to nature watchers.