Clean break: Increased outsourcing of cleaning services drives industry revenue growth

The Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors industry has benefited from businesses' increased spending on cleaning services over the past five years, and increased requirements regarding workplace health and safety hygiene standards. Increased sales of cleaning products and equipment to the downstream Commercial Cleaning Services industry have underpinned the performance of the Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors industry over the past five years. Industry operators have also benefited from the increased number of Australian businesses, and the trend of households, businesses and the public sector outsourcing their cleaning activities...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
2,285
Businesses
440
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue growth flows from increasing business numbers and outsourcing trends
  • The development of new cleaning and hygiene products has supported industry expansion
  • Industry growth will be driven by strong demand from cleaning service contractors
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors industry has low capital intensity. The bulk of investment involves the purchase of automated storage systems, forklifts and warehouses. The industry remains relatively labour-intensive despite the increased use of warehouse automation and the technological advancements in stock control, logistics management and online sales and processing. The industry requires labour input for the manual storing and packing of products for distribution. Knowledgeable workers are also required for sales support for existing and prospective customers.The industry's labour to capital ratio indicates the high labour intensity and low capital intensity of industry operations. Wage costs are expected to account for 11.4% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial cleaning services and Number of businesses in the Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors Industry?

    Industry operators distribute specialised equipment and supplies for cleaning and maintenance services on a merchant wholesale basis. Industry products include janitorial equipment, chemical cleaning solutions and the supply of waste receptacles.

    Industry Products
  • Cleaning equipment and materials
  • Washroom supplies
  • Chemical-based cleaning products
  • Waste disposal units
  • Industry Activities
  • Cleaning equipment supplies wholesaling
  • Chemical-based cleaning products wholesaling
  • Waste disposal unit wholesaling
  • Washroom supplies wholesaling
  • Washroom supplies servicing
  • 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 commercial cleaning services
  • Number of businesses
  • Business confidence index
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and participation
  • Downstream demand
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Solid revenue growth
  • Profit remains slim
  • Table: Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Education and Training
  • Health Services
  • Office Property Operators
  • Retail Property Operators

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
  • Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Cleaning equipment and materials
  • Chemical-based cleaning products
  • Waste disposal units
  • Washroom supplies
  • Chart: Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial cleaning companies
  • Commercial property operators
  • Hospitals and other healthcare facilities
  • General consumers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and rental costs
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bunzl Australasia Holdings Pty Limited,
  • Table: Bunzl Australasia Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors 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 Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Detergent
  • A cleaning agent with surfactants in a dilute solution that breaks down oil and grease.
  • Petrochemicals
  • Chemical products that are made from petroleum.
  • Receptacles
  • Containers that hold items or matter, e.g. rubbish bins and waste disposal units.
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