The exclusive COVID-19 impact analysis report by Axiom MRC provides a 360-degree analysis of micro and macro-economic factors on the Europe scrubber dryer market. In addition, complete analysis of changes on the Europe scrubber dryer market expenditure, economic and international policies on supply and demand side. The report also studies the impact of pandemic on regional economies, international trade, business investments, GDP and marketing strategies of key players present in the market. Increasing number of hospitals and other healthcare settings is improving the growth of scrubber dryers market. High-throughput technologies are being leveraged by a growing number of hospitals to prevent and control healthcare associated as well as COVID-19 infection spread effectively and rapidly on a wide scale.
Rapid growth in the retail industry across the region is boosting the market growth. For instance, with 2018 revenue of EUR 525 billion (USD 567 Bn), the retail sector is the third largest industry sector in the Germany economy, making up 16% of total GDP. The industry also claims a huge job market, with about three million employees working for 300 thousand different companies. The sector is also anticipated to keep increasing, with a projected growth rate of 2% for 2019. In the UK industry, the retail industry is consisting of more than 300,000 separate businesses. It employs more than 3 million individuals representing more than 8% of all UK jobs, and offers customers with important goods and services, meeting needs and aspirations.
Increasing demand for scrubber dryers from healthcare sector owing to COVID-19 pandemic and increasing hospitals acquired infections (HAI) across the globe is propelling the growth of the market. According to the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, probable healthcare associated infections in England remain persistently high, presently, 17.6% of COVID-19 infections fit the NHS England definition of probable healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). These rates have been as high as 25% in the North West and continue to climb in the North East and Yorkshire.
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 Europe 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 Europe scrubber dryer market comprises of different market segment like type, power source, end use, sales channel and country.
By Type, the Europe 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 Europe scrubber dryer market is studied for the following countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and rest of Europe. Europe is likely to witness rising demand for scrubber dryer market. Wherein, the U.K and Germany are holding major share of the regional market due to strong presence of end-users. Moreover, the construction industry is on the rise in Russia, which will further fuel demand for these machines in the near future.
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 distribution networks are all part of these strategies.
The key competitors of this market include Tennant, Nilfisk, Karcher, Hako, Taski, Numatic, Comac, RPS corporation, Adiatek, and Airuite among others.
September 2020: Nilfisk announced the launch of two high-performance additions to its portfolio of autonomous solutions. The Nilfisk Liberty SC60 is a robotic floor scrubber powered by Brain Corp’s BrainOS AI software platform; and a UV-C light-based solution for the company’s present robotic floor scrubber, the Nilfisk Liberty SC50, to target viruses and other pathogens.
March 2019: Brain Corp and Nilfisk announced their partnership. Under this partnership Nilfisk will license Brain Corp’s BrainOS technology, the prominent AI platform for the deployment, production, and support of autonomous mobile robots. The partnership will enable Nilfisk to further improve the development of an industry-leading portfolio of connected autonomous cleaning solutions.
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, Europe scrubber dryer market comprises of different market segment like type, power source, end use, sales channel, and country. The type studied in the Europe scrubber dryer market are walk-behind scrubber dryers, stand-on/step-on scrubber dryers, ride-on scrubber dryers. The Europe 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 Europe scrubber dryer market is studied for the countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and rest of Europe. Germany is likely to witness rising demand for scrubber dryer market.
1) What are the drivers for scrubber dryer market?
Ans: 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?
Ans: 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 country is gaining majority of market share during the forecast period (2021-2028)?
Ans: Germany is expected to gain major market share during the forecast period (2021-2028).