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New alliance for technical cleanliness

ZEISS and CleanControlling take technical cleanliness to a new level

26 June 2024
  • Leveraging potential for synergies in field of technical cleanliness
  • Optimization of products and industrial cleanliness solutions from ZEISS
  • Create new market standards
Oberkochen, Germany | 26 June 2024 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

ZEISS and CleanControlling, a leading test laboratory for technical cleanliness, have signed a cooperation agreement in April. The goal of the cooperation is to optimize products and industrial analysis techniques, and to set new market standards.

Companies will soon have even more pre-configured and optimally assembled solution packages at their disposal for different application cases.

Proximity to customer is decisive

In the automotive, aviation & aerospace and medical technology, technical cleanliness has for many years played a critical role in guaranteeing the functionality and lifespan of sensitive components. Due to the increasing miniaturization and complexity of products, cleanliness measures have become indispensable in other industries as well. This requires an adaptation of technical cleanliness standards for different industry branches.

CleanControlling has helped companies implement technical cleanliness standards since 2006. “As a laboratory, manufacturer and consulting firm, we are very close to the customer and know exactly what challenges they have to overcome in technical cleanliness,” says Volker Burger, CEO of CleanControlling. As part of this cooperation, ZEISS will benefit in particular from the close cooperation between CleanControlling and its customers and their experiences in using ZEISS solutions.

Setting new market standards

Werner Renz, Product Marketing Manager at ZEISS Industrial Microscopy Solutions, looks forward to the cooperation. “With the feedback we get from this important market player, we will be able to orient our products and solutions in the field of technical cleanliness even faster and more efficiently to the needs of our customers in the future.” As a result, companies will soon have even more pre-configured and optimally assembled solution packages at their disposal for different application cases.

As a result of the cooperation with ZEISS, CleanControlling will get access to solutions that take particle analysis to a whole new level, thanks in part to the use of machine learning. CleanControlling believes that the automation of analysis steps will lead to significant productivity gains and key information insights. ZEISS and CleanControlling concur that their partnership will allow them to set new and leading standards in the field of technical cleanliness.

PRESS CONTACT Bernd Balle ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions


ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 10 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2023).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership. ZEISS invests 15 percent of its revenue in research and development – this high level of expenditure has a long tradition at ZEISS and is also an investment in the future.

With over 44,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in around 50 countries with more than 60 sales and service locations, 35 research and development facilities, and 35 production facilities worldwide (status: 31 March 2024). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

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ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, microscopy systems for industrial quality assurance as well as metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.

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