Floor cleaning technology has seen some important advancement in the last few years, adding fun to the 10-minute parade around the living room. Eruptions of technological innovations have turned the floor cleaning equipment industry on its head, but the battle to dominate dust and debris continues. The research report titled, “Global Floor Cleaning Equipment Market Outlook, 2027”, by Bonafide Research categorizes the market to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following segments: based on product type, based on application, based on region, countries & major companies.
Started as an invention to ease the manual labor incurred in the cleaning process, the mass production and plastics turned this once-luxury item into a household necessity. This uncommon western country household belonging accounted for a value of USD 7.90 Billion in 2016, globally. It took some time for floor cleaning machines to evolve from simple to sophisticated. In recent years, technology and innovation have advanced and significantly improved these devices. New machines increase productivity and efficiency by combining several floor cleaning functions into one machine. Even though such machines cost a fortune, they reduce the overall time and energy, allowing the user to make the best of their investment. With the introduction of self-cleaning features, the global market is expected to grow over a CAGR of 9%.
From being a noisy alarm to a bag-less sleek compact handy support, the vacuum cleaner segment has come a long way, leading the floor cleaning equipment market with a share of around 45% in 2021. The bag-less technology has been around a while in light-duty stick vacuum, but newer style bag-less models have amped up the power with high suction for big jobs. There has been a growing fuss about the riding equipment, which is proven to be at least 40% more productive. With innovations pouring in, the demand is to be majorly in line with the usage and application, the floor sweeper segment is expected to grow CAGR of over 10% through the forecasted period. As the ride-on machines do amazing for huge spaces, the demand for small & lightweight inexpensive push auto-scrubbers is also to increase. Such machines prove best for limited spaces. Not only are these machines more productive, but they also remove soil with clean water, something that a mop and pail can’t do after cleaning the first room. Moreover, the direct relation between clean surroundings with employee/customer retention, the commercial end-user segment dominated the region, holding a little less than ¾th of the market. With the increasing disposable income comes a hectic lifestyle, which reduces the available time for household chores. This is expected to aid the residential floor cleaning product application segment.
Alternative power sources are also increasing floor cleaning machine productivity, and especially prove beneficial in the commercial segment which has a frequent cleaning requirement. The commercial end-user segment dominates the market, with a market share of over 80%. Propane-powered burnishers provide a high-gloss shine as fast as the machine is navigated. With this increased productivity, there is no reason to let the condition of commercial spaces floors deteriorate especially in the hospitality sector. The residential end-users are typically more expressive with environmental concerns and insist on better micro filters to capture air-borne microorganisms. Manufacturers are working towards making a considerable progression, as the residential segment is expected to grow over an anticipated CAGR of 11%. Manufacturers also believe that almost all vacuum cleaners will soon be available with hospital-grade filters. While it has been proved beyond doubt that the traditional modes of sweeping & swabbing cannot yield effective cleaning results, many rural regions in developing counties like India, Brazil, and Argentina, etc. still are unaware of the cleaning machinery or rather can’t afford them. While North America & Europe is expected to show a decline in the market share, South America and Middle East & Africa together could hardly cover 15% of the global market by 2027 Even though the involvement of autonomous cleaning and robotics was seen as the most logical one, the high cost restricted the growth only within the top commercial spaces. However, the cost of these technologies is quickly reaching the point at which they are effective, safe, and affordable.
Rural Asia has made great strides in terms of quality-of-life improvements in recent decades, which remains much undone still. Even though the region struggles with poverty, it dominates the global floor cleaning equipment market The market is driven majorly by the rising income and urbanization, added with the reduction in import barriers in many countries has encouraged trade of these products. On one hand, if the market is restricted by the unaffordability of these products, on the other, the mind-set of the manual cleaning being better than the mechanical ones restrict the market growth. Vacuum cleaner still being an alien concept among the majority of the public, the floor scrubber segment dominated the market, yet showed a decline over period. With the rise in the demand for high end products by the high income group and the incline in the working women segment, the vacuum cleaner segment is expected to have a marginal growth in the market share in the coming period. While the residential floor cleaning involves more of manual cleaning, it contributed to a very small amount of the market. However, with the increase in the women work force, and distrust of leaving a stranger as a in charge of cleaning during the absence of the house members and the increasing disposable income among the middle-class people are likely to aid the growth of cleaning equipment used for residential
Floor cleaning equipment has a varied application across sectors in Europe, In the case of floor cleaning, equipment is re-usable and chemicals are not. Therefore, using equipment that minimizes the use of chemicals just makes true ‘Green Sense’. A need to use equipment that can withstand concentrated chemicals over extended periods without breaking is essential especially in the commercial use of such equipment. Properly training employees to use that equipment and chemicals can ensure the same. It is to consider that the residential use of such cleaning equipment dominates the region in terms of the end-users, while by the end of the forecasted period, the residential care segment is to over grow a quarter of a market share. It is widely identified that indoor pollution has a crucial role in the rising incidence of asthma & allergens. Many vacuum cleaners which operate with a sound level of less than70dBA are certified with ‘Green Label’ by Carpet And Rug Institute. Likewise, for the market growth, the region has a high dominance of vacuum cleaners, holding dominance with more than half of the market share.
North Americans do have mobility issues, which restrains the possibility of recruiting domestic help over & again. Apart from this, the region also has high labor charges for janitor services, thus proving such equipment to be a profitable substitute. The floor cleaning equipment is in demand, with the increase in disposable income and the increase in an aging population. With more elder age people being present actively in public commercial spaces, the need for providing them with a hygienic environment boosts the market growth in the region. The growth of robotic vacuum cleaners can be attributed to the adaption of technologically advanced products by tech-savvy people. With an upswing in the need for shorter time spend on household chores, the demand in the region is to incline in the coming period. North America is to have the highest growth for the other segment which includes Cordless Electric Brooms, Robocleaner. Even though the construction industry had a downfall due to the Covid pandemic, with the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, the industry is to stabilize back, increasing the need for cleaning equipment directly. With a high possibility of air-borne diseases and dust allergies communicable, the need for providing a hygienic environment is now a major concern in the region.
Traditionally, the region follows the simple & easy- sweep with a broom and wash with a mop technique to clean the floors. Even though the time spent on cleaning is high in the region, globally South America contributed the lowest market share. In the coming period, the market is to have an incline with strong investments made by the local manufacturers, which is to enable more middle-income population to invest in their automatic floor cleaning equipment. During the forecasted period, the South America floor cleaning equipment market is expected to exhibit a strong CAGR. Increasing penetration of the Internet of Things, coupled with growing urban population are some of the factors driving the market growth of the Floor Cleaners market in South America. Medical professionals and the governments around the region have been promoting higher standards of personal hygiene along with a higher standard of cleaning within the home, at a regular frequency this maintenance is highly time consuming and so calls for the need floor cleaning equipment.
The Middle East & Africa market of floor cleaning equipment was valued at USD 1.04 Billion. Demand for cleaning equipment remains limited to a certain proportion of the population, as lower-income households often perceive them to be a luxury. Most households continue to use traditional means to ensure living spaces are kept clean and those who do use vacuum cleaners often use them in conjunction with traditional cleaning methods. Before the Covid pandemic, the region enjoyed its own share of tourism, through which the floor cleaning equipment demand was soaring high. This demand from tourism is again gaining momentum with the uplifting of travel restrictions across the region and the globe. Arabia is dominating the Middle East & Africa floor cleaning equipment with its increasing construction of corporate offices and other commercial spaces. The market is gaining traction, as deep cleaning and sanitization at homes are growing. This augmented the growth of the cleaning equipment and products market.
This highly competitive market is dominated by Nilfisk Group, Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG, Amano Co., Diversy, Dyson, EUREKA, iRobot, Miele, Electrolux, and few other regional companies. In the area of the internet of things, NSS’s Sentry wireless-equipment monitoring system uses cellphone networks to track machine use, charging cycles, battery maintenance, and sudden impacts. It also allows the operator to call for service directly from the machine.