Carl Zeiss Vision spent €7 million last year to upgrade its competence center in Aalen. The company generated a turnover of €845 million in the financial year ended last Sept. 30, up from €789 million in the previous one on a pro forma basis. Only the first half of the previous year was included in the results of the Carl Zeiss Group, whose sales grew by 14 percent on a comparable basis last year. They reached €2,433 million, leading to a 25 percent higher operating profit (EBIT) of €313 million and to a 30 percent rise in net profit to €167 million.