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About Carl Zeiss

An international leader in the fields of optics and opto-electronics

In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical Technology and Consumer Optics, Carl Zeiss has contributed to technological progress all over the world for more than 160 years and enhances the quality of life of many people around the globe.

About Carl Zeiss Australasia

Carl Zeiss is a leading international group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industries. Headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany, the Carl Zeiss Group is directly represented in more than 30 countries and operates production facilities in Europe, America and Asia.

The Carl Zeiss Group is structured as six business groups in three strategic markets. These are Biosciences and Medical Technology, System Solutions for Industry and Optical Consumer Goods. We offer products and services for biomedical research and medical technology, system solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, as well as high quality consumer goods such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

Carl Zeiss commenced operations in Australasia with the establishment of a Sydney office in 1961. Following strong growth and customer support, the first direct Carl Zeiss office was established in New Zealand in 1978. Today, the Carl Zeiss Australasia Head Office is located in Sydney, Australia, supported by our Auckland based New Zealand office. Our products are also distributed through several select business partners whose market presence allow us to provide sales and service for a variety of customer segments to any location in Australasia.

Locally, our business units include Industrial Metrology, Medical Systems, and Microscopy including Electron/Ion Microscopes, Vision Care (spectacle lens) and Sport Optics (binoculars, rifle and spotting scopes) are distributed by Outdoor Sporting Agencies in Australia and Cameron Sports Imports Ltd in New Zealand.

The ZEISS brand stands for the highest quality, precision and innovation and has done so over 160 years. We aspire to unite innovation, fascination and tradition and we reflect this in our slogan: "We make it visible."

A commitment towards continual quality improvement and customer orientation are key drivers for all our activities.

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The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics.


The History of Carl Zeiss

Learn about the fascinating history of Carl Zeiss since 1846.


Innovative technologies and leading-edge solutions

The Carl Zeiss Group develops and produces planetariums, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses and binoculars as well as solutions for biomedical research, medical technology and the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Carl Zeiss is present in over 40 countries around the globe with about 40

production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and approximately 20 research and development centers. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.

Facts & Figures

Key figures of the Carl Zeiss Group.


Innovation & Techology

Innovations with vision and foresight.


Carl Zeiss Foundation

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