Abstract: Reunited

1990 The political change in the German Democratic Republic also spells a change in the relations between the Zeiss enterprises in the East and West. The enterprises declare their intention to fuse under the umbrella of a Carl Zeiss Foundation that would be legally domiciled in both Jena and Heidenheim.
1991 In the following years, Carl Zeiss founds two factories in Hungary, participates in a joint venture in Belarus, and opens new agencies in eastern Europe.
1995 Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, acquires the shares held by Jenoptik GmbH in Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH and is now the sole owner.
1996 The enterprise Carl Zeiss celebrates its 150th anniversary.