Who We Are
“Innovation has a long tradition at Carl Zeiss: it is in the company’s genes. Optical technologies are key technologies for our future. Their applications in industry and science will make increasing inroads into our everyday lives”, says Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss.
The company has stood for innovation for more than 160 years. The research and development teams work intensively on constantly expanding the technology leadership. The ownership structure lays the foundation for ensuring that investments in innovations can be made with vision and foresight.
Three major factors safeguard the future success of Carl Zeiss.
The history of the high-tech group of companies started back in 1846 with a trial and error approach to optical production. This method was enhanced by Ernst Abbe, a business partner of the company founder, into a systematic, scientific technique.This marked the beginning of more than 160 years of ongoing innovation at the company’s founding site in Jena, Group headquarters in Oberkochen and at many other development and production locations.
Highly qualified employees
Innovative products can only be developed and produced with highly qualified and motivated staff. Carl Zeiss therefore places great emphasis on the careful selection of its employees, offers targeted training programs and provides an attractive working environment. This includes in particular the positive, respectful way in which colleagues treat each other to ensure that everyone can perform at their best in their everyday work.
Networks and partnerships
The complexity of innovations will continue to rise in the future. The required competencies can only be bundled within strong networks. Therefore, Carl Zeiss collaborates closely with its partners not only in research and development, but also in the supply chain.
Courage and sustained investment
Constant, above-average investments in R&D and infrastructure enable Carl Zeiss to leverage the dynamic of the markets.
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