Professional competence and experience

Hoisting and Lifting

With more than 110 years’ experience, Jakob Rope Systems is your reliable partner for all rope and cable solutions.

Whether for tensioning, securing, hoisting or lifting, Jakob Rope Systems offers a complete range covering classic rope and hoisting technology. In addition to the suitable ropes, the company also offers a broad selection of accessories. This means ropes can quickly be fabricated according to individual customer requirements.

We offer a complete range of classical fiber ropes for all purposes, from natural to synthetic fibers. For more than 60 years, Jakob Rope Systems has been producing wire ropes in its own facilities.

Wire ropes

Ropes made of steel wire are among the most highly loaded elements in the area of lifting and hoisting technology. The distribution of the load across numerous individual wires guarantees the greatest operational safety. They can withstand high operating speeds with ease. They also convince with their quiet running and an efficient ratio between their own weight and carrying capacity – and not least of all, their economic advantages. Apart from wear and weather-dependent corrosion, wire ropes are not subject to any significant losses of strength. Moreover, they are maintenance friendly and their functionality is easy to monitor. We assist you in choosing the correct wire rope for your purpose, as different areas of application and operating conditions require careful specification.

Jakob Rope Systems has been producing wire ropes in their own facilities since 1953. The tradition of manufacturing wire rope has resulted in an accumulation of additional know-how. This additional knowledge helps us understand the rope and its properties even better. We manufacture:

  • Wire rope lifting gear: Anchor slings, loops and chokers are used to safely lift heavy loads.
  • Stationary ropes are primarily tensioned in fixed situations and are used as guy ropes for towers and booms or as guide ropes for lifts.
  • Running ropes take on the curvature of rollers, pulleys or drums in rotating applications. This encompasses lift ropes, hoisting ropes, crane ropes, scraper ropes or haul ropes for cableways.
  • Track ropes take on the function of wire rope ‘rails’ in means of transportation such as cableways, cable cranes, cable scrapers, etc.

Wire Ropes


Our large range of accessories includes: reversing pulleys, turnbuckles, hooks, wedge sockets, shackles, cable grips.

Wire Rope Accessories


The right chain for your area of application: Jakob Rope Systems carries a broad spectrum of chains, chain hoists and accessory materials in various types and configurations:

  • High-strength chain up to quality grade 10
  • Rock-lifting chain
  • Square-link forestry chain
  • Square-link hauling chain
  • Ratchet tensioners
  • Load hooks and safety load hooks
  • Sling and barrel hooks
  • Chain hoists
  • Coupling links and chain connectors

Our sling chains are manufactured to EN 818.


Web slings

Web slings cover a wide range of application areas. We provide you with highest quality

  • lifting slings (according to EN 1492)
  • tensioning slings (according to EN 1492)
  • lashing slings
  • ratchet strap assemblies
  • fall stop kits for personal safety (according to EN 352-2, 355, 360, 361) 

We also stock all necessary accessories and configure web slings according to your needs. Additionally, we offer regular inspection and repair services for web slings.

Web slings

Fiber ropes

Thanks to new design and manufacturing techniques, fiber rope is still an important part of the world of ropes. Fiber ropes are employed when the properties of dynamics, flexibility, own weight and rotting are important influencing factors. Fiber ropes are manufactured in different designs and of various materials:

  • Polyester ropes
  • Polypropylene ropes
  • Dyneema® ropes
  • Hemp ropes
  • Rubber ropes

We manufacture our fiber ropes with spliced loops, continuous splices or equipped with further items from our range.

Fiber Ropes

Personal Protectice Equipment (PPE)

We stock the appropriate solutions for vertical and horizontal safety systems for you. Our protective equipment is conform to the latest norms and can be used indoor as well as outdoor. Our solutions are tailor-made for your requirements.

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Safety nets

Our safety nets and tarpaulins convince with their high quality. All nets are made of polypropylene or polyester and are high-strength and knot-free. This makes the nets exceptionally durable and low in wear while the mesh geometry always maintains the same structure. The nets are suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Each net is equipped with a fixed finished edge, which makes fraying impossible and simplifies installation.

Our tarpaulins are available in various versions; the material and breathability can be selected as needed.

In addition to the various quality characteristics, the nets and tarpaulins are also available in different colors. Thanks to our large stock on hand, we can supply your needs quickly.

Jakob Rope Systems gladly serves you with consulting and support for your projects from planning to installation. We also offer safety inspections for safety nets.

Safety Nets


Brochure Lifting gear inspections (PDF)

Our lifting gear inspections give you guaranteed safety. Our inspections are governed by the current EN.

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Brochure Jakob Safety System (PDF)

The digital Jakob inspection tag: All of the data on your wire rope, chain, and web slings at a glance (German only).

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Catalog C2 Hoisting and Lifting (PDF)

Jakob Program C2: 252 pages of documentation about our range of products for moving, lifting, tensioning, and securing.

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Catalog Personal safety equipment, PSE (PDF)

We have the right solutions available for you for vertical and horizontal safety systems.

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Catalog Anti-fall protection (PDF)

Solutions and services for vertical and horizontal anti-fall protection.

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Catalog Mountain M Products (PDF)

Jakob is a full-range supplier on the mountain: Mountain M Products shows our collection of products for cableway operations.

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Catalog Mountain M Manual (PDF)

The companion to our Mountain M Catalog: expert knowledge on ropes and cables for the alpine industry (German only).

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