Shaping the Future with Solutions

Segments of the ZEISS Group

The ZEISS Group is one of the world’s leading technology companies. It has a balanced portfolio that is geared toward attractive future-oriented markets in optics, precision mechanics and optoelectronics. For more than 170 years, the company has been shaping technological progress, advancing the world of optics with solutions from its four segments and responding its customers’ requirements.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

  • Semiconductor Manufacturing Optics
  • Semiconductor Mask Solutions
  • Process Control Solutions

Today, a large proportion of all microchips are produced using ZEISS technologies. As a technology leader in the field of semiconductor manufactur-ing equipment, ZEISS enables the production of ever smaller, increasingly powerful, more energy-efficient and more economical microchips, and thus plays a pivotal role in the age of microelectronics.


Industrial Quality & Research

  • Industrial Quality Solutions 
  • Research Microscopy Solutions

ZEISS assures quality standards and enables scientific research wherever maximum precision is indispensable: with coordinate measuring machines, metrology software and microscope systems for research and the inspection of materials. ZEISSplays its part by ensuring that even the tiniest structures and processes become visible.

Medical Technology

  • Ophthalmic Devices
  • Microsurgery

With its products and solutions for ophthalmology, neurosurgery, ENT surgery, spine surgery, dentistry and oncology, ZEISS helps drive progress in medicine and assists doctors all over the world in enhancing their patients’ quality of life.

Consumer Markets

  • Vision Care
  • Consumer Products

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of eyeglass lenses, ZEISS stands for maximum visual comfort. ZEISS movie and camera lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and riflescopes offer users with exacting requirements outstanding optical quality – and, as a result, unforgettable moments.

Worldwide Representation

A lot has happened since ZEISS opened its first branch outside Germany in London in 1893. Today, the ZEISS Group is represented in almost 50 countries. Over 31,000 employees worldwide work at around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service locations and 25 research and development facilities. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany).

Corporate Governance

For ZEISS, acting lawfully and responsibly and managing the company in a transparent manner that is focused on its long-term success are fundamental principles of corporate policy.

With its corporate governance structure, ZEISS ensures that legal provisions, the constitution of the Carl Zeiss Foundation and the company’s internal directives are observed in line with compliance stipulations.

The Code of Conduct is a core element of the compliance management system of the ZEISS Group. This summarizes the rudiments and principles of action that form the basis of responsible conduct. The Code of Conduct is applies to all employees and is published on the company’s website.

Responsible Behaviour 5 Fields of Action
Carl Zeiss Foundation Encourage science
Management and Committees CEO und Chairman of Carl Zeiss AG