Cleaning up: Industry revenue has grown due to increased laundry outsourcing trends

The Commercial Laundries industry has performed well over the past five years, as many businesses have sought to outsource their laundry and linen supply operations. This is part of a general trend towards outsourcing services to more efficient operators. Downstream markets have required laundering services more frequently, generating increased industry demand. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $1.3 billion. This result includes forecast growth of 2.8% in the current year.Improving conditions for accommodation and healthcare providers have helped increase industry revenue over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improving accommodation and healthcare provider conditions have helped lift industry revenue
  • Expansion in health and hospitality sectors has led to increased industry demand
  • Greater demand for hospital and aged-care beds will support linen laundering and rental demand
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Commercial Laundries industry is characterised by moderate barriers to entry, and this trend has remained unchanged over the past five years. Initial capital requirements, existing major players and regulations can all restrict new firms from entering the industry. Potential commercial laundry operators require significant amounts of capital to invest in large-capacity industrial washing machines and dryers. To acquire new automatic irons, presses, folding machines, trucks and vans may also be prohibitively expensive for firms seeking to enter the industry. To reduce initial capital outlay, warehouses, plant and other facilities are generally leased, or second-hand equipment can be purchased...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Commercial Laundries Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Commercial Laundries Industry 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 accommodation and food services and Demand from general hospitals 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 accommodation and food services
  • Demand from general hospitals
  • Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia
  • Demand from residential care services
  • Road freight service price
  • Total employees in the labour force

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Rent
  • Other
  • 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
    Spotless Group Holdings Limited, Alsco Pty Limited,
  • Table: Spotless Group Holdings 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 (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • 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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