News & Events
Jakob headquarters shine in new glory
The new headquarters of Jakob Rope Systems in Trubschachen are rapidly approaching completion.
During the past few weeks, the final touches have been added to the building. Currently, our mechanics are busy installing the stainless steel cables for the facade decoration. Engineering, production and installation were entirely done in-house. More than 17 kilometres of cables visibly demonstrate Jakob’s identity and know-how in ropes and cables.
Jakob Rope Systems is Gold Partner of the 26th IAKS congress 2019
Jakob Rope Systems is a Gold sponsor of the 26th edition of the IAKS congress 2019, the leading international forum on the planning, building and operation of sports and leisure facilities.
The congress will take place from 5 to 8 November in Cologne, Germany and is organised by IAKS, the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities of which Jakob Rope Systems is a member.
As a supplier of ropes and cables for sports grounds, gymnasiums and playgrounds, Jakob Rope Systems is proud to support research and knowledge exchange on the construction of sports facilities and to promote the aims of the IAKS.
The Big 5
Opening of the ‘Vogellisi’ walk in Adelboden
The new ‘Vogellisi’ walk, named after a folk song, is a family adventure path in Adelboden in the Bernese Oberland. Our Webnet and other rope products have been used to design and secure various playing structures along the way.
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Jakob Rope Systems moves into new offices
Jakob Rope Systems is looking forward to welcoming business partners to its new, representative headquarters in Trubschachen.
The constructions works on the new headquarters of Jakob Rope Systems are in their final phase. On 15 February, we could tick another box on our to do list: the first colleagues could claim their desks in the new office.
Jakob Rope Systems on the Meret Oppenheim tower in Basel
Jakob Rope Systems supplies the railing infills for Basel’s most prominent new building. The works on the project designed by Herzog & de Meuron are nearly finished. The office rooms and flats will be ready for occupancy in early 2019.
Installation works at ‘Les Falaises’ in Lausanne
For the last five weeks, Jakob Rope Systems has been busy to install cables, cable tensioners, clips, and nets at the project ‘Les Falaises’ in Lausanne. Since early November, the scaffolds are being disassembled and our rope and net structures appear. Overall, Jakob Rope Systems will execute ca. 400 working days at the installation site.
Inauguration of the footbridge over the Maggia
The bridge connects Moghegno with Maggia across the river of the same name. It is 120 metres long, cost 1.4 million Swiss francs and is suspended on a single pillar of 18 metres height. The community of Maggia hopes the elegant structure will encourage the use of non-motorised traffic by locals and tourists alike.
Jakob Robe Systems products integrate ideally with the modern design of the curved bridge. A sleeveless Webnet and steel cables provide security for pedestrians and cyclists on the 1.5 metre wide path. The extra-strong stranded wires of our Forte range give strength and stability to the suspension structure.
Ground-breaking ceremony in Ho-Chi-Minh-City
The history of Jakob Rope Systems continues. We are celebrating the start of construction on the expansion of our production site in Ho-Chi-Minh-City.
With a sustainable design, adapted to the climate of the tropical region, Jakob Rope Systems is doing pioneering work: With green facade, the building will be naturally cooled and air-conditioned. Employees will enjoy a safe and modern work space and have access to a number of amenities during their breaks. We are very pleased to be able to follow this successfully growing project and not least to create an attractive and literally pleasant atmosphere for all employees.
Jakob Rope Systems secures Hiroshima Hills
The Hiroshima Orizuru Tower offers a unique opportunity to experience the past, present and future of Hiroshima. Jakob Rope System’s Webnet fits perfectly with the concept of ‘Hiroshima Hills’, the tower’s observation platform at the top level. The aim was to have an unobstructed view from the floor of the platform to the roof, unhindered by railings or balustrades. Webnet allows them to experience wind and weather and it provides the security necessary when children and adults roam on the thirteenth floor of a skyscraper.
Jakob Rope System supplies stainless steel frames – complete with Webnet installed
They stand for architectonic aspiration, safety, longevity: Stainless steel cables offer flexible solutions for the most diverse demands in construction. Jakob Rope Systems, the Swiss company rich in tradition, now offers their certified Webnet stainless steel nets together with stainless steel frames as a combined product thanks to an enhanced approval – no standard dimensions, (almost) no size limitations. A unique product on the market!
All Webnet Frames are made to order upon customer request. Webnet is installed in a slotted frame profile or is bound to a round tube in classic fashion. Because the products are delivered ready for installation, time consuming and cost-intensive work for the installer is eliminated. Suitable frame holders or clips can be included in delivery as needed. The simple and fast installation of Webnet frames offers an overall exceptionally cost-effective complete solution: The fixed costs enable reliable price calculation and the high degree of pre-assembly saves expensive installation costs.
Jakob Tensegrity Torus
The challenge of exploring the fringe of our capabilities prompted us to plan and build this one-of-a-kind construct: the Jakob Tensegrity Torus, a highly complex structure consisting of rods and wire rope. Swiss architect Filippo Broggini was commissioned with the draft. The production and assembly work was handled by Jakob employees in the course of 6 years. The initiative acquainted us with the limits of technical feasibility. Testing frontiers encourages us to rethink long-standing empirical insights and established processes. Not rarely, this results in new approaches that allow traditional concepts to be improved. We are convinced that our customers will benefit from the experience we have accrued with this project.
Opening Jakob Saigon
One company philosophy – Two locations
For over hundred years, Jakob Rope Systems has produced ropes and cables in Trubschachen in the Emmental in the heart of Switzerland. In 2008, the company ventured into unknown lands by starting the operations of its branch in Vietnam for the production of the wire mesh Webnet.