At 06:36 PM 3/2/2011, CarlosMFreaza wrote: >Yes Marc, "bought" is not the exact or right word, however it was in >1970 that Zeiss Ikon took over 100% of Voigtländer after the >"Voigtländer-Zeiss Ikon" company was created in 1965, the Zeiss >Foundation bought Voigtländer from Schering AG but Voigtländer worked >as a separated company regarding Zeiss Ikon initially.The Carl Zeiss Foundation bought a 100% ownership interest in Voigtländer from Schering in 1953. In 1965, the Foundation, which then owned around 80% of Zeiss Ikon, merged Voigtländer with Zeiss Ikon to form ZIV. That was dissolved when Zeiss Ikon left the camera manufacturing business and the remnants of Voigtländer were sold to F&H. Most of the Voigtländer lens designers had been absorbed into Oberkochen in 1965, incidentally.
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