Company Information

Since 1904 Jakob Rope Systems produces ropes and cables of the highest quality. As a family company in the third generation, we are committed to our roots in Trubschachen, the Emmental and to our employees and customers around the world.

Company Values

We supply our customers with products and service of the highest quality at competetive prices. Our factories have introduced a quality management system according to the ISO 9001 standard.

We are committed to our origins in the Emmental and support local businesses whenever possible.

Our research and development department contributes to the industry. We are a member in industry and norms organizations and collaborate with public bodies.

We give the traditional handicraft of ropery a future, by offering places for apprentices.

Our values are the bedrock of our activity


We care about the environment and act responsibly by using energy and resources efficiently. Our factories are equipped with solar power modules, energy-efficient ventilation systems and other innovative technology to reduce our impact on the environment. Our production facilities have introduced an environmental management system according to the ISO 14001 standard.

Our website is hosted in fully carbon-neutral data centers in Switzerland.

Social corporate responsibility is a core value of Jakob. By regularly offering apprentices, we give young persons from the Emmental region a solid education and a good start into the job market. Our staff in Vietnam enjoys unique working conditions in the region. By offering recreational spaces, amenities, on-the-job-training, a fair pay and social benefits, we are a socially responsible employer.

Jakob Rope Systems is a sustainable company

Facts & Figures

  • 1904: Founded in Trubschachen, Switzerland
  • 2002: Foundation of Jakob Germany, Jakob France and Jakob USA
  • 2007: Foundation of Jakob Saigon
  • 2016: Acquisition of Habegger Maschinenfabrik AG
  • Employees Trubschachen: 83, including apprentices
  • Employees Jakob USA, Germany and France: ca. 20
  • Employees Jakob Saigon: ca. 550
  • Business volume 2019: ca. 40 million Swiss Francs
  • Export rate: ca. 50 %
Basic information about Jakob Rope Systems

Locations & Production

Jakob Rope Systems operates various production sites in Trubschachen (CH), Saigon (VN) and with Habegger Maschinenfabrik in Thun (CH).
Each of the manufacturing sites offers specific possibilities for the production and development of different ropes, hoists, nets and accessories; the interplay of these factors results in our high-quality products.

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Fabrikgebäude Jakob Saigon


We support our industry, our region and the interests of our customers by being a member in the following organizations.


We support cultural events and sports in our home region, the Emmental.

Ilfis Hall

The Ilfis Hall in Langnau is the home of the ice hockey club SCL Tigers, who plays in Switzerland’s top division. Jakob Rope Systems supports the event location as a main sponsor, which gives the club new opportunities.

The renovation of the Ilfis Hall in Langnau was sponsored by Jakob Rope Systems