Carl Zeiss has completed its acquisition of a producer of custom software, Saxonia Systems, which has been renamed Carl Zeiss Digital Innovation. Zeiss said the company will provide “digitalization solutions, from process, technology and software architecture consultations all the way to requirements management, implementation, quality assurance and maintenance.” It will support digital projects within the Zeiss group and retain its former clientele. The acquisition stems from 10 years of joint endeavors between Zeiss and Saxonia, notably in medical technology. Through the acquisition, Zeiss will be expanding its presence in Dresden, Germany, establishing a second innovation hub near Saxonia’s headquarters and the Technical University of Dresden. The hub will bridge the two institutions and be open to university spin-offs, Zeiss research groups and product development units. In 2018, Saxonia employed a staff of about 250 – split between Dresden and five other sites in Germany – and generated more than €30 million in revenues. Last year, it enjoyed double-digit growth in both revenue and earnings. This month, Zeiss plans to expand Carl Zeiss Digital Innovation with another 60 employees and a Hungarian partner unit belonging to Saxonia Systems.

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