Founded in 1985 by Mr. Gilles Tardif under the name Les Industries TAG Rive-sud inc, TAG Canada is a manufacturing company that has been serving as a mechanical manufacturing service provider for public corporations such as municipalities, governments, transportation companies, etc. . During the first decade, the company quickly positioned itself as a leader in order to gain a solid reputation in the market for high-security fareboxes and fare collection systems for transport companies.
In 1998, after several appointments with various transport companies and the creation of a research and development department, Mr. Tardif obtained an important contract to supply the fareboxes of the 300 buses of the STO. (Société de transport de l’Outaouais) Fareboxes use a new technology that ensures better traffic management and ensures greater revenue security. The award of this contract is at this time directly linked to the important research and development efforts of the last years, making the company a new Canadian reference as a farebox supplier and fare collection system. TAG Canada has earned several awards and honors for this innovation at the galas of the Chamber of Commerce.
The early 2000s marked an important point for TAG. The company employs 10 full time employees and operates under the trademark TAG Canada. The new situation of the company requires a relocation to a larger factory and the acquisition of automated equipment to produce a larger volume of fareboxes in order to meet an increasing demand. Seeing the rapid success of its new line of avantgarde products, TAG obtains American and Canadian patents protecting the new technology of its products in high demand. Taking advantage of its different models of fareboxes, TAG Canada acquires customers across eastern Canada and has more than 500 collection boxes on the territory.
In 2009, the research and development department developed the new Evolution farebox combining security, electronics and cash management software. Also, in order to provide demand in line with the constant evolution of technology, the research and development team is developing a smart card system to be implemented for the first time in 2015. TAG Canada now has a complete perception line offering its customers entry-level products up to a complete, state-of-the-art fare collection solution.
Years of operation
Fareboxes in operation
Awards at Chamber of commerce of Lévis
Square feet factory
Annual turnover average
Patent (USA & CAN)
Since the winter of 2017, TAG Canada is under a new administration. Mr. Gilles Tardif sold the business to his son Sylvain. This new administration ensures the long-term viability of the company in addition to bringing a new business vision focused on technological innovation and customer service.