Hans Jakob founds the rope factory Jakob in Trubschachen in the Emmental valley in the heart of Switzerland.
During the early years, Jakob produces hemp ropes for local farmers. The family also deals with fodder and fertilisers.
Peter and Martin Jakob join the company representing the third generation. Soon after, the company launches its range of stainless steel cables for architecture.
The new stainless steel products are a success and necessitate the extension of the factory in 1995.
In 2002, Jakob Rope Systems introduces its most successful product to date, the inox wire mesh Webnet.
In the year the Webnet wire mesh is introduced, Jakob also starts the construction of a new office building right next to the historical founding site of the company.
Reconstruction of the Ilfis Hall, home of the ice hockey club SCL Tigers.
Jakob Rope Systems supports the event location as a main sponsor.
The new factory of Jakob Saigon opens. Featuring a green façade and modern facilities for the local staff, the factory is pioneering in the region.