Commercial Scrubbers and Sweepers Market - Global Outlook & Forecast 2023-2028
The global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.90% from 2022-2028.
MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
Growing Demand for Green Cleaning Technologies
One of the most significant and emerging trends in industrial cleaning equipment is to provide products and services that are environmentally sustainable. Green cleaning mainly refers to using products and services that have a lesser impact on human health and the environment than other products and services that can harm human health and the environment. This demand has also caused the manufacturers of green cleaning equipment to invest in R&D to develop environmentally friendly and long-lasting products. Hence, such reasons are expected to drive the commercial scrubbers and sweepers market growth during the forecast period.
Availability of Robotic Cleaning Equipment
Rapid technological advancements in recent years have led to the emergence of new technologies in the cleaning process. One such ground-breaking innovation regarding professional cleaning equipment in the commercial scrubbers and sweepers market is the introduction of autonomous or robotic cleaning technology. Automation is being increasingly adopted in all sectors of life. Adopting automation and robotic technologies can significantly change the overall cleaning industry. Labor cost accounts for approximately 95% of the cleaning cost, and the use of robotics can greatly reduce the cost of cleaning.
Growing Demand for Cleanliness in the Hospitality Industry
Hospitality is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. The growth in travel & tourism has mainly driven the hospitality industry globally. The global travel & tourism market witnessed a growth of 3.90% in 2018 compared to the global economic growth of 4.90% in 2020, making travel & tourism one of the fastest-growing markets in 2020 after manufacturing.
Stringent Regulations to Maintain Cleanliness and Employee Safety
Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in public, commercial, and industrial places such as schools, offices, airports, stations, and food & beverage production sites is critical to society. Across all industrial sectors, stringent controls and regulations are being applied to ensure the safety of the workers and the environment. Further, product safety is an absolute priority around the world. Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene anywhere from home involves using professional cleaning equipment and services provided by professional cleaning agencies. These small and big companies offer maintenance products and services that help ensure hygienic hospital facilities, food & beverage production, a healthy public transportation environment, hygienic hotels, clean schools and colleges, and clean offices.
INSIGHTS BY SCRUBBERS
The walk-behind scrubbers accounted for the larger global commercial scrubber market share. Commercial walk-behind scrubbers are essential equipment for any facility ranging from medium to large industries and businesses. It can remove hard stains such as oil, grease, and dirt from the floor. The walk-behind scrubbers can efficiently clean the facility and reduce the operator’s input required for cleaning. Commercial walk-behind scrubbers are used in various commercial and industrial environments, such as healthcare, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. It is also used in commercial places such as offices, workshops, restaurants, and hotels.
Segmentation by Scrubbers
INSIGHTS BY SWEEPERS
Commercial sweepers provide more effective cleaning in such conditions and reduce cleaning time. The rotating brush attached to the sweeper can collect the dust and debris inside the machine and be emptied or removed afterward. Commercial sweepers are ergonomic, ensuring the safety of operators and workers. The global commercial ride-on sweeper market is projected to grow fastest in the sweepers segment. Commercial ride-on sweepers are used in areas such as parking spaces and outdoor public facilities where dust, debris, and litter are accumulated. They are also used in facilities and industries where many wood dust, gravel, sand, and other dust particles need to be cleaned.
Segmentation by Sweepers
INSIGHTS BY OTHERS
The other forms of scrubbers & sweepers are mainly combination machines and single-disc scrubbers. The global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market for single-disc machines is expected to grow at a faster CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. Single-disc scrubbers are widely used in spot cleaning both commercial and residential spaces. Combination machines are heavy-duty machines primarily used to clean industrial facilities or large commercial spaces such as airports and warehouses. Such machines generally cost more than general scrubbers & sweepers. These machines are available in both gas and battery power variants. Nilfisk introduced hybrid power-sourced combination machines with gas engines and battery power.
Segmentation by Others
- Combination Machines
- Single Disc
INSIGHTS BY POWER SOURCE
The battery-powered power source dominated the global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market. The battery-powered scrubbers & sweepers allow greater maneuverability and require less maintenance. With innovations in battery technology, the demand for battery-powered scrubbers & sweepers is expected to grow. Furthermore, electric scrubbers & sweepers are ideal for small cleaning aisles and confined spaces and are widely used in the hospitality industry. An electric corded scrubber ranges between USD 3,000 and USD 5,000, much lower than battery-powered machines. Various other machines operate on manual power or gasoline engines. Some sweepers need to be operated manually, while other ride-on or walk-behind sweepers are available with propane, gasoline, and diesel-powered engines.
Segmentation by Power Source
- Battery Operated
INSIGHTS BY TECHNOLOGY
Water-based scrubbers and sweepers are used across various sectors, such as residential and industrial. Water-based sweepers and scrubbers cleaning equipment use chemicals and water to ensure an effective cleaning process. Water-based technology dominated the global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market in 2022.
Segmentation by Technology
INSIGHTS BY END-USER
Contract cleaning forms the largest end-user segment in the global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market. The use of high-performance commercial and industrial cleaning equipment can eliminate the threat and risk of contamination to a large extent. This growing trend of outsourcing cleaning and maintenance of commercial spaces drives the market's 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 manufacturing sector also accounts for a substantial share of the global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market. The use of proper commercial cleaning equipment can enable the manufacturing facility to reduce the pollution of the environment. The other major sectors where scrubbers & sweepers are widely used include retail & hospitality, transportation & travel, and warehouse & distribution centers.
Segmentation by End-Users
- Contract Cleaning
- Food & Beverage
- Retail & Hospitality
- Transportation & Travel
- Warehouse & Distribution
- Chemicals & Pharmaceutical
North America accounted for the largest global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market share, accounting for over 31% in 2022. Strong economic growth, the establishment of new businesses, company expansions, and increased construction activities are mainly driving the demand for cleaning services in the region. In-house cleaning facilities and professional contract cleaning mainly drive the demand for professional equipment. In the U.S., revenue from professional cleaning services grew by 3% in the last five years. The rising corporate profits have increased expenditure on cleaning services, thereby driving the sales of commercial cleaning equipment.
Segmentation by Geography
- North America
- South Korea
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Latin America
The global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market is highly competitive, with many vendors. The rapid technological improvements adversely impact the market vendors as consumers expect continuous innovations and product upgrades. The present scenario drives vendors to alter and refine their unique value propositions to achieve a strong market presence. Major players dominating the global commercial scrubbers and sweepers market include Nilfisk, Tennant, Kärcher, Hako, and Factory Cat. Nilfisk and Tennant mainly produce high-end professional cleaning products, while Kärcher produces both high-end and mid-market products.
Key Company Profiles
- Hako Group
- Factory Cat
Other Prominent Vendors
- Bucher Industries
- Industrial Cleaning Equipment (ICE)
- NSS Enterprises
- Bortek Industries
- Hefei Gaomei Cleaning Equipment
- Guangzhou Baiyun Cleaning Tools
- Pacific Floorcare
- Boss Cleaning Equipment
- HEFTER Cleantech
- Chaobao Cleaning Products
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