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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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