The exclusive COVID-19 impact analysis report by Axiom MRC provides a 360 degree analysis of micro and macro-economic factors on the global scrubber dryer market. In addition, complete analysis of changes on the global scrubber dryer market expenditure, economic and international policies on supply and demand side. The report also studies the impact of pandemic on global economies, international trade, business investments, GDP and marketing strategies of key players present in the market. The rapid spread of the COVID-19 around the world has brought hygiene practices into sharp focus. On a personal level, all people are attentive about regularly sanitizing and washing their hands. Meanwhile, in grocery stores, hospitals, and other facilities that deliver essential services, teams of cleaners are working overtime to disinfect and clean surfaces. Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, floor cleaning was essential for infection control. Floors are not as high-touch as many other surfaces (light switches, door handles, etc.), but contaminants on the floor can transfer to these other surfaces very easily. Individuals can kick contaminants into the air with their shoes, germs can travel on carts and other equipment, and whatever picked up off the floor can bring contaminants with it. Thus, the fastest, safest, and most effective way to clean hard floors in institutional, commercial, and industrial facilities is with a scrubber dryer. Thus, the demand for scrubber dryers is likely to increase post-COVID-19 era.
Rapidly growing focus on infrastructure development from government and private sector is major driver behind the growth of the scrubber dryers market across the globe. Over the years, floor cleaning equipment has become one of the most important tools in commercial buildings. Need for hygiene and appearance has led to a significant rise in adoption rates of floor cleaning equipment across both residential and commercial spaces. Moreover, in the commercial buildings sector, growing emphasis on smart facilities and increased awareness among consumers to maintain clean surroundings will result in improved demand for the product.
Rising prevalence of infectious diseases and shortage of labor for floor cleaning work offer lucrative opportunity for scrubber dryer market. Scrubber dryer market is projected to witness considerable rise in demand in the years to come. The facility management (FM) industry is observing technological advancements in the construction and infrastructure sector, which has increased the demand for advanced floor cleaning machines. Demand for floor cleaning machines among manufacturing companies is constantly increasing due to stringent regulations on pollution levels and environmental conservation. Governments across various countries are constantly looking forward to improve floor quality and hygiene, which is pushing various industrialists to implement advanced technologies.
Higher cost and easy availability of alternatives may hamper demand for scrubber dryer to some extent. Scrubber dryer is expensive machine and there are many alternatives present in the market. For instance, a scrubber dryer could cost more than $1,000. It can clean up tough stains, but it will do so only if the cloth pads are replaced often. This would mean spending $30 or so every month on pads. This is one of the main reasons it's hard for scrubber dryer to reach and become widely adopted across household and other commercial establishments like restaurants, hotels, etc. Another important reason could be that it uses electricity or running water – both often scarce – whereas a mop and bucket provide effective cleaning without consuming too much water or energy.
Utilization of traditional cleaning equipment can be a major challenge to the scrubber dryer market. The widespread utilization of traditional or conventional floor cleaning equipment in household application is also likely to hamper the growth of the market. Machines such as sweepers, brooms, vacuum pumps, etc., has affected demand for scrubber dryers, globally. The primary factor that attributes towards more utilization of conventional cleaning methods is the high cost as well as high maintenance cost of these dryers. Furthermore, a significant increase in the prices and taxes of scrubber dryers has impacted demand for the product. Automation and high maintenance cost of these machines make it difficult for many users to afford them.
The report provides in-depth analysis of global scrubber dryer market, market size, and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the forecast period of 2022-2028, considering 2021 as the base year. Increasing use of scrubber dryers owing to its ability to clean large area more efficiently and instantly with better safety is attributed to the market growth.
The global scrubber dryer market comprises of different market segment like type, power source, end use, sales channel and geography.
By Type, the global scrubber dryer market is segmented into walk-behind scrubber dryers, stand-on/step-on scrubber dryers and ride-on scrubber dryers. Walk-behind scrubber dryers segment dominated the market in 2021 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Walk-behind scrubber dryers are perfect for efficient cleaning on medium-sized areas, such as in retail, swimming pools, halls, as well as corridors and aisles and on floors of many facilities. Mounting development of residential high-rise buildings with swimming pools is among the key trends stimulating the market growth during the forecast period.
Based on power source, battery operated scrubber dryers segment is expected to witness rapid growth during the forecast period. Increasing use of the battery-operated scrubber dryers in industries such as car wash, shipyards & docks, private-clubs, shopping mall, and resorts is attributed to the market growth. . In addition, it is very easy to use and causes no pollution.
Commercial use end use segment accounted for the largest market share in 2021. The commercial scrubber dryer market is expected to witness a significant growth over the forecast timeline owing to increasing investments by retail outlets, supermarkets, shopping malls and other business setups to enhance the hygiene standards indoors. In addition, in recent years, the adoption of outdoor robots at construction sites has increased rapidly, supporting the growth of the segment.
Specialty stores sales channel accounted for the largest market share in 2021. Consumer prefer to go into a specialty store and pick up their scrubber dryer instead of another channel as they like to check out its price and how it looks like. The reason for the increase in popularity of specialty store for scrubber dryers is because they have come into being as a form of individualism rather than just being one of many stores that sell the same thing, unlike biggest box retailers where consumer can find exactly what everyone else has.
The global scrubber dryer market is studied for the following region North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the world (RoW). North America is likely to witness rising demand for scrubber dryer market. The major factor propelling the market growth are expanding market growth in countries like United States, Canada and Mexico. Continued advances in product design and performance by companies that value innovation and superior customer service are projected to drive the growth of North America market. The regional market is expected to see more growth in the US as people want to improve their home life and commercial establishment by cleaning better and not spending as much time doing it. Apart from this, the country is the largest consumer of scrubber drying machine since it has a large number of commercial establishments such as hotels, restaurants, etc. which require routine maintenance on a daily basis.
Many companies are investing in small startups to expand their brand portfolio and come up with innovative cleaning ideas. The development of new sizes and variants, as well as sensor technology innovation, is critical in market players communicating with customers, promoting their offerings, and building brand loyalty. To increase market penetration in lucrative markets, the major market players use a combination of organic and inorganic strategies. Product launches, collaborations, partnerships with prominent scrubber dryer manufacturers and suppliers, acquisitions, and the strengthening of regional and global distribution networks are all part of these strategies.
The key competitors of this market include Tennant, Nilfisk, Karcher, Hako, Taski, Numatic, Comac, AMANO, RPS corporation, Adiatek, Bennett, Cleanwill, Gaomei, NSS, Airuite, and Gadlee among others.
March 2021: Tennant Company announced the launch of its the T16AMR Robotic Floor Scrubber, the largest and newest autonomous floor cleaning machine. This autonomous, industrial-grade floor scrubber is perfect for larger facilities. Introducing a higher tank capacity and wider scrub path, it allows for efficient, consistent cleaning while reducing total cost of ownership. This is the third AMR in company’s lineup and the industry’s first AMR built on an industrial scrubber platform.
April 2019: Tennant Company announced its agreement with Walmart. Under this agreement the company will provide Walmart the capability to enhance the efficiency and productivity of their cleaning program by providing the T7AMR autonomous floor cleaners.
January 2019: Tennant Company announced that it has acquired Gaomei Cleaning Equipment Company. Gaomei is China-based company, and is a well-known leader in the production and development of small- to mid-sized cleaning equipment and solutions for industrial and commercial applications.
Scrubber drying machines are designed and developed to perform two different kinds of cleaning job simultaneously such as scrubbing from a rotary cleaning machine and drying from a vacuum-like suction operation. Scrubber dryer are used to clean and dry dirty floor, allowing people to walk on it immediately. This makes the cleaning capacity of scrubber dryers very suitable for residential as well as commercial, industrial, and public facilities which have heavy human traffic, and where wet floors could cause inconvenience as well as safety issues. Most of the scrubber dryers are made of components such as a vacuum unit, a squeegee and collection tank, clean water tank, and a control panel. This part can be as small as a vacuum cleaner or large enough to drive around on. Likewise, global scrubber dryer market comprises of different market segment like type, power source, end use, sales channel, and geography. The type studied in the global scrubber dryer market are walk-behind scrubber dryers, stand-on/step-on scrubber dryers, ride-on scrubber dryers. The global scrubber dryer market finds its major end use in household use, commercial use, government use, at airports and railway stations, and industrial scrubber dryers. By power source, market is segmented into electrically-operated scrubber dryers, and battery-operated scrubber dryers. Based on sales channel, the market is bifurcated into direct sales, supermarkets and hypermarkets, specialty stores, and online stores. The global scrubber dryer market is studied for the following region North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the world (RoW). North America is likely to witness rising demand for scrubber dryer market.
1) What are the drivers for scrubber dryer market?
The key driving factors of the market are rising prevalence of infectious diseases and shortage of labor for floor cleaning work
2) Which is the leading end use segment for scrubber dryer market?
Scrubber dryers for commercial use has accounted the major market share, and is expected to witness the growth at highest pace during the forecast period.
3) Which region is gaining majority of market share during the forecast period (2021-2028)?
North America is expected to gain major market share during the forecast period (2021-2028).