News & Events
Opening of Jakob Saigon canteen
The canteen of Jakob Saigon’s new factory has opened and provides free meals to Jakob staff.
Currently, Jakob Rope Systems Switzerland and Saigon are working normally. Orders are processed and delivered within the usual time frame and your orders and inquiries are very welcome.
Jakob on TV
Jakob Rope Systems and Peter Jakob featured in a report by the national Swiss TV channel RTS on Swiss companies that are doing business in Vietnam.
Extension Jakob Rope Systems
Following the completion of the new headquarters in 2019, Jakob Rope Systems plans a further extension and the move of Habegger Maschinenfabrik AG to Trubschachen.
A gate to the sky
What is the huge circular structure that seems to float in front of our headquarters?
Coventry, United Kingdom
Our partner in the UK, MMA Architectural Systems Ltd., will represent Jakob at the Bridges Conference 2020 in Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
Stand no. 21
Green walls, vertical gardens, etc. … what’s the difference?
There are many types of greenings - each has its own merits and disadvantages.
Bat fence out of Webnet
Bats are an endangered species. Webnet fences protect them from traffic accidents on the German highway.
30th Bridge Building Symposium
Jakob Rope Systems attends Germany’s leading conference on bridge building, hosted by the Technical University of Dresden.
On the mountain with Jakob Rope Systems
It’s peak skiing season. Why not go on top with us? Our blog has the most memorable ski lifts, where you can scale the mountain with Jakob cables.
Webnet tames wild bridge
The stainless steel net Webnet serves as an anti-fall protection on this spectacular bridge across a steep valley in the Black Forrest.
First planning steps for greening
Winter is the right time to think about the installation of greening. Careful planning helps to avoid errors and minimize costs. We have put together the most important aspects.
First Cliff Walk goes viral
A video of the view from the First Cliff Walk in Grindelwald covered in mist is currently going viral. The first person video gives an idea of the thrill of walking over the abyss and seeing the surrounding peaks, while Webnet by Jakob Rope Systems guarantees complete safety. You can watch the clip on 20minuten.ch.
Leopard enclosure in Mumbai completed
Jakob Rope Systems has completed the works on a new animal enclosure for the leopards of Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo. Jakob designed the elegant Webnet structure, delivered the mesh and cables and worked with local partners to install the enclosure.
‘We have laid the basis for the future’
In our blog, CEO Peter Jakob speaks about the success in 2019 and the difficulty of reconciling sustainability and efficiency.
Drone protection with cables and wire meshes
The head Jakob Germany’s research unit, Dr.-Ing. Konstantin Kühner, will speak about our current research projects at the scientific forum of ‘Perimeter Protection’. The talk will give insights how cables, fibres, ropes and nets can be used as measures for drone protection in prisons. It will take place on 15 January 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany.
New Factory of Jakob Saigon opens!
Jakob Rope Systems is proud to announce the opening of its second factory in Saigon, Vietnam. With sustainable construction methods, a green facade and amenities for staff, the factory is pioneering in the region. Xin chúc mừng!
The northernmost Jakob cable
Over the past few days, Jakob technicians have installed a new on a lift in the Icelandic ski resort Ísafjarðarbærski in the North West of the island.
New Jakob factory in Saigon grows
The new production site of Jakob Rope Systems in Vietnam is continuing to develop. With the building itself almost completed, works to design the recreation areas in the interior courtyard are underway. Our colleagues will enjoy a wide range of amenitites unique in the area.
Jakob headquarters shine in new glory
The new headquarters of Jakob Rope Systems in Trubschachen are rapidly approaching completion.
During the past few weeks, the final touches have been added to the building. Currently, our mechanics are busy installing the stainless steel cables for the facade decoration. Engineering, production and installation were entirely done in-house. More than 17 kilometres of cables visibly demonstrate Jakob’s identity and know-how in ropes and cables.
Jakob Rope Systems is Gold Partner of the 26th IAKS congress 2019
Jakob Rope Systems is a Gold sponsor of the 26th edition of the IAKS congress 2019, the leading international forum on the planning, building and operation of sports and leisure facilities.
The congress will take place from 5 to 8 November in Cologne, Germany and is organised by IAKS, the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities of which Jakob Rope Systems is a member.
As a supplier of ropes and cables for sports grounds, gymnasiums and playgrounds, Jakob Rope Systems is proud to support research and knowledge exchange on the construction of sports facilities and to promote the aims of the IAKS.
The Big 5
Jakob Rope Systems moves into new offices
Jakob Rope Systems is looking forward to welcoming business partners to its new, representative headquarters in Trubschachen.
The constructions works on the new headquarters of Jakob Rope Systems are in their final phase. On 15 February, we could tick another box on our to do list: the first colleagues could claim their desks in the new office.
Ground-breaking ceremony in Ho-Chi-Minh-City
The history of Jakob Rope Systems continues. We are celebrating the start of construction on the expansion of our production site in Ho-Chi-Minh-City.
With a sustainable design, adapted to the climate of the tropical region, Jakob Rope Systems is doing pioneering work: With green facade, the building will be naturally cooled and air-conditioned. Employees will enjoy a safe and modern work space and have access to a number of amenities during their breaks. We are very pleased to be able to follow this successfully growing project and not least to create an attractive and literally pleasant atmosphere for all employees.
Jakob Rope Systems secures Hiroshima Hills
The Hiroshima Orizuru Tower offers a unique opportunity to experience the past, present and future of Hiroshima. Jakob Rope System’s Webnet fits perfectly with the concept of ‘Hiroshima Hills’, the tower’s observation platform at the top level. The aim was to have an unobstructed view from the floor of the platform to the roof, unhindered by railings or balustrades. Webnet allows them to experience wind and weather and it provides the security necessary when children and adults roam on the thirteenth floor of a skyscraper.
Jakob Rope System supplies stainless steel frames – complete with Webnet installed
They stand for architectonic aspiration, safety, longevity: Stainless steel cables offer flexible solutions for the most diverse demands in construction. Jakob Rope Systems, the Swiss company rich in tradition, now offers their certified Webnet stainless steel nets together with stainless steel frames as a combined product thanks to an enhanced approval – no standard dimensions, (almost) no size limitations. A unique product on the market!
All Webnet Frames are made to order upon customer request. Webnet is installed in a slotted frame profile or is bound to a round tube in classic fashion. Because the products are delivered ready for installation, time consuming and cost-intensive work for the installer is eliminated. Suitable frame holders or clips can be included in delivery as needed. The simple and fast installation of Webnet frames offers an overall exceptionally cost-effective complete solution: The fixed costs enable reliable price calculation and the high degree of pre-assembly saves expensive installation costs.
Jakob Rope Systems acquires Habegger Thun
In 2016, Jakob Rope Systems acquired the venerable company Habegger AG from Thun. The two companies, both globally active, optimally complement each other with respect to their product lines and the corporate culture. There will be no changes as regards the premises and the jobs at Habegger Maschinenfabrik AG in Thun. The popular Habegger multi-purpose hoist requires top-tier wire ropes. For former owner and CEO Peter Habegger, it was therefore a natural decision to sell the company to Jakob AG within the scope of a long-term successorship plan.
‘For us, Habegger is a perfect match,’ noted Peter Jakob, the CEO of Jakob Rope Systems. The two companies already have an overlapping customer base. ‘We can develop new products, extend the product line, and expand exports of high-end Swiss products. We believe in Switzerland as an industrial hub and in “Swiss Made” as a persuasive seal of quality,’ Jakob added.
Jakob Rope Systems wins Entrepreneur Award Espace Mittelland 2009
In the presence of some 2500 guests at a festive ceremony in Berne, Jakob Rope Systems was granted the Entrepreneur Award 2009 of the Espace Mittelland, an economic area in Switzerland comprising about 1.5 million inhabitants. CEO Peter Jakob received the SVC Entrepreneur Award Espace Mittelland 2009 trophy from the hands of SVC chairman Hans-Ulrich Müller. Six further nominees, all established medium-sized enterprises domiciled in the region, competed for the prize.
We owe this honor to the daily commitment and performance-driven attitude of our entire staff, and we wish to express our gratitude to all employees and partners for their much-appreciated contribution. We have every reason to be proud of this commendation.
Jakob Tensegrity Torus
The challenge of exploring the fringe of our capabilities prompted us to plan and build this one-of-a-kind construct: the Jakob Tensegrity Torus, a highly complex structure consisting of rods and wire rope. Swiss architect Filippo Broggini was commissioned with the draft. The production and assembly work was handled by Jakob employees in the course of 6 years. The initiative acquainted us with the limits of technical feasibility. Testing frontiers encourages us to rethink long-standing empirical insights and established processes. Not rarely, this results in new approaches that allow traditional concepts to be improved. We are convinced that our customers will benefit from the experience we have accrued with this project.
Opening Jakob Saigon
One company philosophy – Two locations
For over hundred years, Jakob Rope Systems has produced ropes and cables in Trubschachen in the Emmental in the heart of Switzerland. In 2008, the company ventured into unknown lands by starting the operations of its branch in Vietnam for the production of the wire mesh Webnet.