Wash cycle: Urbanization will drive demand for downstream laundromats, sustaining industry growth

Steady US population growth and urbanization over the five years to 2018 have boosted demand for toploading, frontloading and other machines produced by the Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing industry. During this period, increasing employment and disposable income led to gradually declining apartment vacancy rates. While new home purchases have also exhibited strength, vacancy rates have been continually declining in line with demographic trends. With more people living in tighter spaces, demand from downstream laundromats and other professional cleaning services modestly improved. In the five years to 2023, industry revenue is expected to continue rising...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A rise in multifamily residential construction helped expand the potential customer base
  • Higher occupancy rates have boosted demand for new commercial washing machines
  • Both the total US and urban populations are expected to increase
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. In the 10 years to 2023, industry value added, which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to increase at an annualized rate of 4.1%; however, GDP is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 2.1% during this period. Although the industry has expanded rapidly, this has more to do with delayed recovery from the recession rather than a true growth period. As a result, this industry's importance to the economy is relatively stable, which indicates maturity.This industry also exhibits other characteristics of a mature industry. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Protection of intellectual property/copyrighting of output
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from laundromats and Urban population in the Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures commercial washing machines. Commercial washing machines are most commonly used in laundromats and multifamily homes and are typically coin-operated. Excluded from this industry are automated or continuous tunnel washers, which are used in the textile manufacturing and healthcare markets.

    Industry Products
  • Topload washers
  • Frontload washers
  • Parts and other
  • Industry Activities
  • topload commercial washing machines
  • frontload commercial washing machines
  • washer-extractors
  • 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 laundromats
  • Urban population
  • Rental vacancy rates
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Value of residential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Expanding domestic demand
  • Downstream markets expand
  • Export gains boost revenue
  • Industry structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Urbanization increases demand
  • Energy-efficient replacements
  • International trade grows
  • Profit expands gradually
  • Table: Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Supplies Wholesaling
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Laundromats

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

  • Products & Services
  • Frontload washers
  • Topload washers
  • Parts and other
  • Chart: Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Laundromats
  • On-premise facilities
  • Multifamily residences
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities and marketing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Alliance Laundry Holdings LLC, The Whirlpool Corporation, Pellerin Milnor Corp.,
  • Table: Alliance Laundry Holdings LLC - financial performance
  • Table: The Whirlpool Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Pellerin Milnor Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing 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 Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Urban population (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Drum Capacity
  • The size of the washing machine drum.
  • Energy Star
  • Government program that certifies appliances for energy-efficiency.
  • Frontload Washing Machine
  • Washing machine variety where clothing is loaded through the front. These machines have larger load sizes than topload washing machines.
  • Topload Washing Machines
  • A washing machine variety where clothing is loaded through the top of the machine. These typically have smaller load sizes.
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