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Company Overview of Carl Zeiss AG

Company Overview

Carl Zeiss AG specializes in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. Its business units develops, manufactures, and distributes optical systems, such as lithography systems, industrial measuring technology, microscopes, surgical microscopes, ophthalmic diagnostic and therapy systems, eyeglass lenses, planetarium technology, and cine and camera lenses, as well as binoculars, riflescopes, and spotting scopes. The company provides microchips; measuring solutions that are used to make various components, such as micro and macro parts, ship engines, and wind turbines; microscope systems for biomedical research and materials inspection; medical systems that are used in ophthalmology, and neurosu...

Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 22

Oberkochen,  73447


Founded in 1846


49 7364 20 0


49 7364 20 6808

Key Executives for Carl Zeiss AG

Chief Executive Officer, President, Labor Director and Member of Executive Board
Age: 60
Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board
Age: 55
Senior Vice President of Business Services & Infrastructure
Principal Scientist of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Head of SMT Business Group and Member of SMT Management Board
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Carl Zeiss AG Key Developments

The ZEISS Group Announces Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2017

The ZEISS Group announced earnings results for the six months ended March 31, 2017. The company saw its revenue rise by 10% to EUR 2.550 billion compared with EUR 2.322 billion for the same period a year ago. At EUR 384 million, the earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were significantly higher than the previous year's EUR 280 million. The EBIT margin has increased to 15%.

ZEISS Announces Management Changes

ZEISS announced that Dr. Hermann Gerlinger, Member of the Executive Board and since 1999 Head of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group (SMT), is retiring on 31 December 2016 after a total of 32 years of successful work at ZEISS. Dr. Hermann Gerlinger has been a member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG since 2006. He will continue to act in an advisory capacity in major strategic projects for the Executive Board and the SMT Management Board. Moreover, alongside ZEISS President and CEO Dr. Michael Kaschke, he will sit on the newly founded SMT Advisory Committee in which the Dutch partner ASML also will be represented. The Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG has decided to appoint Dr. Karl Lamprecht as Head of the SMT business group, effective 1 January 2017. In this role he will report to the ZEISS President and CEO, Dr. Michael Kaschke. In its meeting of 15 November 2016 the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH appointed Dr. Karl Lamprecht as a further member of the SMT Management Board, with immediate effect.

Carl Zeiss Expands its Zeiss Loxia Family with Short Telephoto Lens

Carl Zeiss has expanded its Zeiss Loxia family with a short telephoto lens, the Loxia 2.4/85, for mirrorless Sony full-frame cameras with E mount. It supplements three focal lengths that are already available for this lens family, namely the ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21, Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50, and was specially designed for mirrorless full-frame cameras with E mount. The compact ZEISS Loxia lenses are the ideal choice for travel and street photographers who value light and compact camera equipment. "In terms of its technology and the feel of its surface, the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 fits perfectly with the existing focal lengths, and is particularly well suited for portrait photography," said Christophe Casenave, product manager with ZEISS Camera Lenses. The ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 will be available in stores starting mid of December 2016. The new ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 has been designed for digital sensors. The recommended retail sales price is EUR 1,399 or USD 1,399.

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