Now operating as two independent companies
03 689 1374 Jira New Zealand Ltd (Garth)
03 471 1219 Jira Business Ltd (Lyndon)
Our motivating principal may be summarised as:
We are often asked what "Jira" means. It is loosely derived from an ancient Hebraic expression literally meaning "God... taking care of business" or as more commonly expressed in a statement of faith: "God is my provider". The name came out of a lot of discussion involving the faith of the original partners and their families. For business It invokes the conviction that we should strive to do our best by our customers as part of the wider certainty that one day we will answer to that higher Authority for the conduct of our lives whilst in this temporary mortal coil.
What is now Jira New Zealand Ltd started off in the early 70's servicing Pye Cambridge fleet radio telephones for trucking companies. At one stage there was a contract with a local car importer to fit new car radios and later with a City Council to provide specialist radio telephone services..
In 1990, now established as Jira Communications Ltd, it assimilated the regional customer base of an international office supplies company which had quit NZ during the 80's recession. It was from that company that it inherited time control systems sales and servicing although the focus remained on contract servicing of fleet R/T's and repeater systems.
Radio Communications gradually gave way to time control systems as it developed a greater significance, leading to a refocus on time & attendance employee recording systems. Wages and payroll management in turn expanded into wider taxation and accountancy services which then took on a life of their own under a new business division..
An expansion into public display clocks lead into contract supply to Government and corporates particularly in respect of synchronised multi-clock systems such as are seen in hospitals, universities, libraries, public buildings and larger corporate entities.
The company name was changed in early 2012 to Jira New Zealand Ltd to better represent the diversity and geographical extent of the work now being undertaken.
In 2017 the two aspects of the business (corporate tax services and electronic time clock systems) were separated with an independent new company called Jira Business Ltd created under the ownership of the Jira NZ former business manager (Lyndon) and wife (Katie),
This left the original company free to focus on the special interest of electro-mechanical time clocks and public display systems whilst the electronic technology wages payment reconciliation systems being more closely allied to accountancy services went over to Lyndon.
Both companies still work together and share resources as and when required.