Industrial Metrology has been closely connected to Carl Zeiss since its early days. Precision measuring is a must anywhere that precision manufacturing is required. It is therefore no surprise that one of the founders of the company, Ernst Abbe, not only revolutionized microscopes but also brought about major advancements in the field of measurement engineering.
Industrial Metrology repeatedly came up with new important innovations, pushed the border of what is physically feasible and generated new markets. The first measuring devices were derived from microscopes, contact and later multisensory measuring technology entered the scene and dominated the market. Today, wherever maximum precision is necessary, the high-quality measuring machines from Carl Zeiss ensure that even the utmost standards are met.
Fine Measuring department founded; first presentation of industrial production measuring technology from Carl Zeiss at the Leipzig Spring Fair; Schuchardt & Schütte distribute the instruments.
Jena initially occupied by American forces who take the leading employees to their zone. These employees establish a new company in Oberkochen, which later also carries the name Carl Zeiss. Jena becomes part of the Soviet occupation zone.
Fine Measuring becomes Industrial Metrology.
Acquisition of Numerex, an American manufacturer of bridge-type measuring machines in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Current production site of measuring machines for the USA and Asia.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Carl Zeiss in Oberkochen acquires parts of the former combine VEB Carl Zeiss Jena.
Carl Zeiss merges with Stiefelmeyer to supplement its own range of horizontal arm CMMs.
Carl Zeiss enters into a strategic alliance with TSK for surface-measuring instruments.
Founding of Carl Zeiss 3D Metrology Services GmbH together with 3D Control with the aim of offering joint metrology services.
The factory in Minneapolis doubles its assembly space when it moves to a new building.
The third production site for coordinate measuring machines after Oberkochen and Minneapolis opens in Shanghai.