The aim of the investments was to increase the production of scientific precision instruments for the needs of the former East Germany and for exports.
One of the greatest construction projects was that of building 6/70.
In the first few years, the foreman of VEB Carl Zeiss Jena was also top executive of this VVB.
ZEISS was soon adapted to the needs of the state-controlled economy.
It became the center of the South Production System (aka Factory II), which saw a large part of the South Factory consolidated into a technological system.