Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH
Throughout the world the name of Carl Zeiss stands for the highest quality and reliability. Carl Zeiss Microscopy is part of the Carl Zeiss group, a leading organization of companies operating worldwide in the optical and optoelectronical industry. Carl Zeiss as a leading provider of microscopy products for life sciences and materials research. The company history comprises a lot of interesting facts about Carl Zeiss and its subsidiaries in Germany. Famous scientists received awards and nobel prizes during their work with our products.
Throughout the world the name of Carl Zeiss stands for the highest quality and reliability. Carl Zeiss Microscopy is part of the Carl Zeiss group, a leading organization of companies operating worldwide in the optical and optoelectronical industry.
ZEISS is one of the world leading manufacturers of microscopes. In addition to excellent light-/ion- and election microscopes, ZEISS also manufactures a diverse range of fluorescence optical sectioning systems as well as high-resolution x-ray microscopes..
Carl Zeiss Microscopy is a leading provider of microscope solutions in the life sciences and materials research markets and QA/QC and also manufactures optical sensor systems for integrated process analysis.
Microscope systems by Carl Zeiss are much more than just hardware. A dedicated and well-trained sales force, an extensive support infrastructure and a responsive service team enable customers to use their ZEISS instruments to their full potential.
Microscopy is a key enabling technology in both high tech industries and life sciences research. With its unique portfolio, leading innovations and a highly trained sales force, Carl Zeiss Microscopy is uniquely positioned to play a major role in finding the answers to the most pressing questions of our society.
From energy solutions to environmental problems to a better understanding of neuronal diseases, cancer and infectious agents, Carl Zeiss has a strong history and current mission to support the efforts for these future findings.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH is the microscopy wing of Carl Zeiss. It has come a long way from the company’s early beginnings as a workshop by Carl Zeiss in 1846. The development of microscopes at Carl Zeiss began with the fabrication of simple but precise monocular light microscopes and evolved into more complex forms such as compound microscopes. The work of Ernst Abbe, Otto Schott and August Köhler was vital to this evolution.
The ongoing development and production of microscopes in the 20th century was heavily affected by World War II and the following division of Germany. In 1947, the biggest part of the subsidiary in Jena was dismantled and shortly thereafter re-established in Oberkochen. The two Carl Zeiss companies, suddenly divided by the iron curtain, operated independently of each other until 1991. In 2006, the different divisions producing ZEISS light microscopes were officially merged to create Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH and, after the successful merger with the electron microscopy division in 2011, today form the Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, which is again headquartered in Jena where it all began.
In addition to Jena, Göttingen and Munich offer perfect solutions for biological research, the public health sector and industry. The company’s range of products includes light microscopes, confocal systems for laser scanning microscopy, a full portfolio of electron and ion beam microscopes, and perfectly-tailored software solutions for image processing and image documentation. Together with our sites manufacturing electron microscopes in Oberkochen, Peabody and Cambridge, all of these instruments make Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH today one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microscope systems.