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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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News Jakob
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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News Jakob
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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Blog GreenSolutions
17. March 2022
More green brings shade and quality

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.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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