The owner of both Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG is the Carl Zeiss Foundation (Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung).
Carl Zeiss AG and Schott Glas AG have a number of domestic and foreign subsidiaries which have been combined into two organizations, the Carl Zeiss Group and the Schott Group.
The foundation’s enterprises are incorporated as separate stock corporations
Following German reunification, Carl Zeiss and SCHOTT acquire their pre-World War II headquarters and later state-owned enterprises in Jena (State of Thuringia)
Operations of the foundation’s enterprises continue in West Germany: Carl Zeiss (Oberkochen) and SCHOTT (Mainz)
The statute of Carl Zeiss Foundation written by Ernst Abbe is enacted as the by-laws of the Foundation and its two enterprises
The Carl Zeiss Foundation becomes the sole owner of the Carl Zeiss and SCHOTT enterprises
Creation of the Carl Zeiss Foundation by Ernst Abbe
Founding of the “Glastechnisches Laboratorium Schott & Genossen” (SCHOTT & Associates Glass Technology Laboratory) by Otto Schott, Ernst Abbe, Carl and Roderich Zeiss
Carl Zeiss sets up an optical workshop in Jena
(in acc. with §1 of the foundation statute)
The main aim of the Carl Zeiss Foundation (Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung) is to secure the future of Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG.
The Foundation is the sole shareholder of the two companies.
The Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation) consists of three corporate bodies:
Advisory capacity for