50 Years of Tait

In 1969, Angus Tait formed a small company, designing and assembling mobile radios. Today, Tait supplies communications solutions to industries all over the world. The future holds more exciting innovations from Tait. We take a moment to recognize the milestone of 50 years.

A History of Looking Forward

2019 has been a year of anniversaries for Tait Communications. Not only do we celebrate 50 Years of Tait, but 2019 would also have been the 100th birthday of Sir Angus Tait, founder of the company. We added new products to our range of portable radios. The 10th issue of Connection Magazine was also published this year, our free resource for critical communications users. Take a look back at our favorite stories from 2019.

50 Years of Tait

Sir Angus believed that strong research and a commitment to listening to customers would build a business that stands the test of time. From the beginning, Tait has looked ahead. Innovations which help customers serve their communities are a cornerstone of the business. Sir Angus Tait, who was knighted for his services to industry, was continually challenging his employees to keep moving ahead. His saying “The best is yet to come” remains a fundamental value of Tait Communications. Learn more about Sir Angus and the history of Tait here.

Inspired by our founder, Sir Angus Tait, our values drive the way we aim to interact with our customers, employees, and the communities in which we operate. We seek to benefit our customers by providing communication solutions and services that have been successfully designed, manufactured, and deployed. We seek to benefit our employees by providing challenging and rewarding employment. We seek to benefit our communities by helping to generate wealth, support education, and increase the pool of technical and commercial resources. See how these values continue to drive Tait here.


From entertaining royalty to connecting remote workers, Tait has had an eventful 50 years.

“We are fascinated by what’s next,” says CEO Garry Diack:

“Our customers rely on us to understand their future needs and the developing technologies which will see them through. We’ve been doing this for 50 years, and they trust us to get it right.”

The convergence of digital radio with wireless broadband applications defines an exciting future for Tait.

New Products in 2019

The Tait Tough range of portable radios grew this year.  The new TP9500 and TP9600 portables are best-in-class, and offer some unique capabilities such as WiFi over-the-air-programming (OTAP).  If you haven’t already, be sure to check them out.

Connection Issue 10

We also celebrate the 10th issue of Connection Magazine this year. Connection has become a trusted, free resource for critical communications users, sharing insights and stories from industry experts. This issue looks to the future, exploring technology trends and what they mean for critical industries. Find the latest issue of Connection Magazine here, or take a look through our back issues.

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