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Global Pressure Washer Market - Outlook and Forecast 2022-2027
The global pressure washer market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.05% from 2022 to 2027. The market was valued at $2.94 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $3.7 billion by 2027. The United States is the leading country in the global pressure washer market.
The cleaning industry is continuously evolving, influenced by various micro and macro environmental factors. It is also shaped by the available equipment and technology in the market. Stringent protocols and corporate policies are driving further traction in the market, supported by significant upgrades in business models and operational techniques. The increasing demand for cleaning equipment is primarily driven by improving living standards and growing cleaning requirements, especially in emerging economies like APAC and Latin America.
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USD 2.9 billion in 2020
Type, Power Source, Operation, Application, and Distributional Channels
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Pressure washers can be categorized based on their power sources, including electric, gas, battery-powered, or others. They are widely adopted in residential applications for vehicle cleaning, garden tool cleaning, and swimming pool maintenance, which are major revenue drivers in the market.
The integration of AI technologies with cleaning equipment has led to increased productivity with minimal effort. AI-powered robotic pressure washers understand their operating environment and make decisions accordingly. Manufacturers have partnered with AI development corporations to create pressure washers with AI features. These machines have the ability to automatically shut off to prevent water wastage and are equipped with sensors that ensure automatic detection of vehicles and non-contact cleaning across all surfaces. These sensors are reliable even in adverse weather conditions and require no maintenance.
The growth of professional contract cleaning services presents significant opportunities for the global pressure washer market. These services offer pressure washing for various applications such as tractors, sidewalks, buildings, parking lots, boats, and tanks.
Pressure washers are versatile tools that can be used for multiple cleaning applications. They are portable and easy to use, making them suitable for both domestic and heavy-duty commercial and industrial cleaning. The demand for pressure washers has been driven by applications such as vehicle washing, paint stripping, and cleaning building exteriors, floors, and ceilings. Technological advancements have also allowed for the use of different nozzles with varying water pressure, enabling cleaning on a wide range of surfaces.
However, the market faces challenges from the rising adoption of alternative cleaning technologies such as foam-based cleaning, heat cleaning, sandblasting, vapor blasting, dry and wet ice blasting techniques, and traditional cleaning methods. While pressure washers are effective for certain applications, they may not be the ideal solution in all cases. Some cleaning companies still rely on traditional methods using industrial soap and regular hoses for cleaning homes and walkways.
The market is segmented based on various factors, including type, power source, operation, application, and distributional channels.
Segmentation by Type
Segmentation by Power Source
Segmentation by Operation
Segmentation by Output
Above 4,000 PSI
Segmentation by Application
Residential – Garden, Vehicles, Swimming Pools & Large Patio Areas, Bicycles, Others
Commercial & Industrial – Automobile, Construction, Public and Municipality, Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, Agriculture, Others
Segmentation by Distributional Channels
Segmentation by Geography
North America – US, Canada
Europe – Germany, France, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Others European Countries
APAC – China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia
Latin America – Brazil, Mexico, Argentina
Middle East & Africa – South Africa, Turkey, GCC
The global mobile pressure washer market is experiencing significant growth attributed to several factors. Firstly, there is a growing demand for effectiveness and efficiency among residential, commercial, and industrial users. Additionally, the car washing industry is improving, leading to increased adoption of pressure washers. Moreover, rising disposable income and stringent cleanliness and hygiene norms in various end-user industries contribute to market growth.
Electric pressure washers are more popular compared to gas- and battery-powered ones. They are commonly used for light-duty cleaning purposes such as small decks, patios, furniture, and stain removal in domestic settings. These machines are lightweight and highly portable.
Hot water pressure washers find extensive use in industrial and commercial cleaning applications. While cold water pressure washers effectively remove dirt and grime, hot water pressure washers excel at removing oil, grease, bacteria, algae, and other residues due to the heat they deliver. The high temperature breaks down molecular bonds in oil and grease and ensures efficient cleaning.
The output segment includes both electric and gas pressure washers. It encompasses heavy-duty residential cleaning equipment suitable for concrete, sidewalks, walls, and other hard surfaces. Pressure washers with an output pressure capacity of 3,000 PSI or higher are capable of tackling tough stains, dirt, and can even scrape off paints, mud, and oil quickly.
Residential cleaning equipment is witnessing increased demand due to factors such as the growing number of households, aging population, and a high percentage of dual-income households. Pressure washers in residential settings serve various purposes, including cleaning pavements, walls, roofs, furniture, cars, and swimming pools. Depending on the specific cleaning needs, different types of pressure washers are available for residential usage.
Offline distribution channels dominate pressure washer sales, primarily because customers prefer to understand the functionalities and usage of products before making a purchase, especially considering the high costs involved. This preference for offline channels minimizes the risk of receiving damaged products.
In recent years, the demand for professional cleaning equipment has been driven by increasing disposable income, growth in construction activities, and expansion of commercial and retail spaces worldwide. The contract cleaning industry experienced a surge in demand for pressure washers in 2020, influenced by the impact of the pandemic. As commercial activities revive and economies recover in 2022 and beyond, the adoption of pressure washers is expected to further increase in residential and commercial facilities.
The implementation of stringent health and safety regulations by governments and private organizations globally also contributes to the demand for cleaning equipment like pressure washers. Europe, North America, and APAC are highly developed markets for pressure washers due to their widespread adoption. Latin America and the Middle East offer significant growth opportunities. In 2021, Europe accounted for the largest market share of 34.26% in the pressure washer market.
The global pressure washer market is characterized by intense competition, with numerous vendors operating in the industry. These vendors face challenges due to the rapid pace of technological advancements, as consumers increasingly demand continuous innovation and upgrades in their products. To maintain a competitive edge and establish a stronger presence in the market, vendors are compelled to adapt and enhance their unique value propositions.
Key companies profiled in this report include Alfred Karcher, Nilfisk, FNA Group, BOSCH, Briggs & Stratton, Annovi Reverberi Group, STIHL, Generac Power Systems, Lavorwash, Alkota, Deere & Company, Snow Joe + Sun Joe, Stanley Black & Decker, IPC, Techtronic Industries (TTI), Husqvarna, Koblenz, SIMONIZ, Koki Holdings, Makita, ANLU, Greenworks Tools, Mi-T-M Corporation, NorthStar, Vortex Industries, Snap-on, Troy-Bilt, DuroMax, RIDGID, Yamaha, AVA of Norway, WEN Products, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, BE Power Equipment.
Key Questions Answered
HOW LARGE IS THE PRESSURE WASHER MARKET?
The global pressure washer market is expected to reach a value of USD 3.7 billion by 2027.
WHAT IS THE GROWTH RATE OF THE PRESSURE WASHER MARKET?
The global pressure washer market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.05%.
WHO ARE THE KEY PLAYERS IN THE GLOBAL PRESSURE WASHER MARKET?
The key players in the global pressure washer market include Alfred Karcher, Nilfisk, FNA Group, BOSCH, and Briggs & Stratton.
WHAT ARE THE DRIVING FACTORS IN THE GLOBAL PRESSURE WASHER MARKET?
The major growth factors in the global pressure washer market include the increasing need for automation, growing demand for professional contract cleaning services, a surge in residential and commercial applications, and the growth of the vehicle washing industry.
WHICH REGION DOMINATES THE GLOBAL PRESSURE WASHER MARKET?
Europe holds the largest share in the global pressure washer market.