“Imagine a world without limits. What would you create in it? ”
When we talk about Carl Zeiss, we mean the word “Legend.” Indeed, thanks to the optics of the company, the world’s first man stepped on the moon was photographed. All Hollywood movies go through Carl Zeiss optics, and Google Earth cameras take pictures of the surface of the earth with ZEISS lenses. Thanks to the company’s microscopes, medical scientists discerned red blood cells and received the Nobel Prize.
“When you write a story with light and shadow. When you feel the fullness of life by each cell. When a new life is born in the world. At this moment, we are working for you. ”
Carl Zeiss is a world leader, developer and supplier of the world’s best optics, which finds its widest application where high precision is required. Since the mid-19th century, the world-famous company has honored traditions in the production of microscopes, lenses, rangefinders, optical sights and binoculars, setting the pace of the industry in the field of optics. This is the greatest manufacturer who knows absolutely everything: from micro and macro parts to large marine engines and wind turbines.
Carl Zeiss is a developer and supplier of innovative microscopy systems for biomedical research and materials science, which are successfully used in neurosurgery, dentistry and otolaryngology. Modern technologies allow researchers to observe the finest structures and study processes in living organisms.
Thanks to Carl Zeiss we can observe the starry sky in planetariums. And telescopes and binoculars give you unforgettable fascinating details in the natural world.
LEGENDARY BRAND OF GERMAN OPTICS FOUNDED IN 1846 BY INVENTOR CARL ZEIS. FROM THE FIRST YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT, THE COMPANY HAS A HIGH REPUTATION IN THE OPTICS MARKET.
After receiving a license for the production of optical and mechanical instruments, Zeiss takes in his new workshop in Jena the first master August Löber (August Löber). By the end of the year, he is developing the first microscope, then another, and more.
1848-1953 year. Carl Zeiss and August Leber manufacture lenses for the Zeiss Ikon AG in Stuttgart. So, by 1852, 10 people were already working in the workshop.
1866 year. Physics professor Ernst Abbe joins the team. They improve the design of the microscope thanks to a unique technology. Now each device is individual, for the company there are no standards.
1875 year. The rapid growth of popularity takes the optical company to a new level. 60 people are already working in the workshop, and by 1888 – 327 people. A new type of glass is created – apochromatic lenses.
1891-1896 – the creation of the new company Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung.
1897 year. The company patented the design of the Planar lens.
1902 year. Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung receives a patent for Tessar.
THE COMPANY IS INTENSIVELY DEVELOPING BEFORE THE FIRST WORLD WAR. DURING THE WORLD WAR, LONG-TERM MEASURES ARE INSTALLED ON VARIOUS CRUISERS IN GERMANY.
Till 1945, CARL ZEISS SUPPLIES LENSES FOR THE SUBSIDIARIES OF ZEISS IKON, WHICH SELLED PHOTO CAMERAS UNDER THE CONTAX TRADEMARK.
1916 year. Russian astronomer Belyavsky Sergey Ivanovich discovers an asteroid and calls it in honor of the Carl Zeiss company – Zeiss.
1940 year. Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung supplies range finders and periscopes in the USSR for submarines.
1949 is the year. Establishment of the state-owned company VEB Carl Zeiss Jena. In honor of her name the factory for the production of lenses and lenses in Dresden.
1950 year. The company produces optical instruments for industry and photography.
1954 year. Zeiss Jena creates the first Zeiss-Rechenautomat computer (ZRA 1). Successful release continues until 1964.
1965 year. VEB Carl Zeiss Jena launches electronic components in parallel with the release of optics. The company goes to a new level, using tremendous demand. In 1980, the plant employs 70 thousand people.
1970 year. The company develops and manufactures optical equipment and instruments for the Soyuz-22 spacecraft and the Mir orbital station. Even then, the company creates and exports projectors for planetariums.
1973 year. Carl Zeiss enters into a licensing agreement with the Japanese company Yashica to produce a series of 35 mm cameras with lenses under the Contax and Zeiss brands.
1989 year. All subsidiaries are merged into a single company called Carl Zeiss. The company’s popularity is evidenced by its continuous growth and development. Carl Zeiss lenses are especially known for their maximum quality standards.
1902 year. Carl Zeiss launches a dual-lens component for the photo lens, now commonly known as Tessar (also known as Industar). Its developer is Paul Rudolph.
year 2000. A new subsidiary, Moscow-Oberkochen, is opening.
2004 year. A branch of Carl Zeiss in Ukraine is opening.
2005 year. After combining the Carl Zeiss ophthalmology unit with the SOLA lens manufacturer from the USA, Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH is formed. This year is also the beginning of cooperation with the Japanese company Cosina.