Compared to manual cleaning, the notion of contact-free cleaning is predicted to increase significantly in the following years. As a result, several leading competitors in the industrial and commercial floor scrubbers market are capitalizing on the growing trend of contact-free cleaning and expanding their manufacturing capabilities. Floor scrubbers are being adopted by the healthcare business and other end-use verticals across the value chain, such as retail, hospitality, culinary, education, and government institutions.
In the future years, the market for industrial and commercial floor scrubbers is predicted to develop significantly. The advantages of floor scrubbers over traditional cleaning procedures, such as ease of operation, high cleaning efficiency, and faster dry time, are primarily responsible for this increase. During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the requirement for industrial floor scrubbers grew significantly as healthcare facilities boosted their efforts to assure adequate disinfection of floor surfaces.
The cordless floor scrubbers are big and heavy due to the lead-acid and gel-based batteries, which require frequent maintenance. These two battery types also suffer from terminal corrosion and are readily damaged if overcharged in floor scrubbers. As a result, the life of lead-acid and gel-based batteries in floor scrubbers is reduced. Cleaning service providers' overhead costs and labor prices will rise due to this.
A Li-ion battery-powered floor scrubber is a cost-effective cleaning and maintenance solution that helps overcome such challenges. The Li-ion batteries are small, energy-dense, and highly efficient batteries requiring less downtime and charging quickly, extending the scrubber's life. Li-ion batteries-based floor scrubbers are also more efficient than lead-acid batteries-based floor scrubbers. Li-ion battery-powered floor scrubbers are projected to gain popularity in the coming years due to these advantages.
The floor scrubber market's expansion and growth are fueled by innovation, worldwide competitiveness, and market profitability. Companies are investing more in R&D to develop smart, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable goods and solutions. Furthermore, developments in robotics technology are expected to be the primary driving drivers for market growth over the next seven years, complementing the global Industry 4.0 revolution.
Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution in production, which is fueled by data interchange and automation. It aspires to construct smart factories using the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing technology to automate every part of the industrial supply chain. OEMs are delivering smart technologies to extend their customer base and boost market profitability, in accordance with the growing acceptance of Industry 4.0 practices and technology.
Tennant Company released its first self-cleaning scrubbers, the T7MR and T380sr, in 2018, utilizing the Brain OS platform. The T380sr is a cleaning floor scrubber with a tiny footprint that uses AI-based instructions and performs the cleaning operation. Autonomous cleaning robots are becoming more popular in commercial markets, thanks to companies like Minuteman International, CleanFix, and Avidbots.
Furthermore, the need for contactless floor scrubbers is expected to increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, Sam Clubs, an American chain of retail warehouse clubs, teamed with Tennant Company in October 2020 to deploy 100 more autonomous floor scrubbers in its stores. Autonomous scrubbers are primarily motivated by social alienation and a reduction in worker-to-worker contact. The market for autonomous floor scrubbers is expected to grow throughout the projected period due to these factors.
The North American market accounts for the largest revenue share in the market. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 1,545 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 4.2%. The increased demand for industrial and commercial goods in the retail business can be attributed to the rise of this geographical market. For example, Walmart Inc., an American multinational retailer, said in 2018 that it is employing the Auto-C automated scrubber in its 78 shops across the United States. Significant industry companies like Diversey, Inc. and Tennant Company also contribute to regional growth. Europe accounted for the second-largest share. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 1770 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 7.1%. Asia-Pacific witnessed the fastest-growing market. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 1545 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 4.2%.