The origins of the Wyssen cableway systems goes back to 1926, when Jakob Wyssen senior, together with his brother purchased a mobile sawmill for wood and thus began to saw wood directly on location. Later a permanent sawmill was installed in Reichenbach, where today the Tropic restaurant is located. He thought about how he could optimise the conventional wood harvesting of that time, in order to avoid damage and pollution. Thus the idea of a cable crane was created, and he developed this for his own use. Since the advantages of this ingenious new development soon interested others, he received enquiries about selling such systems. He thus shifted his production from wood processing to manufacturing cable systems. Over the years innovative new developments followed. This led to Wyssen cable crane systems being used on all continents in over 60 countries up to now. The name Wyssen cableway systems stands for innovation, quality, customer service, wide range of products and cost-effective solutions. Wyssen has now been selling its products all over the world for over 80 years.


Wyssen cableway systems has been manufacturing high-quality components for material cableways since 1926. With the invention of the cable crane in 1939, a new era was heralded in the management of mountain forests. Wyssen products are sold worldwide in over 60 countries. Today the Wyssen company is still the market leader in the sector of cable cranes and material cableways. The company is continually setting new standards in modern cable crane construction with its latest carriage and cable winch models.


Mountain railway companies order cable accessories or cable winches for maintenance and assembly work on their own aerial cableways, ski lifts or recovery winches. Owners of mountain huts will often come to us and find a cost-effective solution for access to their remote buildings.


Highest quality, functionality, reliability, operational safety and ease of operation are the characteristics of our “Made in Switzerland” products.


Our key strength lies in our qualified and motivated staff. The majority live in the vicinity and have been working with us for years.

Our Team


Our customers are quality-conscious companies at home and abroad, for whom our flexibility, continuous innovation and the extensive know-how in cableway and machine construction are important factors. Thanks to our continuity and experience over decades in manufacturing machines and delivering spare parts, we will also be able to serve our wide and continually expanding customer base in the future. Forestry enterprises represent the principal part of our business. Increasingly more systems are also going to specialised cableway companies, who take on the often complex material transportation for building mountain railways, gas lines, pressure pipes and bridges etc.


Since 2023, our company has been ISO 9001: 2015 certified and our management system meets the requirements of the normative bases listed.

ISO Certificate

Wyssen products worldwide in more than 60 countries


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