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Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services in the UK: Market Research Report

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Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Market Research Report | SIC S96.010 | Nov 2016

Losing steam: The industry's strong recent growth is expected to slow in the current year

The Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Berendsen plc Berendsen plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Improved economic conditions have supported relatively strong recent revenue growth
  • The rise of door-to-door laundry collection has helped to stimulate demand from time-poor consumers
  • Smaller operators are expected to focus on innovation to compete with larger companies
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Dry-Cleaning and Other Cleaning Services industry covers a range of different businesses including dry-cleaners, laundries, self-service launderettes, carpet cleaners and workwear and uniform rental providers. The industry consists of a few large companies operating alongside several smaller companies.

Demand for industry services is income sensitive, meaning a small change in income leads to a disproportionate change in demand. An improved economy has helped boost demand for washing and dry-cleaning services in recent years. As disposable incomes have risen, consumers have turned to the industry to save them time. Furthermore, as the quality of the services provided has improved, so too has demand for the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is estimated to have a moderate level of capital intensity. Over the past five years the industry has moved from a low level of capital intensity to a moderate level of capital intensity. Industry operators have used technology and machinery to increase their revenue and have begun streamlining their companies in an attempt to improve efficiency. Industry operators require capital in the form of washers, dryers, dry-cleaners and other laundering equipment in addition to the buildings and vehicles used for distribution.

In 2016-17, the industry's capital-to-labour ratio is expected to be 1:7.39, indicating that for every £1.00 spent on capital, an estimated £7.39 is spent on labour. Ind.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Effective cost controls
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer confidence index and Real household disposable income in the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry?

    Firms in this industry launder and dry-clean all types of clothing and textiles for the general public, as well as commercial and industrial clients. Industry services includes carpet and rug cleaning, self-service coin-operated laundry machines, provision of linen and laundry collection and delivery services. Clothing repair and alteration services, and the renting of clothing other than work uniforms are not covered.

    Industry Products
    Self-service laundry machinesLaundryDry-cleaningHome-textile cleaning
    Industry Activities
    Providing dry-cleaning servicesOffering laundry servicesProviding coin-operated laundry machinesProviding linen and work uniformsOffering home-textile cleaning

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from hotels
  • Demand from full-service restaurants
  • Demand from hospitals
  • Current Performance
  • Stronger cycle
  • A positive spin
  • Environmental concerns
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Dressed for success
  • Health marketsteams ahead
  • Smaller entrants
  • Profit margins
  • Table: Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Hotels
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Hospitals
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Electrical Appliance Manufacturing
  • Soap & Detergent Manufacturing
  • Textile Wholesaling
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply
  • Products & Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry-cleaning
  • Self-service laundry machines
  • Home-textile cleaning
  • Chart: Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Health-care operators
  • Hospitality clients
  • Government organisations
  • Industrial clients
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Berendsen UK Limited
  • Table: Berendsen UK Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A self-service laundry that typically offers a number of coin-operated washing and drying machines to users.
  • Perchloroethylene
  • A solvent used in dry-cleaning.
  • Tunnel Washer
  • An industrial laundry machine, also known as a continuous batch washer, designed specifically to handle heavy loads.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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