Safety is our nature - true to this guiding principle, we have been developing and manufacturing protection solutions since 1951. High-tensile steel wire nets and matching services monitor and protect against natural hazards such as rockfall, landslides, debris flows, avalanches or coastal erosion. They ensure safety in mining and tunneling as well as on motor sports tracks, in industry and in test facilities. With experience, a spirit of research, continuous internal training and close cooperation with research institutes, we drive innovation and industry standards.
More than 400 specialists work for Geobrugg worldwide. Production facilities on all continents as well as a presence in over 50 countries stand for proximity to the customer and rapid project implementation - from requirements analysis to acceptance. Geobrugg, headquartered in Romanshorn, Switzerland, is an independent company within the BRUGG GROUP.
Rockfall protection: Our rockfall protection barriers stop impacts with energies up to 10'000 kJ - this is a world record.
Slope stabilization: Netting anchored in the ground with soil nails and spike plates secures the slope. The mesh is almost invisible and favors revegetation.
Protection against landslides and debris flows: Our solutions provide particularly efficient and sustainable protection against these natural hazards.
Avalanche prevention: Our flexible protection system reliably holds back snow masses. In the snow-free period, this solution also provides effective rockfall protection.
Coastal erosion solutions: Our solutions protect marine coasts, waterways and infrastructure such as sea cables, pipelines and harbors as underwater solutions.
Mining / tunnels: Geobrugg meshes and mechanical installation aids are a safety and efficiency factor in mining as well as in tunnels worldwide: people, machines and infrastructure are protected even in critical zones. This reduces work interruptions.
Monitoring and alarm systems: Based on digital processes, they increase safety, enable predictive maintenance, and thus reduce costs.
Motorsport barriers and fences: Our wide range of FIA-homologated and accepted protection solutions protect spectators and drivers at world renowned racetracks. Our road fences are also suitable as a temporary solution in road construction and rockfall protection.
Special solutions: In the area of impact protection, our systems stop flying / falling debris or accelerated objects of all kinds. Other solutions protect against break-out or break-in.
Innovation as a tradition
We constructed our first installations made of wire rope net in 1951 as protection systems against avalanches. These avalanche prevention structures were exposed to rockfalls during snow-free periods, and they succeeded in holding these rocks. Noticing this, we came up with the idea of also using the wire rope nets for rockfall protection. In 1958, the first rockfall protection structure made up of wire rope nets was constructed in southern Switzerland – the beginning of a unique success story. Research & Development
Solutions for all hazards
In the decades that followed, the product range continued to develop further and further: We created solutions providing protection from natural hazards such as landslides and mudflows, as well as avalanche prevention structures. In addition to these, more and more application areas opened up. As a result, Geobrugg nets are also now used in motorsport, to secure tunnels, and to protect against impacts. Since 2008, Geobrugg has traded as an independent corporation within the Brugg Group establishing itself as a market leader.