COMMERCIAL SCRUBBERS AND SWEEPERS INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
The global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market size was valued at USD 4.25 billion and is expected to reach around USD 6.8 billion by 2026, growing at a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 8% during the forecast period. Food and beverage, manufacturing, retail, and hospitality are the key end-user segments in the market, accounting for approximately 40% of the commercial scrubbers and sweepers market share.
Green cleaning technology is one of the key trends promoting the growth of the market. This trend encourages vendors to develop and introduce sustainable cleaning technologies to meet the growing demand from end-user industries. In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) introduced an updated standard for silica dust exposure produced by the marine, concrete, glass, and construction industries. The health and safety association highly recommends the use of commercial scrubbers and sweepers. The implementation of robotic cleaning equipment is encouraging scrubber manufacturers to introduce advanced sweeper scrubbers in the market.
According to Boston Consulting Group, the productivity of a business could increase with robotics which will account for about a 30% increase over the next decade. Presently, over 55,000 BSCs are competing for the global cleaning service market. It is also estimated that, on average, cleaning companies lose up to 55% of their customer base year due to lack of proper service. Robotic cleaning machines can help address these problems by increasing the cleaning speed and consistency of the device. The commercial scrubbers and sweepers market to witness an absolute growth of over 60% during 2021-2026.
- The renting of commercial scrubbers and sweepers is also witnessing consistent growth, with 40% of the cleaning companies opting for rental machinery rather than purchase.
- The rapid technological advancements and the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) are expected to bring new opportunities to the market vendors in the coming years.
- Companies such as Nilfisk and Tennant spend 2.9−3.6% of their annual revenue on R&D. The level of R&D investment by the market vendors is expected to remain high in the future years.
- The global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market in warehouse and distribution is expected to generate additional revenue of over USD 224 million during the forecast period.
- The price of an electrical corded scrubber ranges between USD 3,000 and USD 5,000 in the global market.
COMMERCIAL SCRUBBERS AND SWEEPERS MARKET GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
- Several vendors are exploring ways of using IoT to streamline the manufacturing processes and supply chain management (SCM) and to deliver a more personalized customer experience.
- Industrial cleaning and janitorial services mainly concentrate in developed industrial economies such as Australia, Canada, Japan, the US, and countries in Western Europe.
- Approximately 80% to 90% of all engine-powered cleaning equipment is propane-fueled, making it the most popular fuel source for engine-powered scrubbers and sweepers.
- Food and beverage, manufacturing, retail, and hospitality are the key end-user segments in the market, accounting for approximately 40% of the commercial scrubbers and sweepers market share.
COMMERCIAL SCRUBBERS AND SWEEPERS MARKET SEGMENTATION
This research report includes a detailed segmentation by
INSIGHTS BY PRODUCTS
The scrubbers segment is projected to reach incremental revenues over USD 1 billion by 2026
Scrubbers accounted for the largest segment comprising over 57% of the market share in 2020. Commercial scrubbers are further segmented into walk-behind, stand-on, and ride-on variants by operation type. Walk-behind commercial scrubbers dominate around 52% of the market share in 2020. The commercial walk-behind scrubber machines are eco-friendly and reduce the use of harmful chemicals. Some of the major brands that manufacture commercial walk-behind scrubbers are Nilfisk, Karcher, Comac, Bissell, Hawk, Sanitaire, and Clarke. Companies such as IPC Eagle and Tomcat manufacture green cleaning devices. Green cleaning ensures a reduced impact on human health and the environment.
Commercial sweepers are the fastest-growing category and are expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period.
INSIGHTS BY POWER
The battery-powered segment accounted for the largest commercial scrubbers and sweepers market share of around 46% in 2020.
With innovations in battery technology, the demand for battery-powered scrubbers and sweepers is expected to grow during the forecast period. The battery-powered segment to witness an incremental growth of over USD 1.1 billion by 2026. The industrial and commercial floor cleaning machine manufacturers adopt lithium-ion batteries due to their higher productivity, longer runtime, zero maintenance, and lesser charging time. The advancements in battery technology increase the runtime and reduce the charging time, driving the growth in the adoption and usage of battery-powered equipment.
The biggest advantage of an electrical corded or plug-in scrubber is the low cost of the machinery. An electrical corded scrubber price ranges between USD 3,000 and USD 5,000, much lower than engine-powered or battery-powered models. It not only allows limitless power supply but eliminates the need for battery replacement.
INSIGHTS BY END-USER
Contact cleaners, food & beverage, and manufacturing are the top 3 incremental revenue generators in the market.
Contract cleaners form the largest segment for commercial scrubbers and sweepers, with approximately 14% of the market share in 2020. Globally, contract cleaners form the most potential segment for commercial scrubbers and sweepers. The rising trend of hiring professional cleaning services to maintain commercial spaces is expected to drive the market's growth. The warehouse and distribution facilities accounted for the fastest-growing segment for commercial scrubbers and sweepers. The rising adoption of autonomous or robotic floor cleaning equipment in the sector primarily drives the market growth.
Global commercial floor cleaning manufacturers such as Nilfisk, and Tennant offer a wide range of floor cleaning equipment to cater to the needs of the contract cleaning industry.
The outsourcing of cleaning tasks among local authorities and businesses has been rising consistently. The US contract cleaning industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 7% during the forecast period.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
Developing regions such as the APAC, Latin America, and MEA to offer growth opportunities to vendors
APAC is one of the fastest-growing regions in the global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market, at a CAGR of over 8% by 2026. Growth and investment opportunities from India, China, and Japan are major driving factors of the APAC market. Contract cleaners, manufacturing sector, retail & hospitality, and warehouse facilities generated the highest revenue in the APAC region, accounting for approximately 50% of the market share in 2020. Japan is considered the leading startup and technology ecosystem. A similar trend is also observed in the commercial cleaning industry. The commercial cleaning equipment market is increasingly shifting towards the adoption of robotics, smart, and IoT technologies.
Nilfisk, Tennant, Alfred Karcher, Hako, and Factory Cat are major vendors in the global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market. Nilfisk and Tennant mainly produce high-end professional cleaning products, while Alfred Karcher produces high-end and mid-market products. Factory Cat focuses on mid-market products and claims to be the fastest-growing company in mid-market professional cleaning products.
Cleaning Technology Group, based in Cincinnati, has introduced commercial sweepers with increased automation technologies and sophisticated filtrations systems to be used for critical cleaning. Cool Clean Technology LLC has introduced CO2 cleaning technology that can eliminate the use of water. Walmart, the largest retailer by revenue, deployed 360 floor-scrubbing robots armed with computer vision and AI technology across hundreds of stores in collaboration with San Diego-based AI company Brain Corporation.
The commercial scrubbers and sweepers market research report include in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
Segmentation by Products
- Combination Machines
- Single Disc
- Contract Cleaning
- Food & Beverage
- Retail & Hospitality
- Transportation & Travel
- Warehouse & Distribution
- Chemical & Pharmaceutical
Segmentation by Geography
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa