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Press Release
22 February 2019

ZEISS Equips India's Most Cutting-Edge Planetarium with 3D Projection Technology

With its 23-meter dome and 360 seats, the Science City planetarium in Kolkata, the state capital of West Bengal in India, is one of the largest planetariums on the subcontinent. Following an extensive renovation, India's Minister of Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, reopened the planetarium – now equipped with entirely new technology – on 18 February 2019.

Press Release
13 February 2019

New training center for ophthalmologists opens in Pune

36 million people around the globe are blind. Frequently, those affected do not have access to medical care. ZEISS and the Christoffel Mission for the Blind (CBM) have – together with a local partner, the Poona Blind Men Association – opened a new training center for treating cataracts in Pune, India. The goal is to train ophthalmologists and medical personnel throughout the country in phacoemulsification, a modern surgical technique.

Press Release
11 February 2019

Continued profitable growth for Carl Zeiss Meditec in the first three months of 2018/19

In the first three months of fiscal year 2018/19 Carl Zeiss Meditec generated revenue of €323.6m, representing an increase of 9.8% (adjusted for currency effects: +9.0%) compared with the same period of the previous year (prior year: €294.7m). Significant growth was posted in the EMEA1 Europe, Middle East, Africa region, particularly in its core markets Germany, France and Southern Europe. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased significantly to €48.1m (prior year: €38.9m). The EBIT margin also increased, to 14.9% (prior year: 13.2%).

ZEISS Stories
11 February 2019

A Journey to the Hills

The Aloka Vision Programme provides people in unserved rural areas of India with eye and vision care. In 2018, "eye camps" were set up in the Indian Himalayan Region – and the local inhabitants graciously accepted the assistance.

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Multifunctional Smart Glass
For the first time ever, a technology developed by ZEISS has made it possible to utilize transparent glass or plastic in a whole range of different ways.
ZEISS Completes Venture Investment in Advanced LiDAR Company Bridger Photonics
Bridger Photonics LiDAR solutions for Aircrafts and Drones
Good vision requires more than just the right prescription eyeglass lenses. These must also be properly centered in the frames. ZEISS VISUFIT 1000 helps ZEISS eye care professionals provide glasses precisely matched to the wearer's Needs.
ZEISS Photography Award
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by representatives of ZEISS, the City of Lyon, County Oakland, the State of Michigan and involved construction companies.
ZEISS Photography Award
“Winning the ZEISS Photography Award 2018 has given great extra visibility for my project”: Last year’s winner Nick Hannes from Belgium wowed the judges with his photos series “Garden of Delight” on leisure and consumerism in Dubai.
ZEISS and arivis AG intensify strategic partnership
Advanced software is needed to visualize and analyze ever increasing amounts of data produced by modern microscopy systems.
Organizing and managing digital classrooms efficiently: New software module ZEISS Labscope Teacher
Organizing and managing digital classrooms efficiently: New software module ZEISS Labscope Teacher
A new high-tech site: presenting the final result
The architectural concept for ZEISS' new high-tech site is aligned with the work environments of the future. The building materials and the use of prism shapes and lines resembling beam paths reflect ZEISS' history and brand values: precision, innovation, transparency and modernity.
First full-frame camera from ZEISS with first-class image quality and the familiar, intuitive image editing and connectivity of a smartphone.
ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF
With a 40 millimeter fixed focal length, the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF (Close Focus) is the latest addition to the product family.
ZEISS TIVATO 700: Transforming possibilities into realities
ZEISS TIVATO 700: Transforming possibilities into realities
50 Years of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technologies from ZEISS
Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of ZEISS, Dr. Dieter Kurz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, Martin van den Brink, President and CTO of ASML, Dr. Karl Lamprecht, Member of the Executive Board of ZEISS and Head of the SMT segment, and Dr. Herbert Zeisel, Ministerial Conductor in the Key Technology for Growth Department at the BMBF (from the left), in front of the model of a Starlith® 19xyi lens from ZEISS.

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Jörg Nitschke – Head of Corporate Brand & Communications

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

Markus Gögele – Head of External Corporate Communications

Markus Gögele
Head of External Corporate Communications
markus .goegele @zeiss .com
Telefon: +49 (0)7364 20 62232

Gudrun Vogel – Jena Site Communications

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Ilka Hauswald – Press Contact for Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH

Ilka Hauswald
Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
ilka .hauswald @zeiss .com
Tel.: +49 (0)7364 20-9231

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Industrial Quality & Research

Bernd Balle – Press contact for Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH

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

Research Microscopy Solutions

Karin Gretz-Köhler – Press contact for Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

Karin Gretz-Köhler
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
karin .gretz -koehler @zeiss .com
Tel.: +49 (0)7364 20-2253

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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
Tel.: +49 (0)3641 220-331

Investor Relations:
investors .meditec @zeiss .com
Tel.: +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
Tel.: +49 (0)151 42112288

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Camera Lenses & Sports Optics

Jörn Leonhardt – Press contact for Camera Lenses & ZEISS VR One Plus

Jörn Leonhardt
Carl Zeiss AG
joern .leonhardt @zeiss .com
Tel.: +49 (0)7364 20-4694


Gudrun Vogel – Press contact for Planetariums

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

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ZEISS Half-Year Figures 2017/18

High Tech Drives Growth

Half-year revenue grows to EUR 2.8 billion – EBIT at prior-year level despite negative currency effects.

Annual Report

Annual Report 2017/18 for the ZEISS Group

The ZEISS Group is continuing its growth trajectory. In fiscal year 2017/18 (ended on 30 September 2018), the company achieved record-breaking revenue and earnings: revenue increased by nine percent to EUR 5.817 billion (previous year: EUR 5.348 billion). After currency adjustments, revenue rose by 12 percent.