Bunzl Canada Partners with IoT Developer Visionstate on Latest Technology Product 


Burlington, ON – February 8, 2018 Bunzl Canada today announced its exclusive agreement with Visionstate Inc. to distribute its IoT-based restroom monitoring system, WandaNEXT™.



This is the second next-generation technology partnership announcement in recent months by Bunzl, following on its introduction of an exclusive electrostatic disinfecting technology.


“First-to-market innovations are one of the many reasons that our customers choose Bunzl to support their business success”, said Bunzl Canada President, John Howlett. “This latest technology partnership with Visionstate will help our customers maximize their operational efficiencies and deliver improved restroom facility management.”


Visionstate specializes in analytics, interactive customer service, and IoT applications designed to streamline operations. The company recently acquired Montreal-based Chatbot Incubator, which specializes in applications for artificial intelligence (AI).


“Visionstate is extremely pleased to be working with a partner like Bunzl,” said Visionstate CEO, John Putters. “This relationship leverages the strengths of both companies, maximizing our collective capacity to bring this innovative technology to market on a global scale.”


More information will be made available about WandaNEXT™ in the coming weeks. The product has been proven successful in a wide range of commercial, retail and healthcare applications throughout North America, including the Edmonton International Airport.


About Bunzl Canada

Bunzl Canada Inc. (bunzlcanada.ca) provides the cleaning and hygiene products and equipment, food and retail packaging, safety and industrial supplies that 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 centers 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.


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