The opening of the London branch back in 1893 paved the way toward internationalization. Global locations, entrepreneurial ventures, as well as acquisitions and strategic partnerships, have since led to ever greater internationalization for the company.
This forged a new partnership: in 1983, ZEISS supplied Philips with the first projection optics order. The joint venture between Philips and ASM International led to the creation of ASML in 1984, now the leading supplier of lithography systems and a strategic partner to ZEISS. Both of these heavyweights continue to shape a key process in chip production.
ZEISS is pursuing a global investment strategy that includes a series of international projects aimed at expanding, modernizing, and realigning sites in Germany, Europe and Asia. What's more, ZEISS is continuing to invest heavily in an optimized infrastructure, in state-of-the-art buildings and production facilities, and especially in accelerating the company's digitalization and sustainability. The latest investment was the new ZEISS Innovation Center at the site in Dublin, California (USA), which opened its doors just a few weeks ago.