The future is innovation

Three major factors safeguard the future success of ZEISS.

The history of the high-tech group of companies started back in 1846 with a trial and error approach to optical production. This method was enhanced by Ernst Abbe, a business partner of the company founder, into a systematic, scientific technique. This marked the beginning of almost 170 years of ongoing innovation at the company's parent site in Jena, Group headquarters in Oberkochen and at many other development and production locations all over the world.

Highly qualified employees

Innovative products can only be developed and produced with highly qualified and motivated staff. ZEISS therefore places great emphasis on the careful selection of its employees, offers targeted training programs and provides an attractive working environment. This includes in particular the positive, respectful way in which colleagues treat each other to ensure that everyone can perform at their best in their everyday work.

Networks and partnerships

The complexity of innovations will continue to rise in the future. The required competencies can only be bundled within strong networks. Therefore, ZEISS collaborates closely with its partners not only in research and development, but also in the supply chain. A tightly-knit and well functioning network enables ZEISS to generate a high level of value creation in Germany.

Courage and sustained investment

Constant, above-average investments in R&D and infrastructure enable ZEISS to leverage the dynamic of the markets. In recent years ZEISS has invested around 500 million euros in the expansion of its sites in Germany. This has resulted in new facilities for the Medical Technology business group, new office and production buildings for the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group and new manufacturing technologies.