Beautiful Sunshine – San Francisco Bay Area welcomes Zeiss. Optics and optoelectronics technology company Zeiss has completed the construction of its new R&D, production, sales, and customer service site in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Located on 13.5 acres, near the I-580 and I-680 interchange and within walking distance of two BART stations with access to San Francisco and Oakland, the San Francisco-based Site Is Designed to Promote Customer, Science, and Employee Collaborations.
The internationally leading optics and optoelectronics technology enterprise ZEISS completed the “steel topping out” phase of its new high tech site in the San Francisco Bay Area in July 2019 and finally completed its construction recently in 2021.
“The new ZEISS Innovation Center harnesses our technological, research, and customer services strengths in one of the world’s premier technology innovation locations,” says Dr. Christian Müller, Chief Financial Officer of the Zeiss Group in a press release.
“This long-term commitment to the Bay Area and the North American market, strongly supports the development of exciting innovations that benefit our global customers, alongside new collaboration opportunities with our partners across academia, industry, and local communities.”
The USD 180 million investment in the new high-tech site in Dublin, a fast-growing city near San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, is an integral part of the company’s global strategy to expand its presence close to research centers and growth markets.
The new innovation center’s R&D efforts will increasingly focus on digital solutions and scientific and industry partnerships spanning disciplines and technologies. The innovation center houses customer experience and demonstration centers, as well as research laboratories, service and production facilities.
With engineers, researchers, and sales and service teams from across Zeiss located on the same premises. The center also serves as the US headquarters for the Zeiss medical technology business.
The new site also brings together the X-Ray Microscopy business and the Zeiss Microscopy Customer Center.
The Zeiss Process Control Solutions activities for the Zeiss Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment is also based at the center.
The new center accommodates approximately 700 workspaces and the move-in will be phased over the coming months in compliance with COVID-19 precautions and state and federal regulations.