The Emmental village of Trubschachen is home to a blend of tradition and innovation. Located in the heart of idyllic rolling hills, three companies manufacture products whose quality and sophistication are prized by demanding clients the world over. You can take a tour that will give you an opportunity to gain fascinating insights into three pioneering, long-established Swiss companies.
Jakob AG too looks back over more than 110 years of company history. Visit the globally active company at its headquarters in Trubschachen. Today, Jakob AG offers a broad and varied range of cable solutions for architectural purposes, as well as sophisticated hoisting and lifting technology solutions. The interactive rope trail, which you can follow individually every day via smartphone app, is a fun way to learn more about the history of the tradition-rich craft of rope-making and the technological advances made by Jakob AG over the past 110 years.
The third company with a long tradition, Töpferei Aebi, is located directly opposite Jakob AG. The Emmental potteries are amongst the best known Switzerland. Today, there are only a handful of companies left that master this traditional craft. In the over 100 year-old farmhouse, you can look over the shoulders of potters and ceramic painters. Each piece of Aebi ceramic is unique and readily recognizable far and wide for its typical motifs composed of numerous small dots. The shop offers a colourful assortment of ornately painted, decorative and functional ceramics. By appointment, you too can make and paint your own cups or plates in the Pottery Experience.
Kambly, Switzerland's best known and most popular , welcomes its guests to the Kambly Experience. From a multimedia presentation at the visitors' centre you will learn more about company founder Oscar Kambly I and the love that plays such an important role in the history of the over 100 year-old family business. In the confectionery, guests can look over the shoulders of the Maîtres Confiseurs and glean much worthwhile knowledge about the art of pastry making. If you would rather taste than look, you can indulge yourself to your heart's content, sampling over 100 types of biscuit at the factory shop. As a crowning conclusion to your visit, we recommend a stop at the Kambly Café or a tour of the Kambly gift shop.