Challenge the Limits of Imagination
175 years of ZEISS
Ever since ZEISS was founded 175 years ago, curiosity, passion and precision have been inspiring us, our customers and our partners. Together, we have succeeded time after time in opening up new perspectives, transforming major challenges into major opportunities, and making the impossible possible.
In spite of the many changes the world has seen over the past 175 years, one thing has stayed the same: together, we challenge the limits of our imagination.
ZEISS celebrates 175 years of innovation, passion and the courage to develop
ZEISS ran a virtual celebration to mark its 175th anniversary at its founding site in Jena.
17 November 2021
175 years ago, on 17 November 1846, young mechanic Carl Zeiss opened his workshop for precision mechanics and optics in Jena, thus laying the foundation for what would become ZEISS.
To mark this special day, the company ran a celebration event, the highlight of a jam-packed anniversary year. The virtual event took place on 16 November 2021 at the Volkshaus, in the company's founding city Jena.
Winners of the ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest announced
Researchers from around 50 countries submitted microscopy images from various application areas
15 September 2021
Today, ZEISS unveiled the winners of the ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest 2021. In its 175th anniversary year, ZEISS is celebrating the work of researchers using microscopy in various application fields with an image contest.
175 years of ZEISS: powering innovation for the future
ZEISS celebrates 175th anniversary in 2021 and looks back over a history packed with pioneering spirit, seized opportunities and new prospects.
11 May 2021
The company's success story began 175 years ago, in a small workshop. On 17 November 1846, young mechanic Carl Zeiss opened his workshop for precision mechanics and optics in Jena, thus laying the foundation for what would become today's global technology player ZEISS.