Facts and Figures about Innovation and Technology

Innovation is a way of life at ZEISS. You might even say it is in the company's genes.

  • Expenses

    Research and Development Expenses

    To further expand the company's technologically leading position in a wide variety of sectors, the company continually invests approximating 10 percent of revenue in research and development.

  • Employees

    Employees in Research and Development

    The key to success at ZEISS is committed, motivated and qualified employees and a corporate culture characterized by such values as performance, responsibility and openness. Overall, around 10 percent of employees work in the various research and development areas of the ZEISS Group.

  • Patents

    New Patents

    ZEISS holds a total of 7.793 patents and patent applications around the globe. In fiscal year 2015/16, the company applied for 447 new patents (prior year: 413).

  • Sites worldwide

    Research and Development Worldwide

    Research and development sites are located around the world, ensuring that the company is never far from its customers.

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