News from the ZEISS Group

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11 May 2021 | Press Release

175 Years of ZEISS: Powering Innovation for the Future

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.

10 May 2021 | Press Release

ZEISS to acquire Capture 3D to extend its industry expertise in 3D measurement and inspection solutions

ZEISS plans to expand its national coverage in the US for its Industrial Quality & Research segment by acquiring Capture 3D. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, Capture 3D is the leading US partner for GOM 3D non-contact measuring solutions.

10 May 2021 | Press Release

Carl Zeiss Meditec returns to significant revenue growth in H1 2020/21

Carl Zeiss Meditec generated revenue of €767.4m in the first six months of fiscal year 2020/21 (prior year: €714.9m), an increase of +7.3% (adjusted for currency effects: +10.5%). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased to €162.7m (prior year: €102.5m). The EBIT margin was 21.2% (prior year: 14.3%).

6 May 2021 | Press Release

Join the ZEISS Innovation Rocks Spring Edition 2021

Starting on June 8th, ZEISS Innovation Rocks once again gives customers the opportunity to experience its new developments in industrial measuring technology in an engaging and interactive manner. In five live events, the spring edition of the innovative digital format presents the latest product launches through interactive shows and webinars.

5 May 2021 | Press Release

The ZEISS and Telekom joint venture tooz technologies is on course for success

Further development milestone reached: After a successful introduction in China, the first tooz Smart Glasses for software developers are now available in Germany. Since its foundation in 2018, the joint venture tooz technologies has worked on the further enhancement of its optical system and the integration into a mobile smart glasses solution for consumers.

28 April 2021 | Press Release

Doubling the Resolution of Structured Illumination Microscopy

ZEISS introduces SIM², a groundbreaking image reconstruction algorithm that increases the resolution and sectioning quality of structured illumination microscopy (SIM) data.

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ZEISS Symposium 2018

Optics in the quantum world

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ZEISS Press Contacts

Corporate Communications

Jörg Nitschke – Head of Corporate Brand & Communications

Jörg Nitschke
Head of Corporate Brand & Communications and Group Press Spokesman
joerg .nitschke @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)7364 20-3242

Ralf Langen – Head of External Corporate Communications

Ralf Langen
Head of External Corporate Communications
ralf .langen @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)7364 20 87999

Gudrun Vogel – Jena Site Communications

Gudrun Vogel
Jena Site Communications
gudrun .vogel @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)3641 64-2770

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Bernd Balle – Pressekontakt für die Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH

Jeannine Rapp
Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
jeannine .rapp @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 7364 20 75435
Mobile: +49 151 17210759

Industrial Quality Solutions

Bernd Balle – Press contact for Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH

Bernd Balle
Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH
bernd .balle @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)7364 20-8148

Research Microscopy Solutions

Vybhav Sinha – Press contact for Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

Vybhav Sinha
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
press .microscopy @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)3641 64-3949

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Medical Technology

Sebastian Frericks – Director of Investor Relations and press contact for Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

Sebastian Frericks
Director of Investor Relations
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

General Inquiries:
press .meditec @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)3641 220-331

Investor Relations:
investors .meditec @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)3641 220-116

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Vision Care

Joachim Kuss – Press contact for Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH

Joachim Kuss
Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
joachim .kuss @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)151 42112288

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Consumer Products

Christina Mayer – Press contact for Camera Lenses & Sports Optics

Christina Mayer – on parental leave
ZEISS Consumer Products
christina .mayer @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)7364 20-62074

Stand-in: Christoph Riess
christoph .riess @zeiss .com

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Gudrun Vogel – Press contact for Planetariums

Gudrun Vogel
Carl Zeiss AG
gudrun .vogel @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)3641 64-2770

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Press Conferences

Press Conference Fiscal Year 2019/20

ZEISS Looks Back on Overall Good Fiscal Year 2019/20
Revenue reaches 6.3 billion euros (-2% vs. prior year) – EBIT at 922 million euros (-141 million euros vs. prior year)

Annual Report

Annual Report 2019/20 for the ZEISS Group

Overall, the ZEISS Group had a good fiscal year 2019/20 (end of reporting period: 30 September 2020): revenue totaled 6.297 billion euros (prior year: 6.428 billion euros). With a slight decline of 2% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, revenue almost reached last year's level.

Annual Report

Annual Report 2018/19 for the ZEISS Group

The ZEISS Group continued its growth trajectory, with revenue and earnings reaching new heights in fiscal year 2018/19, which ended 30 September 2019. Revenue grew by 11 percent, reaching 6.428 billion euros (previous year: 5.817 billion euros). Adjusted for currency and consolidation effects, revenue rose by 8 percent.