Company Portfolio

The broad portfolio of the ZEISS Group encompasses six business groups and various strategic business units in four segments. The units develop, produce and distribute optical systems such as lithography systems, industrial measuring technology, microscopes, surgical microscopes, ophthalmic diagnostic and therapy systems, eyeglass lenses, planetarium technology, cine and camera lenses, as well as binoculars, riflescopes and spotting scopes.

Carl Zeiss AG manages the Group in its role as a strategic holding company. Its primary function is the ongoing strategic development of the business activities and of the corporate portfolio. It also provides the corporate management and service functions.

Chart showing the corporate structure of the ZEISS Group with its four segments and six business groups.

Corporate Structure of the ZEISS Group.


Medical Technology

Medical Technology

With its products and solutions for ophthalmology, neurosurgery and ENT surgery, ZEISS helps drive progress in medicine and assists doctors all over the world in enhancing their patients' quality of life.

Industrial Metrology

Research & Quality Technology

ZEISS guarantees the required quality standards in applications where maximum precision is a must: with metrology solutions and microscopes for materials inspection. In research, microscopes from ZEISS assist in making even the smallest structures and processes visible.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Today, a large proportion of all microchips is produced with ZEISS technologies. As the market leader in lithography optics, ZEISS is playing a pivotal role in the age of microelectronics by constantly enabling new microchips with increasing performance and compactness.

Vision Care

Vision Care/Consumer Products

As one of the world's leading manufacturers of eyeglass lenses, ZEISS stands for maximum visual comfort. The movie and camera lenses, planetariums, binoculars and spotting scopes from ZEISS offer their users outstanding optical quality.