A market research study by Transparency Market Research (TMR) has revealed the demand for industrial floor scrubbers is increasing in the Asia-Pacific region due to growing developments in small commercial businesses and large industrial applications.
According to the report, titled ‘Industrial Floor Scrubbers Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020’, the Asia-Pacific industrial floor scrubbers market is estimated to reach US $627.7 million (A$837 million) in 2017.
More demand in India and China
The demand of floor scrubbers is seen to be increasing in countries such as China, Japan, India, South Korea and Singapore, owing to the strong presence of manufacturing companies across the region, especially in China and India. In addition, the increasing emphasis on sustainability to enhance the efficiency of work across these countries is leading towards the large-scale adoption of floor scrubbers across various industries.
The manufacturing and warehousing segment is seen as the largest revenue contributor, accounting for almost 50 per cent of revenue share, whereas the healthcare and pharmaceuticals, transportation, education and hospitality segments are seen as growth drivers.
Walk-behind vs ride-on scrubbers
Walk-behind floor scrubbers are anticipated to see a higher demand than ride on scrubbers, according to the report. This is primarily due to features – such as low maintenance, low cost, easy operating and high labour safety – associated with walk-behind floor scrubbers.
However, the ride-on floor scrubbers segment is projected to grow faster than the walk-behind floor scrubbers segment, owning to enhanced productivity in terms of labour cost and efficiency offered by ride-on floor scrubbers.
Highest growth expected in Asia-Pacific region
Asia-Pacific is expected to show the highest growth rate in the industrial floor scrubbers market. This strong growth is mainly driven by the economic stability in Asia Pacific countries and the high efficiency provided by floor scrubbers across the end-use industries.
In addition, rising demand for floor scrubbers from the transportation industry is supplementing the growth of the Asia-Pacific industrial floor scrubbers market.
The manufacturing and warehousing sector is creating strong demand for industrial floor scrubbers across Asia-Pacific as a result of growing developments in production plants, presence and investments of manufacturing companies and industrial automation in the region.
The growing emphasis on green products is also leading floor scrubber manufacturers to develop products that evade the use of toxic and chemically reactive products with low environmental impact.
Also, small-sized floor scrubbers are being widely accepted and used to enhance the performance and efficiency of the work. Apart from this, the installation of maintenance-free batteries in floor scrubbers is rising in order to attain superior performance, less need of resources, ease of use, improved safety, and reduced wastages compared to the conventional battery types.
Furthermore, increasing focus on health and safety regulations by private companies and governmental bodies is leading businesses towards the use of floor scrubbers to enhance the productivity and efficiency.