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25. Internationale Forstmesse

15–18 August 2019,
Lucerne, Switzerland
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11. BUGG-Fassaden­begrünungs­symposium

The symposium by the German association to promote green buildings brings together experts from science and industry. Jakob Rope Systems will present its Green Solutions portfolio and engage in discussion with other players in the field of green roofs and facades.

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22. May 2019

Technischer Verkäufer (m/w/d)

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Jahreshaupt­versammlung des Verbandes der zoologischen Gärten

19–22 June 2019,
Rostock, Germany
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Metallbaukongress 2019

25–26 October 2019,
Würzburg, Germany
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18. February 2019

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 office
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15. November 2018

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.

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08. November 2018

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.

Webnet at Les Failaises, Lausanne
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09. October 2018

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.

The new bridge for bikes and pedestrian crossing the river Maggia in Ticino, Switzerland uses cables and nets by Jakob Rope Systems
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18. July 2018

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.

Peter Jakob and representatives of the involved parties with shovels on the traditional groundbreaking ceremony of the new Jakob Rope Systems Saigon factory
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22. April 2018

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 Systems Webnet secures observation platform on Hiroshima Orizuru Tower
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12. August 2016

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 Rope Systems supplies stainless steel frames with Webnet installed
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02. January 2016

Jakob Rope Systems acquires Habegger Thun

In 2016, Jakob Rope Systems acquired the venerable company Habegger AG from Thun. The two companies, both globally active, optimally complement each other with respect to their product lines and the corporate culture. There will be no changes as regards the premises and the jobs at Habegger Maschinenfabrik AG in Thun. The popular Habegger multi-purpose hoist requires top-tier wire ropes. For former owner and CEO Peter Habegger, it was therefore a natural decision to sell the company to Jakob AG within the scope of a long-term successorship plan.

‘For us, Habegger is a perfect match,’ noted Peter Jakob, the CEO of Jakob Rope Systems. The two companies already have an overlapping customer base. ‘We can develop new products, extend the product line, and expand exports of high-end Swiss products. We believe in Switzerland as an industrial hub and in “Swiss Made” as a persuasive seal of quality,’ Jakob added.

Habegger AG
A Habegger multi-purpose hoist. Jakob Rope Systems acquired the Habegger AG in 2016.
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06. April 2009

Jakob Rope Systems wins Entrepreneur Award Espace Mittelland 2009

In the presence of some 2500 guests at a festive ceremony in Berne, Jakob Rope Systems was granted the Entrepreneur Award 2009 of the Espace Mittelland, an economic area in Switzerland comprising about 1.5 million inhabitants. CEO Peter Jakob received the SVC Entrepreneur Award Espace Mittelland 2009 trophy from the hands of SVC chairman Hans-Ulrich Müller. Six further nominees, all established medium-sized enterprises domiciled in the region, competed for the prize.

We owe this honor to the daily commitment and performance-driven attitude of our entire staff, and we wish to express our gratitude to all employees and partners for their much-appreciated contribution. We have every reason to be proud of this commendation.

And the winner is... Jakob
Pictures of the award ceremony 2009 of the Entrepreneur Award Espace Mittelland
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20. November 2008

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.

Jakob Rope Systems Tensegrity Torus
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02. October 2008

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.

Image collage on the opening of Jakob Saigon in 2008 showing the Jakob office in Saigon and a female employee on the telephone


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