“By understanding patterns and past trend characteristics we can interpolate what the future holds …” – Naila Dowla
Industrial cleaning is a very large industry with extensive demands. As a manager and/or operator within this industry it is of vital importance that information about upcoming trends and predictions are acknowledged and, when it is the right fit, adhered to. Understanding where the market is heading is important in any sector, however in the industrial cleaning sector it is crucial for survival.
According to the report “Industrial Cleaning Market by Ingredient (Chelating Agents, Solvents, Surfactants, pH regulators), by Application (Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, Hotels) and by Product (General Cleaners, Metal Cleaners, Dishwashers) – Global Trends & Forecast to 2020” the market size of industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals is projected to reach 50.24 Billion USD by next year, 2020.
Reportedly this major increase within the worldwide industrial cleaning market is derived from various factors including, but not limited to, the increased health and hygiene awareness that is happening worldwide. According to the report other factors have also been influential to this growth, including increased awareness of “safety liability on the part of the company or an institution and growing demand from the application industries”.
The type of products being purchased are also important to note. Along with global awareness of health and safety issues increasing, the ‘green movement’ should also be taken into consideration. With millennials starting to occupy more decision-making roles within the workplace, the trend is overwhelmingly shifting towards eco-conscious, green, organic products – which are far preferred over their harsher chemical counterparts.
“The demand for industrial cleaning products is increasing at a rapid rate. Consumers are not only increasing their orders, but they are becoming more and more specific about the quality and type of product that they want. It is imperative that industrial cleaning manufacturers can supply high quality, cost effective, multi-purpose and organic industrial cleaning products,” explains John J Coetzee, CEO of Green Worx Cleaning Solutions.
Industrial cleaning products that are free of harsh and damaging chemicals are vital, especially for products supplied to restaurants and healthcare facilities where harsh chemicals can have a direct effect on both employees and clients. According to the aforementioned report, “Healthcare is the fastest growing application …. (it) is expected to grow due to heavy spending in healthcare activities in developed economies …. moreover, rising awareness and growth in healthcare investment are the major factors boosting the Industrial & Institutional cleaning market.”
In further reports the industrial cleaning market is set to continue its dramatic increase well into 2025, and potentially beyond. “In such a booming market it is critical that manufacturers and suppliers understand the needs and demands of the industries that they are serving. It is also their responsibility to ensure that they maintain high quality control and meet demand without compromising health and safety, thereby providing products that are effective and safe for consumers as well as the environment,” concludes Coetzee.