Overview

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

IBISWorld’s Commercial Laundries market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Analysis & Industry 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 demand for the industry. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $1.2 billion. Continued steady growth of 2.8% is forecast for 2016-17.

Improving conditions for accommodation and healthcare providers helped increase industry revenue over the past five years...

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What is the Commercial Laundries industry?

Medium barriers to entry characterise the industry and this level 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 into 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, plants and other facilities are generally leased, or second-hand equipment can be purchased.

The size and scope of the industry’s major players also represent potential entry barriers for new companies. The...

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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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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Bed linen laundering services
    Bathroom linen laundering services
    Table linen laundering services
    Uniform laundering services
    Other laundering services
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    Ensign

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    Spotless Group Holdings LimitedAlsco Pty Limited
  • Table: Spotless Group Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Alsco Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Commercial Laundries Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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