Company History

Hard-Line is recognized as one of the world’s leading remote control suppliers. Learn how Hard-Line became a leader in producing and distributing remote controls through past milestones. We are excited to see what the future holds.


In 1996, Hard-Line is established.


In 1997, Muckmaster™ Radio Remote Control Systems and Teleop™ Tele-Remote Control Systems are introduced.


In 1998, Hard-Line has its first export sale. A distributor opened in Peru and Chile.


In 2000, Hard-Line outgrows the current location and moves to 53 Main St. W in Dowling, Ontario.

Company Headquarters

In 2003, Hard-Line operations are ISO 9001:2000 certified.


In 2004, Hard-Line receives the Innovation for Excellence in Exporting Award from the Ontario Global Traders Awards


In 2005, Hard-Line receives the Gold Award for Market Expansion: Service from the Ontario Global Traders Awards. Hard-Line receives the Gold Award: Excellence in Exporting from the Ontario Global Traders Awards. Hard-Line receives Innovation Award from the Northern Ontario Business Awards.


In 2006, Hard-Line receives the Canadian Innovation Award Certificate of Recognition For New Product Design and Commercialization from the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. Hard-Line receives the New Technology Award from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program’s Regional Awards.


In 2007, Hard-Line receives the Canadian Innovation Award for the Diversification of Export Markets from Export Development Canada. Hard-Line receives the Bronze Award for Market Expansion Product/Service from the Ontario Global Traders Awards.


In 2009, a distributor is opened in Mexico. An office is opened in Peru (April 13). Hard-Line receives the 2009 Gold Award for Market Expansion from the Ontario Global Traders Awards.


In 2010, Hard-Line receives the Innovation Award from the Bell Business Excellence Awards.


In 2011, a distributor opened in Australia.


In 2012, the Hard-Line headquarters is expanded by 12,000 square feet. The LP401™ Low Profile Loader is introduced.


In 2013, Hard-Line receives $442,500 grant from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). NORCAT and Hard-Line form a partnership. Prox™ Proximity Detection Systems are introduced. EntryAlert™ Entrance Warning Systems are introduced. An office is opened in Chile (April 1st).


Quick Facts

Founded: 1996

Locations: Canada, Chile, and Peru

Headquarters: Dowling, Ontario, Canada


We are always striving to advance the productivity of mining operations while exceeding expectations. We have won multiple awards with our exceptional products which include:


• Bell Business Excellence Innovation Award

• Innovation Diversification of Export Markets

• Bronze Award Ontario Global Traders

• Innovation Certificate for New Product Design

• Ontario Regional Finalist for New Technology

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