Company Information

As a family company in the third generation, we stand for our values of trust and high quality. We are commited to our roots in Switzerland and to our employees and customers around the world.

Company Values

We supply our customers with products and service of the highest quality at competetive prices. Our factories have introduced a quality management system according to the ISO 9001 standard.

We are committed to our origins in the Emmental and support local businesses whenever possible.

Our research and development department contributes to the industry. We are a member in industry and norms organizations and collaborate with public bodies.

We give the traditional handicraft of ropery a future, by offering places for apprentices.


Ecological and social sustainability are important concerns for us. We care for our environment by using energy and resources efficiently. Our factories have modern building technology, photovoltaics and energy-efficient air conditioning systems that reduce environmental impact. Our production facility in Saigon has implemented an environmental management system in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard.

We are creating e-mobility offers for our employees in Switzerland and Vietnam. Here, we use the solar power produced by our photovoltaic systems.

By training apprentices every year, we give young people a solid education and a good start in the job market. Our employees in Vietnam enjoy working conditions that are unique in the region. With fair wages, good social benefits, offers for further training, and generous break and recreation opportunities, we are a responsible employer.

Facts & Figures

  • 1904: Founded in Trubschachen, Switzerland
  • 2002: Foundation of Jakob Germany, Jakob France and Jakob USA
  • 2007: Foundation of Jakob Saigon
  • 2016: Acquisition of Habegger Maschinenfabrik AG
  • 2019: New buildings in Trubschachen and Saigon
  • 2022 Habegger production relocated to Trubschachen
  • Employees Trubschachen: 112, including apprentices
  • Employees Jakob USA, Germany, Austria and France: ca. 30
  • Employees Jakob Saigon: ca. 600
  • Business volume Jakob Group 2022: ca. 52 million Swiss Francs
  • Export rate: ca. 50 %

Locations & Production

Jakob Rope Systems operates manufacturing sites in Trubschachen (CH) and Saigon (VN). Each of our production facilities offers specific capabilities for the production and development of different ropes, hoists, nets and accessories. Our modern production and infrastructure create valuable synergies, high quality and the best possible delivery times.

Jakob production sites (PDF)

Jakob Saigon: The green factory


Certified production

Our production site in Trubschachen has a certified quality management according to the ISO 9001 standard, issued by SQS. Our production site in Vietnam has a certified quality management according to the ISO 9001 standard and an environment management according to the ISO 14001 standard, issued by TÜV Rheinland.


We support our industry, our region and the interests of our customers by being a member in the following organizations.


The Ilfis Hall in Langnau is the home of the ice hockey club SCL Tigers, who plays in Switzerland’s top division. Jakob Rope Systems supports the event location as a main sponsor, which gives the club new opportunities.

Ilfishalle. Culture. Congress.