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About Tacel

Tacel Ltd, incorporated in 1979, is a diverse and dynamic company that has become one of Canada’s leading suppliers of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Traffic Control Devices. Tacel is based in Toronto, Ontario and is one hundred percent Canadian owned and operated. We have successfully served many of the major provincial and municipal authorities across Canada for more than thirty years. We are very proud to say that we are a Canadian Manufacturer with a fully functional ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System in place.

Tacel's main office is located in Toronto, ON with branch offices located in Montreal, QC and Calgary, AB. Most of the products we sell are assembled or manufactured in our Toronto facility and it has been our philosophy over the years to utilize local suppliers whenever possible. We do this to reduce customer lead times, boost the local economy and maximize the amount of Canadian content on every project.

Our key line of business is to provide products and services to the Traffic Control Device Industry. We supply hardware, software and engineering/technical services. Some of our key activities include:

Traffic Signal Controller Cabinet Manufacturing

Tacel has been providing traffic signal control cabinets to the Canadian NEMA market since 1979 ... initially importing NEMA TS-1 kits and assembling complete cabinet assemblies at our Toronto facility for our customers. Since 1985, Tacel has designed, engineered and manufactured all of its own NEMA TS-1 & TS-2 assemblies for the Canadian NEMA market.

Face of Intelight in Canada

As the face of Intelight in Canada we are proud to be able to offer Intelight's incredible software and hardware solutions to assist our customers with their needs. In addition, we also provide:

  • ITS System Planning & Design
  • ITS System Integration & Training
  • On-going ITS System support and maintenance
  • Battery Backup (UPS) Systems
  • Additional ITS & Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) products which include:

  • Industry Standard and/or Custom Traffic Cabinets
  • Network Communications Systems
  • Emergency & Transit Pre-emption Systems
  • Pedestrian & Vehicle Detection Systems
  • Assorted Traffic Control Devices & Components
  • Technical / Management Team

    Every member of our Technical/Management Team has received significant industry training from the following organizations:

  • International Municipal Signals Association (IMSA)
  • Ontario Traffic Council (OTC)
  • Top Traffic Industry Manufacturers
  • The majority of members of our Technical/Management Team have provided training (as authorized by the Manufacturer) to:

  • International Municipal Signals Association (IMSA) Members
  • Ontario Traffic Council (OTC) Members
  • Numerous Municipal and Provincial Authorities
  • Non-profit organizations

    Tacel is also quite proud of its involvement and membership in good standing with the following business/industry related non-profit organizations:

  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
  • International Municipal Signals Association (IMSA)
  • ITS Canada
  • L'Association québécoise des transports (AQTR)
  • Ontario traffic council (OTC)
  • Service & Support

    Tacel provides service and support for every system or product that it sells. Tacel has a full repair facility located at its Toronto location and we are able to service the majority of the items we sell. In a number of cases, we are also the authorized repair facility for the Industry Manufacturer we represent.

    Technical / Engineering Services

    Tacel provides "in-house" technical services that allow for quick and accurate product design implementation.

    We are also able to coordinate/provide our clients with additional engineering support services utilizing a number of our external partners.