Challenge the Limits of Imagination

Seeing beyond for 175 years

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.
Signet 175 years ZEISS

ZEISS Beyond Talks

For 175 years, ZEISS has been asking “How can we challenge the limits of our imagination?” To celebrate this vision, ZEISS has partnered up with thought leaders and great minds from around the globe for the series "ZEISS Beyond Talks" where they speak about their work, visions, and how they are having a major impact on our world.

Heart meets mind in neuroscience

Interview with Prof. Ling Feng, neurosurgeon and Deputy Director of China INI in Beijing.

A vision of luxury: building a high-end eyewear brand

Interview with founder and CEO of PUYI OPTICAL, Jeffery Yau

How lasers are tracing the path to humanity`s future

Interview with Dr. Peter Leibinger, CTO of TRUMPF Group.

The power of storytelling to drive social change

Interview with German-American director, Sherry Hormann

Countdown until the Anniversary

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Social media contest for the anniversary 175

Test your knowledge and win big!

What do you have to do to win? From 17 October to 17 November 2021, you will find five questions on the ZEISS Group's social media channels: Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Answer four of the five questions correctly for a chance to win and send them to 175co ntest @zeiss .com. Tip: You may find some answers to the questions in previous #ZEISS175 posts. Full terms and conditions

How the Past Enables the Future

From microscopic idea to global technology leader: Carl Zeiss began challenging the limits of imagination with respect to physical laws when scientific research was still in its infancy. His vision is still with us today.

ZEISS – an Internationally Leading Technology Enterprise

founded by Carl Zeiss in Jena
locations in almost 50 countries
employees worldwide
Beyond imagination

Since 175 years we challenge the limits of imagination

ZEISS History at a Glance

ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest 2021

ZEISS, TRUMPF and Fraunhofer research team awarded the Deutscher Zukunftspreis

ZEISS wins German Future Prize 2020

ZEISS at the Digital Summit 2020

ZEISS Museum of Optics

ZEISS Museum of Optics

What drives us

As the pioneer of science in optics, we continue to challenge the limits of our imagination. With our passion for excellence we create value for our customers and inspire the world to see in new ways.

Press Kit

175 years of  ZEISS

Corporate Responsibility

We are ensuring sustainable development.