Wanzl Carts and Shelving for Medical Facilities in North America


Are you on the lookout for a cutting-edge mobile storage and shelving system tailored to your hospital, private clinic, or healthcare facility? Tired of piecing together solutions from different vendors and craving the simplicity of a one-stop-shop? Traditionally, that’s been quite a challenge. But fear not. Forsyth Healthcare can do the heavy lifting for you. We’ve carefully curated a selection of top-tier manufacturers known for meeting the unique needs of healthcare facilities. Because let’s face it, what matters most is ensuring your staff have the tools they need to deliver exceptional care, resulting in better outcomes for your patients.

When it comes to mobile storage and shelving, one standout recommendation we have is Wanzl. But it’s not just about their top-notch TSS and SmartCell brands; it’s the whole package that comes with investing in their solutions. Here’s why your facility should seriously consider Wanzl for 2024 and beyond.

Why Medical Facilities in Canada / USA Find Confidence in Wanzl Carts and Units for Mobile Shelving and Storage


Time is of the essence in the healthcare sector, and lead time can make or break equipment purchasing decisions. That’s where Wanzl shines. When it comes to lead time, they’re on the ball. Typically, Wanzl carts and units, customized to your specifications, are ready to roll within just two weeks of receiving your order, assuming all the necessary items, parts, and components are in stock. With Wanzl, you can count on efficiency every step of the way.

Because of our longstanding partnership with Wanzl, Forsyth Healthcare goes the extra mile to tailor the lead time to suit your unique requirements. Need an order to move even faster? No problem. We’re equipped to expedite special requests, ensuring your timeline is met with ease. With Forsyth Healthcare and Wanzl by your side, you can expect a seamless and flexible experience from start to finish.


Supply chain challenges continue to cast a shadow over medical facilities in both Canada and the United States. Though there has been progress since the tumultuous years of 2020-2022, procurement remains a headache for many. 

Now, back to the topic of lead time – here’s some good news: when you purchase Wanzl carts and shelving units through Forsyth, we’ve fine-tuned our logistics to ensure your order reaches you promptly. With our in-house carriers at the helm, you can expect your shipment to arrive at your facility within 5-7 business days after it leaves the plant. By handling our own transportation, we’re able to bypass common shipping delays and hiccups, like brokerage issues. 

The precision of Wanzl orders, along with our shipping process, offer a significant advantage in navigating the complexities of healthcare supply chains. Let’s take the hassle out of procurement and get your facility equipped right on schedule.


Patients don’t just care about the end result; they also value the kind of care they receive from your team of physicians, nurses, and support staff. And when it comes to procuring medical supplies, you expect the same level of dedication to customer service. Our Customer Service and Sales Support team is not just responsive and friendly; they’re dedicated to making your experience seamless. Whether it’s emails or other communications, you can count on us to reply promptly and address any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. Plus, we understand the importance of quick turnaround times. That’s why requests for room and elevation renderings are completed within just a day or two. We simplify drawings to focus only on what you need to visualize mobile storage and shelving in your facility. With us, you can expect efficiency, reliability, and a partner who’s committed to your success.

Customer care for Wanzl carts and units is further enhanced by our strong relationships with the manufacturer’s logistics and business development team. We maintain a direct line of communication with them, ensuring that you have access to the same support network that we do!


ISO certification acts as a third-party seal of approval established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) based on international standards. These standards are crucial for implementing quality management systems for medical supplies. By adhering to ISO certification, you can be confident that the equipment, when used as directed, is safe and positively impacts patient outcomes. Essentially, ISO certification guarantees that medical supplies meet premium quality and safety standards.

Wanzl stands out as one of only two wire brands manufactured in an ISO-certified facility, a crucial distinction when compared to brands that source from multiple plants. This reliability is why Wanzl is among the select few brands chosen by Forsyth Healthcare for Tier 1 sterile storage areas like operating rooms and medical device reprocessing departments.


When it comes to quality, Wanzl carts and shelving units are top-notch, rivalling the best in the business. Take, for example, their TSS Wire Storage solutions, which boast a Chrome Plus finish that’s far more durable than standard zinc and chrome-coated finishes. Additionally, Wanzl’s SmartCell™ wire baskets are a game-changer, doing away with the need for plastic bins. These baskets feature a customizable interior, allowing you to effortlessly reconfigure them as your supply needs evolve and grow. Its innovation and durability combined for unmatched reliability.

One standout feature of SmartCell that we truly appreciate is its innovative design, which welds the fine mesh to the outside of the basket frame. This small but significant detail sets it apart from other brands where the mesh is welded to the inside of the frame. By doing so, SmartCell effectively moves wire ends and any potentially sharp edges away from products and hands, greatly reducing the risk of torn packages and staff injuries.

Wanzl carts streamline material handling tasks, making transportation of heavy bulk materials more efficient than ever. With secure mobility carts, you can rest assured that items like medications remain safe and secure throughout transit. These carts are equipped with a 3-point latch and lock hasp, providing an extra layer of safety and peace of mind. Plus, Wanzl’s multi-pick carts, complete with optional flip-down dollies, are perfect for restocking supply areas from floor to floor, ensuring seamless operations and maximizing productivity. It’s all about making your material handling tasks easier, safer, and more efficient.

And let’s not forget about Wanzl’s bulk storage shelving, which is perfect for central supply areas and distribution areas. These units stand at 78 inches in height, making them ideal for common rooms with standard 8-foot ceiling heights. With each shelf capable of holding up to 900 lbs, you can trust that your supplies are securely stored. Plus, the shelves can be positioned flat or angled for gravity feed, adding to their versatility. What’s even better is that no tools are required for installation, and with starters and adders available, you have the flexibility to reconfigure the shelving as your storage requirements evolve.

Price Point

Wanzl carts and shelving units offer competitive pricing compared to other brands on the market in Canada and the USA, without compromising on quality. This is a crucial factor to keep in mind when finalizing your medical storage solutions budget.


Whether you’re certain about your needs or still have questions, we’re here to assist you in selecting the right solution. We’ve successfully implemented Wanzl products in large healthcare facilities across Western Canada, including VGH, BC Cancer, and Royal Columbian. So, rest assured, you’re in good hands with our expertise and Wanzl’s reliable solutions.

Contact Forsyth Healthcare today for a friendly, helpful, and noncommittal conversation about Wanzl cart and shelving systems.

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