Scrubbed up well: Demand from the health-care sector has supported revenue growth

The industry includes all operators that provide specialised cleaning services, including window cleaning, decontamination and a variety of industry-specific cleaning services. Industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.6% over the five years through 2017-18. Over the past five years, the health-care sector has increasingly outsourced cleaning services to operators in order to improve cost efficiencies, which has stimulated demand. Growth in the number of businesses operating in the United Kingdom also increased the industry’s client base and fuelled demand. Increased construction of commercial buildings with glass exteriors and high-density apartment buildings supported demand, because the exterior of these buildings need professional cleaning...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£847.2m
Annual Growth 13-18
1.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
20,183
Businesses
2,904

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The health-care sector has increasingly outsourced cleaning services, boosting demand
  • The introduction of the National Living Wage has increased the industry's cost base
  • An increase in the number of businesses operating in the United Kingdom should support demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Due to the fragmentation of the industry, which is made up of regionally dispersed firms, the spread of establishments largely falls in line with the distribution of the population and economic activity.The South East The South East accounts for 17.6% of industry establishments, which is higher than its share of total economic activity. The region is home to a large number of businesses, and operators there benefit from access to the London market and lower operating costs when compared with London.The North WestThe North West is the third most concentrated region, with approximately 10.4% of industry establishments operating in the region. It ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Industrial Cleaning Activities Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Industrial Cleaning Activities Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Close monitoring of competition
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Business profit in the Industrial Cleaning Activities industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Industrial Cleaning Activities Industry?

    Operators in the industry provide a number of cleaning services to clients spanning various industries. Services include window cleaning for residential and non-residential buildings, specialist cleaning, industrial equipment cleaning and exterior cleaning for buildings. The industry does not include the provision of general building cleaning (see IBISWorld report N81.210), which is typically interior cleaning of residential and commercial properties.

    Industry Products
  • Specialised cleaning
  • Industrial machinery cleaning
  • Window cleaning
  • Industry Activities
  • Specialised cleaning
  • Window cleaning
  • Industrial equipment cleaning
  • Chimney and furnace cleaning
  • Exterior cleaning of buildings
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Business profit
  • Demand from hospitals
  • Number of businesses

  • Current Performance
  • Cleaning demand
  • Margins narrow
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand widens
  • Regulations fuel expansion
  • New offerings
  • Potential disturbances
  • Margins slip
  • Table: Industrial Cleaning Activities Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Industrial Cleaning Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Bread & Bakery Goods Production
  • Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants
  • Banks
  • Hospitals

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Industrial Equipment Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Specialised cleaning
  • Window cleaning
  • Industrial machinery cleaning
  • Other
  • Chart: Industrial Cleaning Activities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Health-care sector
  • Catering and hospitality industries
  • Other markets
  • Commercial and residential buildings
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industrial Cleaning Activities Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Industrial Cleaning Activities

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Industrial Cleaning Activities Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Interserve plc, MITIE Cleaning & Environmental Services Ltd,
  • Table: Interserve plc - financial performance
  • Table: MITIE Cleaning & Environmental Services Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Industrial Cleaning Activities 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 Industrial Cleaning Activities 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
    Decontamination
  • The process of cleansing an object or substance to remove contaminants such as micro-organisms or hazardous materials.
  • Food Incident
  • A food incident is defined as any situation within the food supply chain where there is a risk of illness or confirmed illness associated with the consumption of food.
  • Franchising
  • A method of business by which the licensed owner of a product, service or method grants distribution rights to affiliated dealers.
  • Industrial Kitchen
  • A large-scale mechanised catering facility where food is produced for public consumption.
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