Zeiss have today announced that they will be moving from a 25% stake in Saxonia Systems to a complete takeover of the company with completion expected in February 2020. The companies have collaborated on software projects for over 10 years and Zeiss has had a 25% stake since 2018 but the full acquisition, the company says, will expand it’s software competence and secure the expertise and resources of Saxonia Systems for the realisation of strategically important digital projects. Financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
Dr. Ludwin Monz, member of the ZEISS Group Executive Board responsible for the Medical Technology segment said, “We are improving our understanding of customer needs in relation to digital applications. Saxonia Systems will continue to grow as a powerful unit of ZEISS and expand our software development capabilities.” In addition, ZEISS will establish an innovation hub in Dresden similar to the one in Karlsruhe, with the goal of strengthening networking with local research and science, in particular the TU Dresden.
The founders of Saxonia Systems, Viola Klein and Andreas Mönch, are remaining on board and will accompany the integration in 2020: “ZEISS brings a high degree of job security, high stability and new technological perspectives to our team as an excellently positioned company,” explains Andreas Mönch. “Furthermore, ZEISS has a strong brand and an excellent reputation.”