Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 30th March 2023 Issue no. 1058
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Bunzl Canada's intelligent washroom system captures global interest
Bunzl Canada announced yesterday that its IoT-based washroom monitoring system, WandaNext is about to be installed in another Canadian airport and several shopping malls, adding to its growing presence in healthcare, retail, commercial and conference facilities across the country.
"First-to-market innovations that help to maximise operational efficiencies and deliver an improved customer experience are one of the key reasons that our customers choose Bunzl as a strategic supply partner," said John Howlett, president, Bunzl Canada.
The WandaNext IoT restroom monitoring system is powered by Visionstate and is exclusively available through Bunzl Canada. The system uses a touchscreen interface and connected devices to enable customers in retail, healthcare, airports, conference centres and commercial environments to have a predictable, high-quality washroom service experience. It also enables facilities maintenance teams to better manage resources and improve efficiency.
Interest in the technology is growing rapidly in Canada, and a bilingual version was recently released for final in-market testing in Quebec. The product's installation base continues to grow in the US, and it was met with enthusiastic customer response in the UK earlier this year. This month, WandaNext was launched in Australia by Bunzl Outsourcing Services and interest in piloting the product has been expressed by several customers.
"WandaNext is an easy-to-use technology that helps to improve customer experience, optimise labour and supply management and reduce costs," said Margo Hunnisett, Bunzl Canada's vice president, marketing & communications. "We anticipate continually increasing demand for this product as new enhancements (most recently, cellular connectivity and bilingual user interfaces) are introduced in response to, and anticipation of, our customers' needs as they evolve."
WandaNext will be showcased at BOMEX, Canada's commercial building excellence summit in Calgary, AB, 1st - 3rd October, 2018.
Bunzl Canada provides the cleaning and hygiene products and equipment, food and retail packaging, safety products and industrial supplies which keep over 45,000 Canadian businesses running optimally, every day. It is a division of the St. Louis, Mo-based Bunzl Distribution US - the largest division of London-based Bunzl. The organisation brings its customers the advantage of global sourcing, product innovation and national scale combined with responsive local service and deep category expertise
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