Freshly laundered: Increased outsourcing in major markets has boosted industry revenue

The Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry includes establishments that provide dry-cleaning, laundering, linen and uniform hire (in conjunction with laundering services), carpet cleaning and laundrette services to a range of sectors. Key markets include hospitality, health, government and other service businesses. Bulk products are generally collected from client sites, processed and then returned within an agreed time period. Households account for a moderate and declining share of industry demand.

In 2016-17, the laundering and hiring out of bedding, table linen and uniforms is expected to account for over half of industry revenue, with dry-cleaning accounting for around one-fifth. The balance is made up of carpet cleaning and laundrette services...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players estimated to account for just over 30% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The industry concentration level has increased over the past five years, with franchises and chains emerging and the dominant players making acquisitions. Market share concentration is expected to increase over the next five years, as major operators undertake more acquisitions to accelerate revenue growth, increase economies of scale, and improve profit performance and margins.

Two major companies, Spotless Group and Alsco, operate in the industry. Lar..

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Industry Products

What is the Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services Industry?

Establishments in the industry provide laundry and dry-cleaning services, as well as linen, uniform and nappy hire services. The services may be accessed through self-service facilities (coin-operated or self service facilities) or operated by industry players.

Industry Products
Laundering and rental services
Dry-cleaning services
Laundrette provision
Carpet cleaning services
Industry Activities
Automatic, self-service laundry operations (coin-operated)
Baby nappy hire services
Carpet, upholstery and rug cleaning
Clothing, hat or garment cleaning services
Curtain and drapery cleaning services
Dry-cleaning services
Laundry operations and services
Linen hire and rental services
Linen sterilisation services
Uniform and workwear hire services

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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