The optics group Carl Zeiss is expecting an operating result of a little more than one billion euros for the past fiscal year 2020/21 (September 30), despite the corona pandemic. As the Zeiss Group announced in Oberkochen, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) will reach a new high. In the 2019/20 financial year, EBIT was 922 million
Euros has been achieved. Zeiss did not provide exact numbers. The final figures for the past fiscal year will be published in December.
Best result in the company’s history
For the first time in its 175-year history, Zeiss will close the financial year with sales of more than seven billion euros. In the previous year it was almost 6.3 billion euros.
Zeiss manufactures products in various fields of optics and photonics, including medical technology, microscopes and industrial measurement technology. The product range also includes spectacle lenses or optics for semiconductor production. In addition to a full-frame camera developed in-house, the manufacturer also builds high-quality lenses for photo and video cameras. The group employs more than 34,000 people (as of March 31, 2021) in almost 50 countries. The main location of the company, which was founded in Jena in 1846, is Oberkochen in the Ostalb district.