Half-Year Figures: ZEISS Looks back on Good First Six Months Overall

Half-year revenue reaches 3.2 billion euros (+6% compared to prior year) – EBIT at 455 million euros (+12 million euros compared to prior year)

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02 July 2020 | Press Release

ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT off to a Successful Start

The ZEISS Innovation Hub on the campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has seen a number of successful collaborations and projects since it opened in early 2020. ZEISS wants the hub to house high-tech and digital start-ups, as well as its own innovation and new business activities. KIT will thus join forces with ZEISS experts to pave the way for the technologies of the future.

01 July 2020 | Press Release

ZEISS presents three new Cine Lenses

Three new high-speed, full-frame prime lenses – an 18 mm T1.5, 40 mm T1.5, and 200 mm T2.2 – have been added to the high-end ZEISS Supreme Prime series of cine lenses. The addition of the new 40 millimeter prime lens with a maximum aperture of T1.5 means that there is now a total of 14 prime lenses available in the series.

25 June 2020 | Press Release

ZEISS unveils new planetarium projector

ZEISS is launching a new planetarium projector. The all-new ZEISS ASTERION is an optomechanical component designed to be used with a digital dome projection system for Hybrid Planetariums. The projector features a new design, with a Star Ball that is only as big as a medicine ball.

June 2020 | News

ZEISS: Helping out Where It's Needed

An important element during the aid campaigns was to ensure that enough masks were available. In recent weeks, ZEISS has donated over 250,000 masks of different types to healthcare institutions. 

June 2020 | News

Latest on the Covid-19 Situation

In light of the current situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, ZEISS is focusing on protecting its employees and ensuring smart business continuity to the greatest possible extent.

09 June 2020 | Press Release

MES-supported “Operator Guidance” for Inspection and Assembly Processes

With its interactive process control, the new ZEISS GUARDUS module “Operator Guidance” provides secure processes in the assembly as well as the efficient support of the operators of the plant.


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ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT
ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT
OCT retina scan
OCT retina scan
Simon Reiß, PhD student
Simon Reiß, PhD student
Three new ZEISS Supreme Prime high-speed, full-frame prime lenses
Three new high-speed, full-frame prime lenses – an 18 mm T1.5, 40 mm T1.5, and 200 mm T2.2 – have been added to the high-end ZEISS Supreme Prime series of cine lenses.
ZEISS Supreme Prime 40 mm T1.5
ZEISS Supreme Prime 40 mm T1.5
ZEISS Supreme Prime 18 mm T1.5
ZEISS Supreme Prime 18 mm T1.5
ZEISS Supreme Prime 200 mm T2.2
ZEISS Supreme Prime 200 mm T2.2
The ZEISS ASTERION with stars
The ZEISS ASTERION creates stars that are bright and clear, appearing as set points and in their natural hues. It can also project a very realistic Milky Way.
ZEISS ASTERION Starball
ZEISS ASTERION is the world's smallest and is suitable for use in planetariums with small and medium-sized domes – and it generates the brightest night sky yet.
ZEISS ASTERION front
The all-new ZEISS ASTERION is an optomechanical component designed to be used with a digital dome projection system.
Operator Guidance in Assembly and Inspection Processes
Operator Guidance in Assembly and Inspection Processes
Operator Guidance in Assembly and Inspection Processes
Operator Guidance in Assembly and Inspection Processes

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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

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
vybhav .sinha @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
ZEISS Consumer Products
christina .mayer @zeiss .com
Phone: +49 (0)7364 20-62074

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Planetariums

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

Half-Year Press Conference 2019/20

ZEISS Looks back on Good First Six Months Overall
Half-year revenue reaches 3.2 billion euros (+6% compared to prior year) – EBIT at 455 million euros (+12 million euros compared to prior year)

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.