Die Stiftungsunternehmen

The foundation companies

The Carl Zeiss Foundation is the sole owner of all shares in the two foundation companies Carl Zeiss AG in Oberkochen and SCHOTT AG in Mainz.

The foundation companies Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG are among the most well-known technology groups in Germany, whose products are in global demand. Under the maxim that only those who are innovative can succeed economically, it is the vision of both companies to be at the forefront of international product development and advancement. Thus, they represent the true spirit of Ernst Abbe, who had introduced the principle of “unity of research and production” at Zeiss in the 19th century to use the latest knowledge from science to improve the Zeiss microscopes.