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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: 59
Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board
Age: 54
Senior Vice President of Business Services & Infrastructure
Principal Scientist of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Head of Group Function Personal
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Carl Zeiss AG Key Developments

Zeiss Introduces New VR ONE Plus Virtual Reality Headset at E3

ZEISS announced the VR ONE Plus, an upgraded version of the company’s VR ONE virtual reality headset. The ZEISS VR ONE Plus is designed with the same premium ergonomics, material quality and precision ZEISS optics as the original VR ONE headset. However, it includes several key changes to enhance the device’s functionality, including a universal smartphone tray that works with any Android or iOS smartphone with a screen size between 4.7 and 5.5 inches. This includes both iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6 Plus. The VR ONE Plus also comes with a removable head strap that allows users to configure the device to their viewing needs dependent on application, along with a removable front faceplate and foam inserts that can easily be replaced after heavy usage. The VR ONE Plus will make its debut at the E3 expo in Los Angeles from June 14-16 in booth #501. ZEISS will be showcasing the VR ONE Plus alongside three innovative use cases for virtual reality, including: A new hidden object mobile VR game produced by Side-Kick that is based on the summer movie release Now You See Me 2. Integration with the DJI Inspire 1, which allows users to experience first-person views from the cockpit of their drone through virtual reality. A partnership with Dacuda that provides a mobile room-scale VR headset based on your smartphone. This plug and play Steam-enabled solution provides an immersive walking or sitting experience generally reserved only for high-end VR headsets, but at an affordable price point. The VR ONE Plus will be available for purchase in-stores and online beginning in August.

ZEISS Reports Earnings Results for the Year Ended 30 September 2015; Provides Revenue Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015/16

ZEISS reported earnings results for the year ended 30 September 2015. For the period, the company increased both its revenue and earnings: revenue rose to €4.511 billion compared with €4.287 billion. This corresponds to an increase of 5% with a figure of €369 million, EBIT was slightly above last year's figure of €360 million. For the fiscal year 2015/16, the group anticipates only moderate growth of the global economy. Nevertheless, the group expects a slight increase in revenue for 2015/16.

ACCRETECH and ZEISS Agree to Extend the Contract for Business Partnership

ACCRETECH and ZEISS have agreed to extend the contract for business partnership. For 20 years since 1995, ACCRETECH and ZEISS have been collaborating in the field of precision measuring instruments. While ACCRETECH engages in the sale of precision measuring instruments by ZEISS in Japan, ZEISS is responsible for the sale of its general-purpose precision measuring instruments in Europe, North America and India. To further continue this business relationship, the companies has reached the agreement to extend the business partnership contract for at least another five years through the discussions at the annual regular meeting with ZEISS held in Shonan in June 2015.

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