The Carl Zeiss Group ended fiscal year 2011/12 with a two percent increase in revenue to a total of EUR 4.163 billion to the previous year’s EUR 4.084 billion.
EBIT totalled EUR 420 million. “2011/12 was a very successful fiscal year for Carl Zeiss. We have surpassed the figure we forecast last year; revenue is slightly above the equivalent total in the prior year. What is particularly notable is that our strong portfolio has enabled us to successfully offset the cyclical downturn in the revenue of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group,” said Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss.
In 2011/12 Carl Zeiss hired 900 new recruits worldwide and increased its investments in research and development by 14 percent. Investments in property, plant and equipment totaled EUR 289 million, allowing the company to modernise and expand its global infrastructure.