AG-WORX (JS (Jim) Jobe Ltd) is a well-established family owned company in Matamata, in the Waikato, the heart of New Zealand’s strongest dairy region. The company was started in 1967 by the late Jim Jobe, and is now owned and operated by Jim’s daughter and son in law Terry and Sylvia Hawes.
The company is well known for quality workmanship and innovation; and being able to customize milking and pumping solutions for all needs in the dairy industry.
Terry and Sylvia have owned the company since 2001 after taking the business over from Sylvia’s Brother, David Jobe.
has been a dairy farmer, Builder, work in construction for Fletcher Construction, milking machine fitter and now a business owner. Along with wife Sylvia, they own both AG-WORX and FORSI Innovations. FORSI manufacture water filtration equipment for farms, industrial applications and municipal applications.
Sylvia has worked in administration for many years. She started out in the office of JS (JIM) Jobe Ltd back in the 70’s working for her father Jim, she then went on to join Terry on the farm. When the family moved to Tauranga she took up a position as administrative assistant to PA of the principle at Bethlehem College. This position then took her onto be the PA to the Secondary school principle of Bethlehem College once the school grew. Then when the opportunity came to take over the business she then used her admin knowledge to then get AG-WORX to where it is today.
Craig Is Terry and Sylvia’s eldest son. He started out in the workshop sweeping the floors and helping out in the assembly of the Jobe Valves. Over the years he has progressed on from fitting milking machines and water pumps to running the retail and parts store of AG-WORX. During this time he grew the Pool and spa side of the company by 80% in 4 Years. As the company grew he moved on to manage the business on a daily basis while Terry has concentrated on the growth and development of the products at FORSI Innovations.
Craig is also the Operations and Marketing Manager for FORSI Innovations.
This keeps him busy on a daily basis which he runs alongside his own business that he runs with his wife from home.