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About us

High-Tensile Steel Wire Nets for Increased Safety

We globally develop and manufacture protection systems made of high-tensile steel wire. These safety systems are used for reliable protection against natural hazards such as rockfall, debris flow, landslides, avalanches, or as a safety measure in building and mining tunnels, in fish farms, motorsports, architecture, and proving grounds. Our high-tensile steel wire nets and meshes are characterized by their strength, high energy absorption capacity and supreme durability. More than 65 years of experience and close collaboration with research institutes and universities make us the leading expert for safety solutions.

The Geobrugg network, with subsidiaries and partners in more than 50 countries, guarantees a fast and economic realization of projects. Our 350 specialists worldwide in production facilities on four continents provide customer proximity and therefore ensure short delivery times. Depending on our clients’ individualized needs, our services include needs assessments, consultation, development and construction as well as testing and system installation up to and including acceptance. Together with the client, our engineers define the optimal solution and supervise the installation of standard or customized protection systems. Geobrugg operates as an independent corporation within the Brugg Group, and is headquartered in Romanshorn, Switzerland.

Areas of Application

Rockfall Protection: From pioneer to market leader: Thanks to constant innovation, our rockfall protection barriers are able to withstand impact energies of up to 8,000 kJ. We test our systems with blocks weighing up to 20 metric tons travelling at a velocity of over 100 km/h.

Slope Stabilization: Netting and meshes are anchored with rock nails and spike plates to actively secure surfaces. The mesh is nearly invisible from afar and facilitates the sustainable regrowth of vegetation.

Shallow Landslide and Debris Flow Protection: Debris flows and shallow landslides often develop highly destructive forces. Our barriers efficiently protect people and infrastructure from this hazard.

Avalanche Prevention: By working closely with the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF), we are constantly improving our avalanche and snow load protection system. The flexible installations hold back large volumes of snow. And during snow-free periods, the system also provides reliable protection against minor rockfall events.

Tunnel Reinforcement: Our high-tensile steel wire meshes are used around the world in mines, road- and rail tunnels, where they efficiently prevent collapse by providing underground support.

Predator Prevention: For fish farms, the steel wire mesh is installed directly in place in the water and provides reliable protection against predators such as sharks and sea lions. The meshes are not only extremely light and durable, but also dimensionally stable, consistently tear-proof and easy to maintain.

Motorsport Solutions: Specializing in planning, development, manufacture and installation we offer a variety of motorsport barriers for city races, permanent race circuits and test tracks. Geobrugg has the only FIA Institute tested solutions guaranteed to provide reliable safety for world famous events, renowned venues, and regional motorsports parks.

Architecture Solutions: Our high-tensile steel wire nets are used as building facades, fall protection netting, egress railings, stairwell enclosures, shade structures, intrusion and escape protection, sports field backstops, outfield fencing, and permanent or rollaway crowd management barriers.

Impact Protection: In the area of impact and explosion protection, our steel wire meshes are used to restrict the damage of rapidly accelerating objects or flying debris after explosions.