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ZEISS Opens New Microscopy Customer Center
Experience correlative and advanced 3D microscopy
On 24 April 2017 ZEISS opened the new ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Europe at the Oberkochen site. This is the most comprehensive ZEISS Customer Center including light, electron and X-ray microscopy in a single location: here users from Industry and Academia can try out correlative workflows between the different microscopy technologies and also advanced 3D microscopy.
On two floors covering a surface area of 1,200 square meters, almost the complete microscopy technology portfolio is presented in a state-of-the-art environment. The Customer Center additionally features a lab with biosafety level 1 for work with living biological materials.
Every year, several hundred customers can test the extensive portfolio of microscope systems in demonstrations and familiarize themselves with their performance and operation in product training classes. "In the ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Europe we provide a broad spectrum of microscopy methods under one roof," explains Dr. Markus Weber, Co-CEO of ZEISS Microscopy. "Our customers can witness the excellence of our systems for themselves on site and experience the complete technology portfolio in one go."
The ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center for Europe is the central hub for customers of the Microscopy business group in Europe. To create this new combined facility, the Customer Center formerly sited in Munich was transferred to Oberkochen. "The site is particularly attractive because in Oberkochen, the headquarters of the ZEISS Group, customers can experience the other ZEISS business groups and visit the ZEISS Museum of Optics," says Justus Felix Wehmer, Co-CEO of ZEISS Microscopy.
ZEISS celebrated the opening of the Customer Center with around 170 customers from Europe. In his guest lecture Professor Dr. Ralf B. Wehrspohn, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS, Halle), focused on the digital transformation and the opportunities and challenges it presents to microscopy.