The partition of Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West – these events have left their mark on the history of the optical company. For example, it resulted in two companies called Carl Zeiss after World War II – one in Jena and one in Oberkochen. Independently of each other, they established themselves as competitors on the global market. When the Berlin Wall came down, it was an opportunity for both companies to overcome their 40-year separation: on 1 October 1991, Carl Zeiss experienced its very own reunification as Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH was re-established as an independent subsidiary of Carl Zeiss in Oberkochen. This launched a new chapter in the history of the company.
20 years of reunification – an event that Carl Zeiss will celebrate on 1 October with all its employees and the public at its open house in Jena. Employees will show off their company today and their ideas and projects of tomorrow.
Have you always wanted to know how good your memory is, take a trip through the human eye, learn what is in your food or watch a fascinating full-dome show? Then stop by Carl Zeiss on 1 October and make use of this opportunity. At numerous stations, the six business groups of Carl Zeiss – Medical Systems, Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Consumer Optics/Optronics, Industrial Measuring Technology, Eyeglasses and Microscopy – invite you to experiment and take part in the activities.
Join us in celebrating 20 years of reunification.
September 6, 2011