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This research report on the global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market covers sizing and forecast, share, industry trends, growth drivers, and vendor analysis. The study includes insights by Products (scrubbers, sweepers, and others), End-user (contract cleaners, food & beverage, manufacturing, retail and hospitality, transportation & travel, warehouses & distribution, healthcare, education, government, chemical and pharmaceutical, and others), Power Sources (battery, electrical, and others), and Geography (APAC, Europe, Middle East & Africa, North America, and Latin America)
One of the most significant emerging trends in the industrial cleaning industry, especially commercial scrubbers and sweepers products, is the introduction of environmentally-sustainable cleaning products and services. The market is witnessing the implementation of “green cleaning,” which mainly refers to the usage of products and services that have a low impact on human health and the environment. Hence, the introduction of green cleaning technology is likely to influence cleaning equipment manufacturing as it reduces the usage of water and chemicals and lowers emissions and air pollution. Hence, the rise of sustainable cleaning services is expected to contribute to the growth of the commercial scrubbers and sweepers market.
Another critical factor is the adoption of smart technology across commercial verticals. Commercial scrubbers and sweepers are primarily used in industries such as manufacturing, automotive, food and beverages, pharmaceutical, chemical, metalworking, mining, textiles, plastics, and aerospace. They can help to maintain the overall cleanliness and hygiene of public spaces. In public places, where regular cleaning and maintenance are necessary, commercial and industrial sweepers and scrubbers can provide an efficient method of cleaning. Hence, the growth in the commercial construction sector and the rise in urbanization are some of the primary factors contributing to market growth.
- Green cleaning technology is one of the key trends promoting the growth of scrubbers and sweepers.
- Nilfisk, Tennant, Alfred Karcher, and Hako are expected to dominate the market due to vast infrastructure and R&D facilities.
- The demand for autonomous floor cleaning equipment is likely to grow significantly among warehouse and distribution facilities.
- Australia, Canada, Japan, and the US are expected to emerge major industrial cleaning services markets as these countries are highly developed industrial economies.
- The rise in non-fatal workplace injuries is a major factor driving industrial manufacturers to automate cleaning services, thereby propelling the demand for commercial scrubbers and sweepers.
- Food & beverage, manufacturing, retail, and hospitality sectors are the key end-user segments in the market.
- Manufacturing, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries constitute the most potential markets for commercial scrubbers and sweepers.
The global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during the period 2019–2025.
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Commercial Scrubbers and Sweepers Market: Segmentation
This research report includes a detailed segmentation by products, end-user, power sources, and geography.
Insights by Products
Commercial floor sweepers and scrubbers are the most hygienic, superior, and multipurpose cleaning equipment available in the market. The scrubber segment is observing a high demand as scrubs remove dust, germs, oil, and grease from hard floors and offer highly efficient cleaning services. Europe is likely to generate the highest revenue in the commercial scrubber market during the forecast period. Commercial scrubbers are further categorized into walk-behind, ride-on, and stand-on scrubbers. While the walk-behind segment is expected to maintain its dominance, the ride-behind segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The rise of eco-friendly or green cleaning technology to reduce the risk of environmental pollution is driving growth. Smart cleaning technologies such as robotics and autonomous scrubbers are also trending in Europe.
The application of sweepers to clean large areas such as warehouses and distribution facilities is a major factor contributing to the growth of the sweeper segment. These machines provide effective cleaning options and reduce the time required to clean, thereby driving the demand. Commercial sweepers can collect a large amount of dust and debris, such as wood chips, litters, cigarette butts, and concrete. They can also collect liquid spills such as oil, grease, varnish, and glue. These machines can be used for both indoor and outdoor facilities and are also capable of cleaning several types of floors such as tiles, stone, rubber, and linoleum. Hence, the ability of sweepers to clean varied surfaces is a key driver for the growth.
Insights by Power Sources
Battery-powered scrubbers and sweepers account for the majority of the shares as they allow high maneuverability and require low maintenance. Another major factor propelling the demand for these cleaning machines is ease and convenience. Increased innovations in battery technology are likely to drive the demand for machines during the forecast period. Moreover, the growing need to reduce polluting emissions is driving scrubber manufacturers to opt for battery-powered equipment. Hence, manufacturers are adopting lithium-ion batteries owing to their high productivity, long runtime, zero maintenance, and less charging time. The demand for battery-powered equipment in North America is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period.
Electrical corded or plug-in power supply motors are used in small commercial cleaning equipment. They are ideal for cleaning small aisles and confined spaces. These machines are widely used in the hospitality industry. However, a key factor boosting the growth of these machines is cost-effectiveness and low maintenance. The price of an electrical corded scrubber ranges between $3,000 and $5,000, which is much lower than engine-powered or battery-powered models.
Insights by End-users
Contract cleaners constitute the largest segment for commercial scrubbers and sweepers. The use of high-performance commercial and industrial cleaning equipment eliminates the threat and risk of contamination to a large extent. The growing trend of outsourcing the cleaning and maintenance of public spaces is driving growth.
The use of proper commercial cleaning equipment can enable manufacturing facilities to reduce environmental pollution. Manufacturing facilities and equipment are large, heavy, and often produce a lot of dust, debris, and waste materials that require regular cleaning. The increasing use of standards and controls in production processes to maintain a pollution-free environment has become mandatory, which is likely to increase the adoption of cleaning equipment, including scrubbers and sweepers.
The maintenance of hygiene and the reduction of cross-contamination and bacterial build-up are extremely important in the food and beverage (F&B) industry. Hence, the use of industrial cleaning equipment in the F&B industry is critical. These high-performance machineries can maintain a hygienic environment where the food can be prepared, processed, packed, bottled, stored, and transported. This equipment can consistently clean to keep them free from dust and dirt. The cleaning equipment also uses fewer amounts of water and chemicals, thereby ensuring a healthy environment for processing or storing food.
The retail sector is highly competitive; hence, maintaining a clean store environment can provide market players with a competitive edge. The Clean and satisfying shopping experience will create a positive impression for customers and drive repeat business. Commercial scrubbers and sweepers will efficiently clean high-traffic areas, thereby reducing the labor cost. This professional equipment can provide efficient and effective cleaning in less time.
The maintenance of a clean environment at airports, railway stations, bus depots, subways, and other areas with high traffic transportation facilities is important to maintain a safe and hygienic environment for passengers and workers. Different varieties of waste materials can be generated in the transportation facilities ranging from dust, debris, oil, grease, and others. Both indoor and outdoor cleaning is extremely important for maintaining the overall cleanliness and enhancing the image of a facility. Hence, the application of commercial scrubbers and sweepers is growing with the rise in public infrastructure.
Insights by Geography
Stringent regulations to reduce cross-contamination and employee injury are driving the demand for professional cleaning equipment in North America. The growth in corporate profits has resulted in the increasing expenditure on cleaning services, thereby driving the sale of commercial cleaning equipment. In Canada, the growth in demand for commercial floor scrubbers and sweepers is mainly increased due to the rapid growth in construction activities and the expansion of businesses. Contract cleaners form the key potential end-users in the region. The growing demand for cleaning services in the region would further drive growth.
The growth in the European market is mainly supported by increased business investments, new office construction and other public spaces, government spending on infrastructure and transportation, and growth in hospitality supported by the rise in travel and tourism in the region. In Europe, commercial scrubbers are expected to grow during the forecast period. Food and beverage, manufacturing, retail, and hospitality are the most potential sectors for scrubbers and sweepers in the region.
The APAC commercial scrubbers and sweepers market is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period, surpassing North America and Europe. In APAC, the growth is mainly driven by India, China, and Japan. The demand for professional floor cleaning accessories is supported by strong economic growth, increased construction activities, and high disposable income among the population. Moreover, stringent regulations related to the manufacturing sector and increasing hygiene awareness is driving the market.
The commercial sweepers and scrubbers market in the Middle East and Africa is expected to witness high growth during the forecast period. The growth in the region is mainly supported by the rising demand for cleaning equipment in GCC countries and South Africa. The increasing construction activities in the GCC countries and proactive government policies are resulting in higher demand for cleaning equipment in the region.
Although Latin America accounts for a small market share, it is expected to be one of the fastest-growing regions during the forecast period. The largest demand for commercial floor scrubbers and sweepers is in Brazil and Mexico, the largest economies in the region. The growth in the tourism and hospitality industries and infrastructural development are driving the demand for commercial cleaning equipment in the region.
Key Profiled Countries
- South Korea
- South Africa
Insights by Vendors
The global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market is highly competitive with the presence of a large number of vendors. Rapid technological improvements are adversely impacting the vendors as consumers are expecting continuous innovations and upgrades of products. The present scenario is driving vendors to alter and refine their unique value proposition to achieve a strong market presence. Nilfisk, Tennant, Alfred Karcher, Hako, and Factory Cat. Nilfisk and Tennant are high-end professional cleaning product manufacturers. Companies with better technical and financial resources can develop innovative products that could pose a threat to competitor products, making them non-competitive and even obsolete before they can recover R&D and commercialization costs. Therefore, vendors have to develop new technology and need to remain abreast with upcoming innovations to have a competitive advantage over other vendors.
- Alfred Karcher
- Hako Group
- Factory Cat
Other Prominent Vendors – Powr-Flite, Numatic International Ltd., Amano Corporation, Taski, Bucher Industries, IPC Solutions, Cleanfix, Industrial Cleaning Equipment Ltd., NSS Enterprises, Wetrok, Bortek Industries Inc., Comac SPA, Tornado Industries Inc., Fimap SPA, Hefei Gaomei Cleaning Equipment, Cimel, Gadlee, Guangdong Baiyun Cleaning Group, Pacific Floorcare, Eureka, Boss Cleaning Equipment, Hefter Cleantech, and Guangzhou Chaobao Cleaning Products.
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Key Market Insights
The analysis of the global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market provides sizing and growth opportunities for the forecast period 2020–2025.
- Offers market sizing and growth prospects of the commercial scrubbers and sweepers market for the forecast period 2020–2025.
- Provides comprehensive insights on the latest industry trends, forecast, and growth drivers in the market.
- Includes a detailed analysis of growth drivers, challenges, and investment opportunities.
- Delivers a complete overview of segments and the regional outlook of the market.
- Offers an exhaustive summary of the vendor landscape, competitive analysis, and key market strategies to gain competitive advantage.
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