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Scrubber Dryer Market

Scrubber Dryer Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product Type and End-user : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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The global scrubber dryer market is experiencing a significant growth and is expected to grow considerably in next few years. Cleaning tasks can be very tedious and labor intensive for big facilities such as educational institutes and airports. Therefore, to address this issue and make the cleaning efficient, scrubber dryers are used.  A scrubber dryer basically performs two tasks simultaneously, scrubbing the floor with the cleaning water, which is already filled in its tanks and squeegeeing the floor along with vacuuming the water. It completes the cleaning task quick and requires only one operator, this feature of makes it highly efficiency and is the major factor driving their demand, especially in the public places. In addition, scrubber dryers are generally of two types, ‘walk-behind’ where operator walks behind the machine and another type is ‘ride-on scrubber dryer’ where the operator sits on the machines. Major players in the scrubber dryer industry adopt advanced technologies to increase the efficiency and cleaning capacity of the products to sustain the competition in the scrubber dryer market.

Market Scope and Structure Analysis


A scrubber dryer is an industrial machine that are used for cleaning the floor surfaces in different types of facilities having a leveled floor. A scrubber dryer is made up of a scrubbing pad, a squeegee and vacuum system, and a tank that holds water and cleaning agent. These are often powered by gasoline, but the latest innovations in battery technology have introduced another way of powering this equipment.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

  • The COVID-19 pandemic ceased the production of scrubber dryer and related products, which is attributed to the global lockdown. This has hampered the growth of scrubber dryer market in the years  and this trend is expected to continue in the first half of the 2022.
  • The major demand for scrubber dryer was previously noticed from giant developed and developing countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, UK, India, and China, which are negatively affected by the spread of the coronavirus, thereby declining the demand for scrubber dryer.
  • Further, potential impact of the lockdown is currently vague and financial recovery of companies is totally based on their cash reserves. Scrubber dryer manufacturers can afford a lockdown only for a few months, after which the players have to modify their investment plans. For instance, various players in the market halted their production activities for several weeks to reduce their expenses. On the contrary, few players adopted employee lay-offs to sustain themselves during the COVID-19 health crisis.
  • Scrubber dryer manufacturers are expected to focus on protecting their workforce, operations, and supply chains to respond to immediate crises and find new ways of working after COVID-19. For instance, provision of sanitizers, maintaining social distancing, as well as ensuring the vaccination of every employee in the company can assist in promoting the health & safety of the workforce.

Top Impacting Factors

The number of public places such as malls and museums all around the world has increased, owing to the rapid rise in urbanization. This factor is anticipated to increase the demand for scrubber dryers. The initiatives led by governments across the world are putting emphasis on cleanliness of the cities and are positively influencing the scrubber dryer’s market. Moreover, high mobility, quick & easy operation, and other such features of scrubber dryer boost their demand in all the places having flat floor surfaces. However, the availability of cheap labor for cleaning purposes in the under-developed and developing nations is one of the restraining factors hindering the growth of scrubber dryer market. Contrarily, technological developments in scrubber dryer products, such as adoption of remote operation, use of internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI), boost the efficiency of the equipment as well as result in low-cost operation due to elimination of operators. This is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the growth of scrubber dryer market during the forecast period.

Market Trends

  • The demand for cleaning machines, especially scrubber dryers, is immense. For instance, in September 2020, RPS Corporation, a small manufacturer in Racine, Wisconsin, U.S. that manufactures commercial floor cleaning equipment, was named Exporter of the Year by the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM).
  • Further, competitors in the scrubber dryer market adopted acquisition as their key developmental strategy to expand their geographical foothold and upgrade their product technologies. For instance, in August 2020, Kracher, a major player in the cleaning vehicle industry, acquired Max Holder GmbH, a manufacturer of compact multi-functional municipal and viticulture vehicles. This move will help Kracher to strengthen and improve its product offerings.
  • Furthermore, business expansion strategies aid in increasing the company's geographic footprint and gaining a significant market share for scrubber dryer products. For instance, in mid-2021, Germany-based Hako-Werke International GmbH, a complete cleaning solution provider, completely acquired the U.S.-based Minuteman International, Inc., a floor-care equipment and chemical manufacturer. This will strengthen the market position of Hako-Werke in the U.S. scrubber dryer market.

Scrubber Dryer Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Product Type
  • Walk-behind Scrubber Dryer
  • Stand-on/Ride-on Scrubber Dryer
By End-user
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutions
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific   (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)

Scrubber Dryer Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030