Bunzl Canada's Intelligent Restroom System Captures Global Interest

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 General News
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Demand for exclusive IoT solution grows in Canada, Europe and Australia

BURLINGTON, ON, Sept. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Bunzl Canada (bunzlcanada.ca) announced today its IoT-based restroom 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 maximize 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 Inc. (TSX Venture: VIS), 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 restroom service experience. It also enables facility 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 United States, and it was met with enthusiastic customer response in the U.K. 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, optimize 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 October 1-3, 2018.

About Bunzl Canada

Bunzl Canada Inc. (bunzlcanada.ca) 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. The company brings its customers the advantage of global sourcing, product innovation and national scale combined with responsive local service and deep category expertise. Bunzl Canada Inc. is a division of Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC.

About Bunzl Distribution

Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC (bunzldistribution.com), headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is the largest division of London-based Bunzl plc, an international distribution and outsourcing group. With more than 100 distribution centres throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, Bunzl supplies a wide range of products to food processors, supermarkets, retailers, convenience stores and other users.

SOURCE Bunzl Canada



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