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Reference Webnet
25. January 2022
Indoor greening welcomes visitors

A vertical wall planting by our customer Hydroplant designs the reception area of offices in Lucerne. Webnet creates a discreet trellis for the plants that grow upwards.

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Reference Webnet
06. January 2022
Webnet micro: Transparent protection over Zurich's tracks

The Negrellisteg in Zurich offers pedestrians a special view of the surrounding urban area when crossing the tracks. The architects solved the discreet overthrow protection at the bridge with Webnet micro.

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News Jakob
17. December 2021
Jakob donates for COVID aid in Sri Lanka

We at Jakob Rope Systems would like to do without gifts this year. Instead, together with our employee Chinika Jeyaseelan, we decided to donate to an aid organization in Sri Lanka.

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News Hoisting and Lifting
25. November 2021
Jakob rope work on the Grimselpass

The construction of the new Spitallamm replacement dam is a special project in a high alpine location in the Bernese Oberland. Jakob Rope Systems is supporting this construction project with work in the field of hoisting and lifting technology.

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Blog GreenSolutions
17. November 2021
Green walls as natural air conditioning

Green facades create quality of life in urban areas. Against the background of rising temperatures due to climate change and building densification, their effect of natural cooling and air purification is predominant.

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Reference Webnet
11. November 2021
Webnet on the treetop path in Laax

Graubünden is home to one of the longest treetop trails in the world. With a length of 1.56 kilometres and a height of 28 metres, the "Senda dil Dragun" is a unique natural experience. Jakob Rope Systems was allowed to integrate the stainless steel net Webnet for this project.

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Ropes at facade
News Jakob
08. November 2021
Price increase of 9% from 08.11.2021

The currently very sharp rise in freight costs for goods transport and the unchanged high raw material prices are forcing us to adjust our sales prices again.

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Reference
27. October 2021
Colored ropes secure staircase in Canada

Jakob stainless steel ropes and a little more color create a unique example that safety barriers don't have to be boring. Our Canadian partner "Rope and Cable Canada" supported this project.

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News Jakob
22. October 2021
Bern KMU Award 2021: We say thank you

Jakob Rope System is honored for its successful balancing between 120 years of tradition in the Emmental and innovative products that go from Trubschachen to the whole world. Ropes and stainless steel nets from Jakob are in demand internationally.

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Reference GreenSolutions
12. October 2021
Rank columns green courtyard in Freiburg

A vertical greening architecture by Jakob Rope Systems creates sustainable quality of stay for the inner courtyard of an office complex in Freiburg. The implemented concept of supporting ropes and tendril structures is a template that can also be integrated in other places.

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Blog GreenSolutions
06. October 2021
4 points for successful greening

For the greening of facades, Jakob Rope Systems implemented a ground-based vine structure in Glattpark (Opfikon). Today, after ten years of growth, the greenery unfolds an impressive splendor. We draw a conclusion and give important tips.

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News Webnet
21. September 2021
Webnet Evo: New patterns for architecture

Lively shapes and clear lines. Webnet Evo brings new structures to architecture. With this, architects and designers use complex mesh patterns and designs for a wide range of architectural applications. This creates more design freedom for the integration of stainless steel mesh in exterior and interior areas.

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Blog Hoisting and Lifting
16. September 2021
Wire ropes for aircraft restoration

In September, our rope team worked on a special project. A Swiss customer needed spliced rope loops for the reconstruction of an old 1934 Typ DH-60G III Tourist Moth aircraft.

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News Webnet
14. September 2021
Webnet Evo nominated for design award

The new Webnet Evo mesh structure has been nominated for the Design Prize Switzerland. As a further development of Webnet, the new product will soon be available to our customers.

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Blog Hoisting and Lifting
02. September 2021
Optimized for load capacity: Snow groomer winch ropes in use

Only as thick as a ballpoint pen in diameter, they carry the full weight of a snow groomer on a steep slope. Snow groomer winch ropes are the tough workhorses in the wide range of ropes at Jakob Rope Systems. Their special design gives the ropes maximum load-bearing capacity and smooth running characteristics. Jakob rope experts Konstantin Kühner and Marcel Meier talk in this interview.

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News Hoisting and Lifting
30. August 2021
HIT-TRAC 8A: New battery rope hoist with high pulling force

The development of Habegger rope hoists goes into the next round. Jakob adds a new product to the Habegger HIT-TRAC range. A strong powerhouse, powered by a battery electric motor from Stihl. So users avoid noise and exhaust emissions with the new HIT-TRAC 8A.

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News Reference
11. August 2021
Wire rope art at Goodwood Festival

What actually happens to the many Jakob ropes that leave our production facility in Trubschachen to destinations all over the world? A special project with wire ropes from Trubschachen was installed at the Goodwood Festival in the UK this summer.

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News Webnet
09. August 2021
National technical approval for Webnet will be extended

The use of our Webnet rope net with rope diameters from 1.5 mm up to 5 mm as fall protection has already been approved by the German approval body. As a core component of vertical and horizontal safety net applications, the Webnet has proven itself universally with our customers. Jakob Rope Systems is now extending this approval (Z-14.7-557) for the Webnet micro (rope diameter 2 mm).

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Reference Hoisting and Lifting
04. August 2021
On the roofs of Bern

For three years now, our hoisting and lifting department has been able to install and maintain fall protection systems on various buildings for a customer with properties in Bern.

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News Career Jakob
15. July 2021
Successful apprenticeships in 2021

Congratulations to Kim and Leandro. Both apprentices are completing their apprenticeship at Jakob Rope Systems in Trubschachen this year. Kim Bayer and Leandro Grisolia have completed an apprenticeship with us over a period of three years to become a commercial clerk EFZ and a commercial clerk EFZ.

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Ropes at facade
News Jakob
01. July 2021
Price increase of 4% from 01.08.2021

Due to global increases in demand for raw materials and goods, in recent months we have experienced severe supply bottlenecks and reduced availability resulting in increased purchasing costs. The scarce transport capacities from overseas, as well as the lack of available containers for marine transport have worsened the current situation.

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Modular Railing
News Webnet
24. June 2021
ModularRailing: The railing system by Jakob

Jakob Rope Systems launches a new product. ModularRailing is a stainless steel railing system out of Webnet Frames. The system combines maximum flexibility with minimal planning effort. ModularRailing gives you a stainless steel railing with short lead times at a competitive price.

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Berner KMU Award
News Jakob
13. June 2021
Nomination for Bern KMU Award

Four companies are nominated for the Bern KMU Award 2021. We are very pleased that Peter Jakob is amongst these with Jakob Rope Systems. All four nominees are either “real” tradespeople with a lot of passion for the Bern economy and / or have been actively involved in and for the cantonal trade association for years. More information on the award can be found at https://www.bernerkmu.ch/auszeichnung.

The winner of the award will be determined by online voting. We are happy about every vote!

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Webnet Frames on the bridge to the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge can bee seen in the background
Blog Jakob
01. June 2021
MMA – Jakob’s partner in the UK

It is possible to make a tour of London and seeing Jakob products on many of the city’s landmark buildings. Thanks to the long-standing collaboration of Jakob with MMA Architectural Systems Ltd., Webnet has become the leading stainless steel wire mesh in the UK. MMA owner Justin Errington explains the story behind the success.

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Two balls of the art installation ‘Fenster zum Hof’
Reference Jakob
04. May 2021
Art installation ‘Fenster zum Hof’

Three colored balls held by Jakob steel cables hover above the courtyard of the building in Bern’s Monbijou street 61. They form the small but effective artistic intervention ‘Window to the courtyard’ by Christian Grogg.

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Visualization of the Google headquarters (c) by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
News Webnet
20. April 2021
Jakob supplies precision made Webnet for Google headquarters

Jakob Rope Systems supplies Webnet mesh for the future headquarters of the search giant designed by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio.

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The new Habegger logo with the claim 'manufactured by Jakob' and a Habegger multi-purpose hoist
News Hoisting and Lifting
01. April 2021
Habegger fully integrated into Jakob Rope Systems

In April 2021, Habegger Maschinenfabrik AG will become an integral part of the hoisting and lifting department of Jakob Rope Systems. The fusion of both companies unites the production of wire ropes and hoists under one roof. By retaining all Habegger employees, Jakob guarantees the high quality of Original Habegger products and services.

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Visualisation of a possible greening on the Roter Platz in Solothurn
News GreenSolutions
19. February 2021
Jakob proposes greening project for Solothurn

The redesign of the Roter Platz is a debated topic in Solothurn. Jakob Rope Systems has used the occasion to make a suggestion to greate a public green space in the center of the Swiss town.

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A Webnet security mesh on top of a balustrade in the rehab centre l’adapt in Châtillon, France
Blog Webnet
25. January 2021
Webnet barriers and climbability

Railing infills are among the most common applications of Webnet. It is therefore all the more important that they comply with the applicable standards.

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A GreenSolutions Webnet Frame with a greening in front of a concrete wall
News GreenSolutions
19. January 2021
New: GreenSolutions installation videos

Support for our customers: installation videos for our greening systems GreenGuide, GreenTrellis, Webnet and Webnet Frames.

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A man entering a door within the green facade of Jakob Saigon factory
News Jakob
04. January 2021
Jakob Saigon wins two awards

Jakob Saigon has won two prizes as ‘building of the year’ and ‘green building of the year’ by the leading Vietnamese construction magazine Ashui.

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Aerial view of the aviary embedded into the mountain landscape
Blog Webnet
09. December 2020
Webnet made to measure for animal enclosures and aviaries

An aviary that blends into its surroundings. The secret to this: a precisely tailored stainless steel mesh by Jakob Rope Systems. This allows direct installation on site and perfectly planned structures.

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Blog Jakob
04. December 2020
X-Line & Jakob Rope Systems Webnet in Sweden and Norway

Since 2019, X-Line is the partner and authorized distributor of Jakob Rope Systems in Sweden and Norway. Peder Wallmark tells us how he started his own business with Jakob.

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Image montage of the SKET machine then and now
Blog Jakob
09. November 2020
East Germany Lives on in Trubschachen

30 years ago, the GDR ended. But a machine made in GDR still produces wire ropes for Jakob.

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Construction of cable framework
News Jakob
22. October 2020
Jakob supports research in new concrete construction methods

Jakob has been honoured to support research into new construction methods for concrete. The Block Research Group at ETH Zurich used Jakob cables to create a flexible formwork for a curved concrete roof. The HiLo roof is situated on top of NEST, the test site of Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Sciences.

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Image collage of the meshes of Webnet and of a chain link fence
Blog Webnet
12. October 2020
Webnet vs. Chain Link Mesh

At a first glance, Webnet looks not very different from a common chain link mesh. A closer look reveals how wire rope meshes differ from chain link meshes.

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Beat and Joshua Kobel on an old fiber rope machine
Blog Jakob
13. July 2020
Once rope maker, today textile technologist

Why an apprenticeship as a rope maker at Jakob Rope Systems is still a good decision today. A former and a current apprentice tell us.

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A building with a facade greening by Jakob Rope Systems in Barcelona
Blog GreenSolutions
18. May 2020
6 ways how a greening improves your architecture project

Greenings help the environment and save money. Six reasons why you should tink about integrating a greening in your architecture project.

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Ropes made out of various fibers in grey, red and blue
Blog Hoisting and Lifting
30. April 2020
Dyneema vs Aramid

High-strength fibre rope technologies has made advances in recent years. Yet fibre ropes are still rarely found outside the sports industry, although they have one clear advantage over wire ropes.

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