Brad Jones Racing (BJR) is the only regionally based V8 supercar team in Australia. It is run by brothers Brad and Kim Jones, who have been involved in racing a range of race cars since the 1970s . BJR is a large local employer in Albury/Wodonga, and the business has experienced rapid growth in the past fifteen years.
The company has three highly competitive teams - Team BOC, Lockwood Racing and Team Advam/GB - each racing the latest model Holdens. Drivers, mechanics and others in the support crew for all three teams travel to each of the 16 rounds in the V8 Supercars Championship, to tracks spread across Australia and Auckland (New Zealand). The season begins in February and ends in December each year.
BJR began in the backyard of Commercial Manager Kim Jones, with four car stands and a jack, with just Brad and Kim working in the business. With no formal plan in place, new office equipment was bought ad hoc when the need for an individual item or function arose, leading to multiple brands with different consumables and service levels, and double ups of capability.
Despite BJR being a highly technical, very process-driven business in how it builds and maintains its cars, this approach was not applied to its office equipment.