Tidy sum: Increased outsourcing of cleaning services has driven revenue growth

The Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors industry has benefited from the long-term trend for businesses to increase spending on cleaning services to meet rising hygiene standards required for workplace health and safety. The trend for businesses, households and the public sector to outsource their cleaning activities has supported strong growth in sales of cleaning products and equipment to the downstream Commercial Cleaning Services industry over the past five years. The industry has also benefited from the development and growing market acceptance of new environmentally friendly products, and greater use of the internet by distributors for marketing and sales.Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.7%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
3.7%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
2,020
Businesses
262
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue has grown due to rising business numbers and outsourcing trends
  • The development of new cleaning and hygiene products has supported industry expansion
  • Strong demand from cleaning service contractors will drive industry revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    New industry entrants face medium barriers to entry, which are gradually increasing due to rising industry globalisation and the integration of new supply chain technology. New entrants may find it difficult to carve out a place for themselves in the market against larger, integrated and profitable companies.New industry entrants are likely to enter into less favourable supply arrangements, relative to the supply arrangements of larger scale competitors, with major manufacturers. Existing industry firms may have more capacity to eliminate the mark-up costs imposed by manufacturers through the efficiencies of the integrated supply chain. Man...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 other materials
  • Paper and plastic products
  • Chemical-based cleaning products
  • Power equipment
  • 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
  • Downstream demand
  • Profitability tightens
  • 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
  • Paper and plastic products
  • Chemical-based cleaning products
  • Cleaning equipment and other materials
  • Power equipment
  • Chart: Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies Distributors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial cleaning companies
  • Commercial and industrial premises
  • Retail and hospitality premises
  • Education and health premises
  • 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
  • Internal competition
  • External 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 (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
    Wholesale Bypass
  • The practice where the wholesaler is bypassed in the supply chain due to the retailers or the public purchasing directly from the manufacturer.
  • Detergent
  • A cleaning agent with surfactants in a dilute solution that breaks down oil and grease.
  • Ecommerce
  • The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the internet and other computer networks.
  • 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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