GLOBAL AUTONOMOUS FLOOR SCRUBBER MARKET INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
The global autonomous floor scrubber market size was valued at USD 734 million and is expected to reach USD 1,476.26 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 12.35% during the forecast period.
The global autonomous floor scrubber market suffered a downfall during the COVID-19 crisis as most economic activities were halted in 2020. But the pandemic has prompted the need for constant sanitization, industrial cleaning, and disinfecting to ensure a safe and hygienic environment. Manual cleaning poses several risks to the cleaning staff. Thus, autonomous floor scrubbers, self-driving cleaning robots, also called robotic floor scrubbers, are increasingly gaining momentum in the global market.
- Sustainability, green cleaning, and technological innovation are the key trends that will promote the market's growth.
- The requirement of high capital to enter the market is likely to restrict players from entering the industrial floor scrubber market.
- The manufacturing and warehouse & logistics segment are expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period due to the rise in automation and growing usage of technically advanced products in the industries.
- The Latin American region will witness high growth due to rapid industrialization, significant travel and tourism activities, and increasing awareness of health and hygiene.
- For smaller companies in the commercial floor scrubber industry, partnership with other vendors in high-demand regions is beneficial.
GLOBAL AUTONOMOUS FLOOR SCRUBBER MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
The growing trend towards automation, rising dependence on technology to enhance productivity, and development in artificial intelligence, sensors, and others provide significant growth opportunities. High labor costs in developed countries and high demand for effectiveness and efficiency in maintaining cleanliness contribute to market growth.
AUTONOMOUS FLOOR SCRUBBER MARKET SEGMENTATION
This research report includes a detailed segmentation by
- Run Time
- Scrubber Head Type
- Sales Channel
INSIGHTS BY RUN TIME
Runtime is one of the most important factors that end-user industries consider while purchasing autonomous floor scrubbers. In 2020, an autonomous floor scrubber with a run time of up to 4 hours held the highest share of 64.24% because of its usage in various end-user industries, including warehouses, shopping malls, healthcare, and others.
INSIGHTS BY SCRUBBER HEAD TYPE
Disc head type holds the highest autonomous floor scrubber market share. This type helps end-users save labor costs and time for dumping and refilling recovery and solution tanks. It also helps save water and chemicals. Cylindrical head type brushes use more water than disc head type brushes, which is likely to hamper the growth during the forecast period.
INSIGHTS BY END-USER
Retail & shopping centers dominated the autonomous floor scrubber market in 2020 because of high footfall and continuous movement of many customers in these facilities. Also, the expansion of such stores will propel growth. The usage of autonomous floor scrubbers in airports will likely grow owing to the increasing number of people who prefer air travel and many new airport construction projects.
INSIGHTS BY SALES CHANNEL
Direct mode of sales dominates the market with a share of 63.32%, as this allows consumers to buy goods directly from vendors that will enable them to sell their products at a lower price and gain a competitive edge. It also helps eliminate the long-term cost of transporting the product to the customer. For instance, in 2020, Nilfisk invested in building new distribution centers in Belgium and Sweden to boost the direct sales of the product.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
The US holds the highest share of 58.94% in the global autonomous floor scrubber industry due to its usage across many airports, retail outlets, shopping malls, etc. The growth also depends on the country's economic growth, where the US currently holds the second-highest position in the world. In Europe, the high share is attributed to the higher adoption of robotic cleaning equipment across several industries and the high labor cost. In APAC, market growth is driven by China, Australia, and Japan.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
Diversey, Hako Group, Karcher, Nilfisk, and Tennant are the key players in the industry. The level of research & development investment by vendors will remain high in the forecast period. Nilfisk, Tennant, Kärcher, and Hako dominate the market due to their vast infrastructure and R&D facilities. The vendors offer various products such as commercial scrubbers and sweepers, industrial vacuum cleaners, floor cleaners, scrubber dryers, and other combination machines. Vendors in the industry are also expanding their presence through partnerships, investments, and mergers & acquisitions. Many vendors are focusing on innovation in production technologies to provide efficient products in the market.
THE GLOBAL AUTONOMOUS FLOOR SCRUBBER MARKET RESEARCH REPORT INCLUDES AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE INDUSTRY ANALYSIS WITH MARKET DYNAMICS, SWOT ANALYSIS, COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE, DRIVERS, AND RESTRAINTS FOR THE FOLLOWING SEGMENTS:
Segmentation By Run Time
- Up to 4 hours
- More than 4 hours
Segmentation By Scrubber Head Type
Segmentation By End User
- Retail & Shopping Center
- Warehouse & Logistics
Segmentation By Sales Channel
Segmentation by Geography
- North America
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of the Middle East & Africa
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America