JIT(Just in Time) Group, on 7 June celebrated 25 years of success thanks to all its stakeholders as well as with a resolve to continue support Sri Lanka’s essential services delivering some of the nation’s critical systems.
“The year was 1996. Sri Lanka won the Cricket World Cup and was acknowledged as a force to be reckoned with. That is exactly what Just In Time Group (JIT) is today. 1996 was the start to JIT’s humble beginnings from selling Compaq computers from a basement office to a diversified giant in the ICT industry today where it focusses on being a systems integrator (SI) offering state-of-the-art, ICT solutions and services for the banking, government and telco sectors,” JIT said in a statement.
It was founded by visionary ICT leader Jit Warnakulasuriya who had a vision for the company which has been far-exceeded by what the Group is today.
Today, JIT is still going strong, as a fully Sri Lankan-owned company. Along its journey, it continued to do things no one else had done before and played a significant role in the industry; today it is the backbone of critical systems and solutions in the country.
From supporting the Real Time Gross Settlement System of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to the implementation and maintenance of the National Payment System at LankaClear Ltd. to the digital banking system at People’s Bank, the list is endless. It has been a steady and resilient journey for JIT. It takes something special for a business to keep its doors open successfully for a quarter of a century, especially in a rapidly evolving and competitive industry like ICT and that is exactly what JIT has proven to be – steady and resilient.
JIT is known as a trailblazer in the local ICT arena with solutions and services which have empowered institutions to revolutionise their business and industries.
JIT started modestly with just four employees and has firmly established itself as a reputed Group with over 400 staff. JIT provides systems integration, network and infrastructure solutions, hardware, outsourcing IT professionals, professional services, information security services, maintenance and support services, etc.
“We firmly believe in value creation through technology be it to our customers or from them to their customers. We place great emphasis on what we have maintained with our customers in terms of relationships and embracing and enhancing technology, and to that end, most of our key customers are returning customers,” remarked JIT Group CEO Chrishan Mendis, who has been with the company for 23 of the 25 years. “It is indeed with nostalgia and pride that I look back over all that we have achieved and our impact on the nation.”
The company said its core strength is being instrumental in designing purpose-driven solutions for complex IT needs of their customers and delivering them successfully with agility and flexibility. Thereafter JIT continues to be there for the customer as their trusted and dependable support partner.
And what is even more exciting is that JIT is gearing up for its next chapter; through organic growth and acquisitions, JIT has strengthened its business and looking forward to growing its new expansion plans in order to provide its customers with the same best of breed solutions and support been received to date.
“For over two decades, JIT has been revolutionising businesses and its value addition to its customer through industry first technologies. JIT has long been playing a silent role in supporting the country’s essential services delivering some of the nation’s critical systems and they look forward to continuing the same into the future for the nation,” the company said.
The JIT statement also contained the following.
“To our customers – thank you for trusting us for so many years and making us an industry leader. We are honoured to have your trust and will work tirelessly to continue to deserve it. Without your trust and commitment to us, we would not be where we are today. We look forward to continuing to serve you, for many more years to come.
“To our principals – to be in business for this long, we recognise the importance of establishing collaborative long standing partnerships that bring extraordinary value to both JIT and our customers. We thank you for your expertise and skills in helping us serve our customers and impact our nation.
“To our current and former employees – Your commitment to put our customers first and to live our corporate values have been integral to our success, and has enabled us to stand the test of time. Whether you are a current employee or a former employee, thank you for your commitment, dedication and service to us.
“To our suppliers – Thank you for the support and commitment to our business even in difficult times. To our Bankers – Thank you for being our companions and the timely assistance in all our financial dealings.
“To all other stakeholders – committed CIOs of the country – your vision for greater things in our industry is what drives us. ICTA – for being the catalyst in our industry and the visionary leadership. Our consultants for your trust in us and standing by us.
“Finally, to our Board – Thank you for your immense support and visionary guidance to achieving phenomenal growth for the Group.”