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.


We care about the environment and act responsibly by using energy and resources efficiently. Our factories are equipped with solar power modules, energy-efficient ventilation systems and other innovative technology to reduce our impact on the environment. Our production in Saigon has introduced an environmental management system according to the ISO 14001 standard.

Our website is hosted in fully carbon-neutral data centers.

Social corporate responsibility is a core value of Jakob. By regularly offering apprentices, we give young persons from the Emmental region a solid education and a good start into the job market. Our staff in Vietnam enjoys unique working conditions in the region. By offering recreational spaces, amenities, on-the-job-training, a fair pay and social benefits, we are a socially 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
  • Employees Trubschachen: 112, including apprentices
  • Employees Jakob USA, Germany, Austria and France: ca. 30
  • Employees Jakob Saigon: ca. 600
  • Business volume Jakob Group 2021: ca. 45 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.