The latest information on Jakob Rope Systems, our products, events and applications worldwide.
Our Green Factory in Saigon has been nominated for the Arc Award 2022 . With this architecture award, the Schweizer Baudokumentation annually honors outstanding buildings. Find here the online voting.
Jakob Rope Systems supports the development of a climate-friendly economy. To this end, we join the Swiss business association swisscleantech. We have always established ecologically sustainable processes at our manufacturing sites.
Our Habegger manual wire rope hoists and motorized wire rope hoists can now be found in the new catalog. Since early 2022, we have been producing all wire rope hoists in our new and modern facilities in Trubschachen. This way you are served directly from Switzerland without long wait times. We are also happy to advise you on all questions you may have.
LivingRope is a wire rope construction on which plant pots are strung and watered in a fully automated way. This project from our RopeLab solves the question of how a facade greening could work with the fastest possible result.
The Forte product line connects ropes and tension rod systems in stainless steel. This provides a wide range of components with uniform dimensions which can be combined. This premium range enables architectural solutions which carry high loads yet are slender in design.
In many cities we find places that offer little protection from the sun and heat on summer days. These heat islands could be made much more inviting with greenery. Green tendril structures would be an excellent solution for developing urban spaces with a near-natural climate.
Discover our new GreenKit models. Our stainless steel greening system is now available in six variants. Create new accents with greenery in your home and garden. GreenKit is quick and easy to assemble.
Bright rooms and an exciting incidence of light. Webnet adds special accents to the staircases of a school building in Vienna. The installed stainless steel nets create safety and at the same time support the natural light incidence in the building.
For a short company tour, Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin visited our company site in Trubschachen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Jakob Rope Systems supplies Webnet mesh for the future headquarters of the search giant designed by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio.
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.
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.
Railing infills are among the most common applications of Webnet. It is therefore all the more important that they comply with the applicable standards.
Support for our customers: installation videos for our greening systems GreenGuide, GreenTrellis, Webnet and Webnet Frames.
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.
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.
30 years ago, the GDR ended. But a machine made in GDR still produces wire ropes for Jakob.
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.
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.