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ZEISS company history

Explore the company history from 1846 to today.


History of ZEISS subsidiaries

ZEISS comprises numerous subsidiaries that all write their own history. Today, the largest subsidiaries of Carl Zeiss AG are: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH, Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Carl Zeiss IMT GmbH, Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH.

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG looks back on more than 100 years chock-full of innovations.


Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH

Constant innovations and ongoing improvements led to the international rise of Carl Zeiss Vision.


Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH

Carl Zeiss SMT offers a broad range of products and solutions for the international chip industry.


Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH

The Precision Measuring division of Carl Zeiss was founded in 1919. Today, Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik (Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology) is the global market leader in the area of CNC coordinate measuring machines and complete solutions for multidimensional metrology.


Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

Microscopes were the first products made by Carl Zeiss.
Today, Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH is the leading manufacturer of microscope systems.