Commercial Laundries in Australia - Market Research Report

Commercial Laundries industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 3.0%

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 businesses outsourcing their non-core activities. Demand from downstream operators has increased over the period, boosting industry demand and pushing profit margins higher. As a result, industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $1.3 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.7% in the current year. Growth in the accommodation and healthcare sectors has increased industry revenue over the past five years. Hotels, motels, resorts and convention centres have benefited from greater busin...
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Commercial Laundries industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Commercial Laundries industry is projected to continue growing steadily over the next five years, as demand from downstream markets increases. The ageing Australian population and continued growth in private health insurance coverage are projected to boost demand for hospitals and aged-care facilities, creating further demand for linen laundering and rental services. Further, demand from accommodation providers is anticipated to increase as tourist numbers from countries in Asia such as China and India continue to grow. The Australian dollar is forecast to remain comparatively weak over the period, which should further boost international tourism and lead to greater demand for linen services from the industry. Downstream markets Industry revenu...
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Commercial Laundries industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $1bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 509
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 10,030

Biggest companies in the Commercial Laundries industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Commercial Laundries in Australia industry include Downer EDI Limited, Alsco Pty Limited and South Pacific Laundry Holdings Pty Ltd.

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What is Commercial Laundries industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators provide linen, uniform and other laundering services to businesses such as hotels, hospitals and aged-care facilities. Some industry companies also provide linen and uniform rental services.

Industry Products and Services

  • 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

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators provide linen, uniform and other laundering services to businesses such as hotels, hospitals and aged-care facilities. Some industry companies also provide linen and uniform rental services.

Main Activities

  • Commercial laundry services
  • Linen cleaning and rental services
  • Uniform cleaning and rental services

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Public and private hospitals use large volumes of linen and uniforms that need to be laundered regularly. Further, the significant size of general hospita...
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Demand from hospitals
Demand from accommodation and food services
Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia
Road freight service price

Current Performance

Outsourcing trend
Healthcare market
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Participation and employment
Outsourcing and technology
 Table: Commercial Laundries in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Commercial Laundries in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

General Hospitals in Australia
Nursing Homes in Australia
Accommodation for the Aged in Australia
Motels in Australia
Restaurants in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing in Australia
Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling in Australia




Products & Services

Operators in the Commercial Laundries industry provide a range of commercial laundry and linen rental services. Many different laundering methods are used...
Accommodation providers
Food-service providers
Other industries



Demand Determinants

Service price, activity across key downstream industries, and business outsourcing trends all influence demand for commercial laundry services. Demand for...
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Major Markets

Accommodation providers
Food-service providers
Other industries




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Commercial Laundries in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Commercial Laundries industry displays moderate market share concentration. In 2018-19, the industry's four largest companies are projected to account...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Commercial Laundries in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Commercial Laundries in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Downer EDI Limited (Downer) is a major supplier of transport infrastructure, utilities, construction, engineering and facilities maintenance services acro...
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Downer

 Table: Downer - financial performance

Alsco

 Table: Alsco - financial performance

South Pacific Laundry

 Table: South Pacific Laundry - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Commercial Laundries industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. While industry operators require labour to operate machinery and to transport laund...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Commercial Laundries in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Commercial Laundries in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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