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ZEISS opens new spare parts hub for Asia in Taoyuan, Taiwan

7 September 2023 · 2 min read

  • Speed up response time and faster spare parts supply
  • Supplies APAC region with parts for ZEISS Semiconductor Mask Solutions
  • Several thousands of parts are stored in Taoyuan
Hsinchu, Taiwan | 7 September 2023 | ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

ZEISS held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Asian spare parts hub in Taoyuan, Taiwan for ZEISS Semiconductor Mask Solutions (SMS). SMS is a provider of photomask solutions for the semiconductor industry. With the new facility, ZEISS supports the demands of semiconductor manufacturers for fast response time and reliable parts supply.

“With the investment in a new hub we can serve our customers even better and provide parts within a short timeframe using the excellent flight connections within APAC. Customers will benefit significantly from the increased variety and number of parts,” states Dr. Axel Zibold, Head of Sales and Service ZEISS SMS.

Members of ZEISS and CTW cutting the ribbon

Member of ZEISS, CTW Logistics and German Trade Office (GTO) cutting the ribbon during the opening event: Huang Ming (CTW), Johnny Fan (ZEISS), Dr. Axel Zibold (ZEISS), Torsten Fell (ZEISS), Falk Möhr (ZEISS) and Christoph Lory (GTO) (f.l.t.r.)

Located for best customer support

The new hub is located in an International Logistics Center (ILC), which allows for quick shipment of parts within Taiwan as well as to other Asian countries, primarily Japan and South Korea. The facility is approximately 575 square meters with temperature and humidity-controlled storage areas and for sensitive components even a clean room storage. Several thousands of parts for ZEISS´ photomask systems are hosted here.

“Taiwan has the biggest installed-base of ZEISS photomask equipment worldwide, and as the result Taiwan is chosen to establish Asian spare parts hub,” states Johnny Fan, Head of ZEISS SMS Taiwan. “My appreciation goes to our valued customers in Taiwan as well as ZEISS headquarters in Germany, as this is a joint effort that will enable win-win for years to come.”

The new warehouse is operated by CTW, an internationally operating logistics expert. A further expansion of the warehouse is generally speaking possible.
The Taiwanese logistics center is part of ZEISS SMS' new global hub strategy. Dedicated global hubs ensure the supply of parts to secure semiconductor production. The strategic Business Unit is currently planning to open an additional U.S. logistics center in Indianapolis end of 2023 to improve supply in North America.

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Press Contact Jeannine Rapp Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
Portrait of Jeannine Rapp
Press Contact Jeannine Rapp Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH


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 8.8 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2022).

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 13 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 40,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities (status: 31 March 2023). 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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Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

With its product portfolio and expertise, the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment of ZEISS covers a variety of key processes in the production of microchips. Its products include semiconductor manufacturing optics – notably lithography optics – as well as photomask systems and process control solutions for semiconductor manufacturing. Thanks to ZEISS technology, microchips are becoming increasingly smaller, more powerful, more energy-efficient and more affordable. The electronic applications of these ongoing enhancements enable global progress in many disciplines such as technology, electronics, communication, entertainment, mobility and energy. Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology is headquartered in Oberkochen. Other sites include Jena, Rossdorf and Wetzlar in Germany, as well as Bar Lev (Israel) and Dublin, CA and Danvers, MA (USA).

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  • Opening of Hub in Taoyuan

    Member of ZEISS, CTW Logistics and German Trade Office (GTO) cutting the ribbon during the opening event: Huang Ming (CTW), Johnny Fan (ZEISS), Dr. Axel Zibold (ZEISS), Torsten Fell (ZEISS), Falk Möhr (ZEISS) and Christoph Lory (GTO) (f.l.t.r.)

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