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ZEISS History

Company History

Here you will find an overview of the history of ZEISS since 1846.


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The Founder

Biographies and pictures of founder Carl Zeiss.


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Technological Milestones

From its inception, ZEISS has been regarded as a pioneer in many areas of the optics industry.


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Carl Zeiss Archives

The Carl Zeiss Archives contain original documents and instruments from more than 150 years of ZEISS history.


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History of the Company Sites

Learn about the history of the different ZEISS sites around the world.


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Subsidiaries

The Group is comprised of many subsidiaries, each with its own history.


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ZEISS Museum of Optics

Discover about 1,000 fascinating exhibits and find out everything about the development of important products and technologies from the world of optics ZEISS.

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The Carl Zeiss Archives web page provides of photographs, product literature, and other documents pertaining to the company.
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