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Queen’s University gets smarter with wandaNEXT and Tork IoT data

by CM Staff   

Technology / IIoT Electronics

Bunzl Canada partners with Tork to integrate smart dispensing with its predictive digital cleaning program.

The wandaNEXT™ solution’s latest upgrade, powered by Tork®, provides real-time dispenser data that allows cleaning teams at Queen’s University to work smarter by targeting immediate needs and proactively refilling dispensing units to improve hygiene and reduce waste. (CNW Group/Bunzl Canada)

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Bunzl Canada announced an upgrade to its wandaNEXT cleaning management software with Tork smart dispenser data, recently implemented at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

The wandaNEXT solution combines digital cleaning program management, including traffic monitoring, cleaning scheduling, task management and compliance reporting, with dispenser data powered by Tork. This data helps cleaning teams work smarter by targeting immediate needs and proactively refilling dispensing units to improve hygiene and reduce waste.

“We have always looked for opportunities to innovate to continually improve and enhance the cleanliness of our facilities,” said Barbara Wowk, Manager, Facilities, Housing and Ancillary Services at Queen’s University’s Residence Facilities Team, in a statement. “We’re excited to work with Bunzl on this pilot installation to help us improve efficiency and enable our custodial team to devote additional time and attention to enhanced cleaning and hygiene protocols that are so critical to the health and safety of our students and faculty.”

wandaNEXT, developed by Visionstate IoT and now in partnership with Bunzl, is a cleaning program management system with multiple IoT sensor-enabled data collection components. Its mobile application guides cleaning teams through customized cleaning procedures. The system’s audit function and reporting gives Facilities Management visibility so they can make scheduling adjustments, assign tasks, address training requirements, trigger supply orders and proactively address service requirements.


“It’s a privilege to work in partnership with the Queen’s Facilities Team,” said Brock Tully, Vice President, Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene. “They are committed to helping create a truly exceptional education experience, and wandaNEXT is an industry-leading innovation to help them do that. By using data from Tork®, one of the most trusted product brands with state-of-the-art smart dispensing, and a variety of other data collection points, the system tracks, verifies and validates cleaning quality and efficiency against specific cleaning protocols. That gives our customers the confidence that their facilities are healthy and safe – with proven results.”


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