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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology company operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. ZEISS is shaping technological progress and through its solutions is extending the horizon of the world of optics and associated areas.

ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, as well as 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. ZEISS consists of four segments: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Industry 4.0 as well as a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping technological progress and, through its solutions, is extending the horizon of the world of optics and associated areas. 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.

The ZEISS Group emerged from a workshop for precision mechanics and optics which was established by company founder Carl Zeiss in the east German city of Jena in 1846. Today, the Group's headquarters are located in Oberkochen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of Germany’s largest foundations committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.



Optics and optoelectronics industry


Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Industrial Quality & Research
Medical Technology1
Consumer Markets


Oberkochen, Germany

Executive Board

Dr. Karl Lamprecht (CEO)
Susan-Stefanie Breitkopf (CTO)
Sven Hermann
Dr. Christian Müller (CFO)
Andreas Pecher
Dr. Jochen Peter
Dr. Markus Weber

Fiscal year

1 Oct. to 30 Sept.

1 Not identical to the Carl Zeiss Meditec Group

Segments of the ZEISS Group

Worldwide representation

Revenue in current fiscal year
billion euros in revenue in current fiscal year
Facilities worldwide, headquarters in Oberkochen, Germany
facilities worldwide, headquarters in Oberkochen, Germany
Employees worldwide
employees worldwide

ZEISS in India is headquartered in Bengaluru and present in the fields of Industrial Quality Solutions, Research Microscopy Solutions, Medical Technology, Vision Care and Sports & Cine Optics.

ZEISS India has 3 production facilities, R&D center, Global IT services and about 40 Sales & Service offices in almost all Tier I and Tier II cities in India. With nearly 900 employees and continued investments over 20 years in India, ZEISS’ success story in India is continuing at a rapid pace.

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ZEISS Customer Interaction Centers

ZEISS Medical Technology

Toll Free No.: 1800 103 0403
Email: customercare .india @zeiss .com

ZEISS Industry Quality Solutions

Toll Free No.: 1800 103 7711
Hotline: +91 80 4905 4905
Email: czi .imthotline @zeiss .com

ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions

Toll Free No.: 1800 102 6677
Hotline:  +91 80 4940 5757
Email: mikroservice .india @zeiss .com

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