Money spinner: Growth in the accommodation and healthcare sectors has boosted demand

The Commercial Laundries industry has performed well over the past five years, as businesses have increasingly outsourced their laundry and linen supply operations. This is part of a general trend towards outsourcing services to more efficient operators. Demand from downstream operators has increased over the past five years, boosting industry demand. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $1.3 billion. This result includes forecast growth of 3.0% in the current year.Growth in the accommodation and healthcare sectors have increased industry revenue over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand from healthcare and accommodation providers has boosted industry revenue
  • Expansion in the health and hospitality sectors has increased industry demand
  • Greater demand for hospital and aged-care beds will boost demand for linen laundering and rental services
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Operators in the Commercial Laundries industry provide a range of commercial laundry and linen rental services. Many different laundering methods are used depending on the items that require cleaning. The industry's services are divided based on the proportion of revenue that each segment is expected to generate.Bed linen laundering servicesBed linen laundering and rental services represent the industry's largest segment, accounting for an expected 39.8% of industry revenue in 2018-19. Bed linen includes sheets, fitted sheets, mattress protectors, pillow cases, doonas and doona covers. Hospitals, nursing homes, aged-care facilities, motels and resorts are the largest markets for these laundering services. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Commercial Laundries Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Commercial Laundries are:

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from general hospitals and Demand from accommodation and food services in the Commercial Laundries industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Commercial Laundries Industry?

    Industry operators provide linen, uniform and other laundering services to commercial operators such as hotels, hospitals and aged-care facilities. Some industry companies provide linen and uniform rental services as part of the complete laundering process.

    Industry Products
  • Bed linen laundering services
  • Bathroom linen laundering services
  • Table linen laundering services
  • Uniform laundering services
  • Other laundering services
  • Industry Activities
  • Commercial laundry services
  • Linen cleaning and rental services
  • Uniform cleaning and rental services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from general hospitals
  • Demand from accommodation and food services
  • Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia
  • Road freight service price
  • Demand from residential care services
  • Total employees in the labour force

  • Current Performance
  • Participation and profit
  • Outsourcing trend
  • Healthcare market
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets
  • Participation and employment
  • Outsourcing and technology
  • Table: Commercial Laundries Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Commercial Laundries Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Accommodation for the Aged
  • Motels
  • Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Bed linen laundering services
  • Bathroom linen laundering services
  • Table linen laundering services
  • Uniform laundering services
  • Other laundering services
  • Chart: Commercial Laundries Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Healthcare providers
  • Accommodation providers
  • Food-service providers
  • Other industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Commercial Laundries Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Commercial Laundries

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Commercial Laundries Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Downer EDI Limited, Alsco Pty Limited,
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Alsco Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Commercial Laundries Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Commercial Laundries Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Batch Washer
  • Also known as a tunnel washer, in which linen is pushed through a tunnel with water and chemicals moving in the opposite direction.
  • Outsourcing
  • Contracting services to a specialist supplier for tasks previously undertaken in-house.
  • Washer Extractor
  • Washing machines used in commercial settings with high load capacities, faster spin cycles and rapid water extraction.
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