Zeiss Central Factory (ツァイス中央工房), commonly abbreviated as ZCF, is an orbment research facility located within the country of Liberl. Abbreviated as "ZCF", it the main orbment production and research facility of Liberl. Since its establishment, various orbal innovations have come out of its various workshops such as the country's first airship. Zeiss is built around the Central Factory, with its factory chief acting as the de facto mayor of the Zeiss region. The factory is one of the most famous research institutes on the continent of Zemuria.
Notable technological developments of the ZCF include pioneering airships, orbal anti-gravity engines for airships, utility vehicles, the Capel orbal computer and the Zeiss escalator (upon which the Roer version was modelled).
Together they establish the Zeiss Engineering Factory (ツァイス技術工房) in S.1157 and created the first orbment outside Leman.
In S.1160, the reigning king of Liberl at the time, Edgar III, visited the factory to inspect it, and he decided to donate a large amount of money to further its research. With King Edgar III's endorsement, orbments began to spread like wildfire throughout the kingdom, bringing such prosperity that the people of other nations were filled with envy.
After the success of orbal technology brought about by the Zeiss Engineering Factory, other nations reached out to the Epstein Foundation to share orbal technology throughout the continent.
In S.1173, Zeiss Engineering Factory is renamed to Zeiss Central Factory.
In S.1180, the Zeiss Central Factory is dismantled and reconstructed at its current site. The partially-underground factory in the Kaldia Hills is completed. In S.1182, Albert Russell resigns from his position as Factory Chief and he is succeeded by Murdock. In S.1185, the Medical and Science Divisions are established.
In S.1190, Zeiss Central Factory publicly announces the Orbal Network, a joint venture between the Zeiss Central Factory and the Epstein Foundation. Ultimately, Epstein decided to collaborate with the government of Crossbell to realise their Orbal Network Project.
Zeiss Central Factory is divided into seven levels: five floors, the rooftop, and a basement connected to the Kaldia Tunnel. Because the factory sits on a high hill, access from the Air-Letten Checkpoint must be elevated. From the city itself, access to the Central Factory, as well as the city's landing port, is provided by two large escalators. The factory's various facilities are as follows:
Operations Room- containing the orbal computer Capel
- Dr. Miriam
Factory Chief's Office
Orbment Repair Shop
- 1162 - Built the First Orbal Clocktower in Zeiss
- 1168 - Built the First Orbal Powered Airship "The Calatrava"
- 1197 - Development of the first Capel unit computer.