The global automatic soap dispenser market size to cross USD 778 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of over 13% during the forecast period. The global automatic soap dispenser products have witnessed a significant rise in demand over the last few years. Sensor-operated and touchless dispensers contribute to a higher level of handwashing hygiene. This can majorly be attributed to the growing trend of smart restroom technology. The market is highly dependent on the demand for hygiene and sanitation solutions from several end-users, including hospitality, healthcare, commercial, residential, and government. Increasing innovations in the touchless industry, coupled with the growing number of hospitals or hotels, are expected to propel the demand for automated cleaning products.
Currently, the world is fighting one of the most infectious viruses - COVID-19. This has impacted not only the life and health of the people but has also brought the global economy to a standstill. The major regions, such as the US, Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Germany, Canada, and China, are the most affected. Disruptions in the value chain processes of several business segments are expected to increase, thereby affecting the automatic soap dispenser market share. The impact, however, will be exceptionally low. The market will not be affected much owing to the outbreak, and the demand lost during Q1–Q2 2020, will be mitigated by the surge in demand in the second half of 2020.
- Asia Pacific region is expected to witness strong demand for automatic soap dispensers during the forecast period due to the rapid expansion of the real estate industry.
- The passive infrared dispenser segment is likely to observe an incremental growth of over $1.5 billion by 2025.
- The hospitality segment is expected to reach a revenue of over $250 million by 2025 on account of the implementation of sensor-activated technological solutions.
- In terms of unit shipment, the countertop dispenser segment is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during the period 2019–2025.
AUTOMATIC SOAP DISPENSER MARKET SEGMENTATION
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INSIGHTS BY MOUNTS
The global wall-mounted soap dispenser market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 13% during the period 2019–2025. Wall-mounted soap dispensers act as hygienic solutions for hand-washing stations at toilets or doorways in shopping malls and hospitals. These products offer the ability to be mounted on the wall, thereby providing the utmost accessibility and convenience to users.
Countertop automatic soap dispensers are gaining traction in the market, particularly in the luxury segment. In 2019, the countertop segment accounted for a share of 44%. These products offer an aesthetic appearance to the washroom with their elegant, minimalist aesthetic, and striking designs. With the adoption of the latest technology, countertop sensor-based dispensers are anticipated to witness a surge.
INSIGHTS BY REFILL
Liquid soap dispensers are gaining demand from commercial bathrooms owing to the convenience these products offer. In comparison to foam and spray-based products, liquid soap dispensers offer higher compatibility with a range of different soaps. The global automatic liquid soap dispenser market witnessed shipments of 6.97 million units in 2019 and is expected to cross 13 million units by 2025. Foam soap dispensers are witnessing growth in the market. Foaming dispensers are considerably affordable, hygienic, efficient, and score high on sustainability. Foam-based products are beneficial for the environment. Spray-based soap dispensers are profoundly used in hotels, restaurants, or bars. With the ability to be used for hand washes up to 2,000 times using a single refill cartridge, this product is increasingly minimizing the need for refill effort. Antimicrobial push bars appear seamlessly incorporated into the design for a cleaner presentation, thereby providing ease in pressing as well as releasing soap. Spray-based soap dispensers contribute significantly to the cleanliness of handwashing stations, thus preventing the chances of cross-contamination.
INSIGHTS BY SENSOR
The rapid automated solutions adoption and the progression of Industry 4.0 imply the increasing demand for motion and presence detection for enhanced safety and control. Radar sensors are gaining significant traction owing to accelerating diversification and commercialization. Radar sensors are widely used in touchless technology, which is incorporated in smart bathrooms. Touchless products such as automatic soap dispensers are improvising the usage of these sensors in their product segments, thereby increasing traction in the market.
With the incorporation of passive sensors, it becomes easy for users to maintain hygiene in any commercial space, corporate space, hotels, residential buildings, or healthcare facilities. In terms of revenue, the passive infrared sensor segment dominated the market with a share of 71% in 2019. The increasing trend of IoT, coupled with the growing number of connected devices, is expected to propel the growth of the infrared sensor market. With several advantages such as high reliability and low prices, these products are increasingly preferred in restrooms and kitchens.
INSIGHTS BY END-USER
Smart bathrooms and kitchens are gaining significant traction among households. Residents nowadays are focusing on maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, which is likely to increase the demand for automatic soap dispensers. The growing need for convenient, sanitary hygiene products among consumers is expected to propel the demand during the forecast period.
Smart sensor technology offers automated solutions in several end-user segments with an enhanced and convenient consumer experience. The trend for smart bathrooms at public places to maintain hygiene is gaining significant traction in the market. The growing adoption of sensor-activated products such as automatic faucets, automatic paper towel dispensers, and automatic soap dispensers is profoundly used in public places such as shopping malls, high-end office buildings, and multiplexes. In 2019, the commercial segment accounted for a market share of 24% in terms of revenue.
Healthcare centers, nursing homes, and hospitals are a breeding ground of bacteria and germs, thereby making cleanliness essential. Growing investments, coupled with the rise in infectious diseases, are set to drive the market for automatic soap dispensers. Hence, leading vendors are offering solutions, which help to improve workplace safety and productivity. Further, vendors are properly positioned to derive growth benefits in the healthcare industry. Touchless cleaning solutions play a vital role in combatting the spread of infectious diseases.
The hospitality sector accounted for approximately 10% of the GDP across the globe in 2019. Emerging trends in innovation, luxury, sustainability, and technology are expected to favorably impact the future of the hospitality industry. The hospitality businesses emphasize the efforts for maintaining a high quality of guest services. This includes the improvisation of efficient and effective ways of maintaining hygiene and sanitation facilities, particularly in restroom areas. The global hospitality automatic soap dispenser market is expected to reach USD 260 million by 2025.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
In terms of retail sales, the North American region is one of the largest markets in the automatic soap dispenser industry. The growing concern to prevent infections in several healthcare facilities, due to increasing healthcare-acquired diseases is driving the market. Modern healthcare facilities in North America are engaged in employing several types of invasive procedures and devices for treating the patients and doctors for supporting cleanliness and hygiene at such places. With the expansion of the real estate sector, the improvement in hygiene facilities. Currently, there is a collective effort among urban planners, government agencies, regulatory bodies, and public-private partnerships to develop stringent measures to maintain hygiene standards. Increasing international travel, along with companies leaning on increasing the number of business trips and travel demand, is expected to contribute favorably to the rise in travel industry growth.
Europe accounted for a 29% market share in terms of revenue in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period. The expansion of the real estate industries and the increasing prevalence of healthcare-associated infections in the region are the factors contributing to the rising demand for automatic soap dispensers. Automatic soap dispenser products offer healthcare workers and patients well-maintained hygiene processes and protection from HAIs in healthcare facilities. The sensor products are gaining wide adoption in public washrooms and kitchen areas in the region.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
Currently, the global automatic soap dispenser market share is highly concentrated, with several local and global players in the market. The competition is intense. The rapidly changing technological scenario can adversely affect vendors as customers expect continual innovations and upgrades. Soap dispenser manufacturers emphasize identifying market opportunities, thereby setting up certain goals to achieve productivity and efficient usage of capital resources. The present scenario is driving vendors to alter and refine their unique value proposition to achieve a strong market presence. One of the key strategies implemented by vendors is the introduction of differentiated products and solutions for application segments. Hence, companies strive to offer differentiated channels for distribution and a better product mix, thereby catering to the changing needs and requirements of the target customers.
The global soap dispenser market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
Segmentation by Mounts
- Passive Infrared
- Corporate Spaces
- Government & Defense
- North America
- Nordic Countries
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia