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22. November 2022
Rope bridge opened at Balmberg

With the new rope bridge on the Balmberg, Jakob Rope Systems was entrusted with the factory planning, delivery and installation of a lightweight structure made of steel ropes and Webnet. The bridge construction is durable and blends discreetly into the rocky landscape of the Jura Höhenweg.

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31. October 2022
Jakob builds suspension bridge in Disentis

Another bridge construction project with which we are able to demonstrate our expertise in rope and lightweight structures to small and large spans.

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21. October 2022
Jakob Hanomag back in Trubschachen

The Jakob Hanomag is a real rarity. We have restored the historic vehicle and brought it to the original condition of 1970.

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News Jakob
27. June 2022
Arc Award nominates Jakob Saigon

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.

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13. June 2022
We are a member of swisscleantech

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.

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Blog RopeLab GreenSolutions
28. April 2022
RopeLab: Plants on the rope

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.

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04. April 2022
Forte: Elegant tension elements for lightweight structures

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.

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Reference Webnet
09. February 2022
Stairways secured with stainless steel mesh

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.

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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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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 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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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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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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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
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 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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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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