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Strada della Forra is now safely accessible

05 July 2022

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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn with ROCCO-2000

04 May 2022

The track section Andermatt - Göschenen of the Matterhorn Gotthard railway is crossed up to 56 times per day. In the tunnel portal area, below the Teufelswand (Devilswall), the railway infrastructure and passing trains are at high risk of rockfall.

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Mistake Generators' to Test F1 Driver Skills to the Limit at Miami Grand Prix

04 May 2022

The Miami International Autodrome will test Formula One driver skills to the limit, as the circuit prepares to host its first-ever Grand Prix this weekend at the Hard Rock NFL stadium. 11’526 meters of Geobrugg Motorsport Debris Fences will protect the track.

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Expert course on flexible protection structures

14 April 2022

From March 29 to April 1, 2022, Geobrugg conducted its second expert course (CONSIS) to impart knowledge about flexible barriers and their function and maintenance.

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The first ROCCO-1000 barrier stands in France

29 March 2022

The first Rocco 1000 barrier was installed in France.

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Marine Snapback Events

21 March 2022

Geobrugg fences have been successfully tested for snapback events.

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FIA Approves Advanced Debris Fences for Grade 1 Circuits

01 March 2022

New technology enables wider spacing between fence posts to give greater safety for drivers, better viewing for spectators and increased sustainability for circuits.

FIA Approves Advanced Debris Fences

E-Tankstelle Geobrugg Romanshorn

26 January 2022

The e-charging stations at Geobrugg are ready for use, they work with the integrated wallboxes from BRUGG eConnect.

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Testing the barrier to the limit and over it

16 December 2021

In mid-2021, we carried out certification tests for a new rockfall protection barrier. After two obligatory and successfully held tests (service energy level 1 +2), the program is complete - all the standards required here. But the tested barrier still looked too good. The engineers wondered: How many times can we drop the test block into the barrier before giving up? More in the video.

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In English: Practical guide for debris flow and hillslope debris flow protection nets

03 December 2021

The practical guide for debris flow and hillslope debris flow protection nets is now available in English, published by Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL.

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In German only: Neues rund um den Sachkundelehrgang Betrieb, Inspektion, Unterhalt

19 November 2021

News in German only

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SAE International John Melvin Motorsport Safety Award for Geobrugg

28 October 2021

Geobrugg Motorsport and the Dynamic Test Center (DTC) team, have been recently awarded the 2020 SAE International John Melvin Motorsport Safety Award. Sponsored by NASCAR in honor of Dr. John Melvin, a pioneer in driver safety, this award recognizes those who bring about significant positive change and elevate safety levels in the world of motorsports.

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Rolando Romero becomes General Manager of Geobrugg Andina Peru

20 October 2021

Geobrugg continues to expand its commercial activities in Latin America and creates Geobrugg Andina Peru. Rolando Romero becomes the new General Manager, who has been with Geobrugg in Peru for the last 7 years.

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Protection works around Kaikoura/New Zealand

14 October 2021

We've posted on it before: Protection works around Kaikoura / New Zealand. Besides the self-cleaning rockfallcanopy a whole range of Geobrugg systems has been installed.

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Stabilization of a coastal promenade in France

10 October 2021

Against the erosion of the island's coastline, the design office recommended DELTAX STAINLESS mesh. The stainless steel wire is a high-performance solution, very discreet and suitable for wet and saline environments while respecting the integrity of the coastline.

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Superdrape in Gallivaggio

22 September 2021

The village of Gallivaggio in northern Italy was hit by a massive rockfall in 2018. Without safety measures, the village would remain largely uninhabitable. As a result 90.000 sqm of Geobrugg rockfall drapes got installed in only a few kamov helicopter rotations on a rockslope to protect the village.

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And the winner is...

10 September 2021

And the winner is... the GeobruggGUARD! We received the LEADER Digital Award 2021 in the category "business" for the development of our RemoteMonitoring device: The GUARD makes structures for the protection against NaturalHazards smart in a few minutes and enables permanent digital status monitoring of these facilities. Above all, this is a win for more safety and economies in the maintenance of such structures!

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Geobrugg Iberica receives European Award for Business Talent

26 July 2021

On July 23, Geobrugg Iberica was awarded the European Award for Business Talent 2021. The gala took place at the Hotel Marriot in Madrid. Roberto Luis, CEO of Geobrugg Iberica and representing the Swiss company in Spain, accepted the award with pride. The recognized award was given to 30 companies out of a total of 300 nominees.

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On-site training in Walenstadt

15 July 2021

A perfect day for on-site training: The Geobrugg staff ist getting updates at the Geobrugg test site in Walenstadt. Aron Vogel attaches the a remote status monitoring device - the Geobrugg GUARD - to a rockfall barrier. 5 minutes and 3 things and are needed from installation up to the start-up: the GUARD device, a torque wrench and a smartphone.

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Vaccination Covid-19 at Geobrugg

01 June 2021

Together with Fatzer and Voigt, a company in the neighborhood, we organized Covid-19 vaccinations for our staff and their families. Also colleagues living in Germany or Austria  had been invited. 

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TECCO® CELL for coastal erosion protection

05 May 2021

Climate change does not have its effect only on land, but also the coastlines are suffering damage and erosion due to higher quantity and quality of storms. Geobrugg has started to implement a new product for coastal erosion protection:TECCO® CELL.

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Know-how day at Geobrugg

30 April 2021

Once a month, our engineers and experts meet their colleagues from all over the world. The goal is to build up and refresh Geobrugg's basic technical knowledge. The training contents stretch from minor but essential details of our solutions to the latest natural hazard technologies. It is also an occasion to meet the global Geobrugg family - at least digitally.

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Raise the test rate in underground mining

06 April 2021

At the picturesque Walensee/Switzerland, Geobrugg operates a test center in a closed mine to subject products to rockburst tests. To test at an even faster rate, we opened a second mining test facility in the spring.

We raise the test rate for underground

The first 10'000 kJ rockfall barrier in India

01 March 2021

A milestone for rockfall protection: India's first 10,000 kJ rockfall barrier - the strongest in the world, has been installed in Malchej Ghat. The ring net barrier protects a vital highway. The area is famous among tourists and unfortunately notorious for frequent rockfalls. Watch the video

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IndyCar Set for Six-Car Side-By-Side Battle at Music City Grand Prix

04 February 2021

New Nashville city circuit designed with excitement and safety at the forefront.

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