The latest information on Jakob Rope Systems, our products, events and applications worldwide.

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.

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. Just like our suppliers of raw materials and goods, we too, as a manufacturer of steel and stainless steel products, have been impacted significantly by these developments, and have no other option than to increase our selling prices.

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.

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

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

Online voting
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.

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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Exhibition Jakob
11. April 2021
Jakob Rope Systems at online exhibition ArchitekTOUR

Jakob Rope Systems presents its range of stainless steel cables and the wire rope mesh Webnet at the upcoming online exhibition ArchitekTOUR by the German architecture platform Heinze.

The exhibition will take place online from 19 April to 14 May 2021. Participation requires a free subscription.

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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.

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.

  • The entry of Jakob Saigon on Tet 2021
  • Men sitting around a dinner table during a banquet
  • Women sitting around a dinner table during a banquet
  • Jakob Saigon employees on stage receiving awards for their 10 years jubilee
  • Jakob Saigon employees on stage receiving awards for their 10 years jubilee
  • Jakob Saigon employees on stage receiving awards for their 10 years jubilee
News Jakob
27. January 2021
Tết Celebrations at Jakob Saigon

Almost 400 colleagues at Jakob Saigon celebrated the annuary Tết festival with a ceremony and a banquet. Several employees received awards for 10 years working for Jakob Saigon. Xin chúc mừng và cảm ơn!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • Ambassador Sieber and Consul Maier talking to a Jakob employee
  • Consul Martin Maier, Ambassador Ivo Sieber, and a Jakob employee
News Jakob
15. July 2020
Swiss ambassador visits Jakob Saigon

We were very honoured by the visit of ambassador Ivo Sieber and the Swiss consul general at Ho Chi Minh City, Martin Maier, at our new factory in Saigon. Both were very impressed by the innovative architecture and green facade of our new headquarters.