Discover the history of Jakob Rope Systems. It all started in 1904: we originally manufactured hemp ropes for farmers in the heart of Switzerland. Today, three generations later, we are an international company.
Hans Jakob founds the rope factory Jakob in Trubschachen in the Emmental valley in the heart of Switzerland.
During the early years, Jakob produces hemp ropes for local farmers. The family also deals with fodder and fertilisers.
The company develops along the railway tracks, where the first ropewalk is built.
Local farmers mostly demand fibre ropes such as sheaf cords.
Forwarding of the finished products to the railway station.
Hans junior and Eduard join their father’s business.
Jakob now produces its own wire ropes in Trubschachen with machines acquired from German company Vornbäumen.
The company grows further and inaugurates a dedicated office building.
A second storey is built on top of the ropewalk.
With modern facilities and marketing activities, the company continues to develop.
Peter and Martin Jakob join the company representing the third generation of the Jakob family business. Soon after, the company launches its range of stainless steel cables for architecture.
The new stainless steel products are a success and necessitate the extension of the factory and the construction of modern production units in 1995.
In 2002, Jakob Rope Systems introduces its most successful product to date, the stainless steel wire mesh Webnet.
In the year the Webnet wire mesh is introduced, Jakob also starts the construction of a new office building right next to the historical founding site of the company.
The new office tract and headquarters is inaugurated.
The large demand for Webnet products leads to the foundation of Jakob Saigon.
Reconstruction of the Ilfis Hall, home of the ice hockey club SCL Tigers.
Jakob Rope Systems supports the event location as a main sponsor.
Jakob Rope Systems acquires the venerable Habegger AG from Thun.
The Jakob headquarters in Trubschachen are completely rebuilt creating modern production units and office space.
The new factory of Jakob Saigon opens. Featuring a green façade and modern facilities for the local staff, the factory is pioneering in the region.