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Industrial Cleaning Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Industrial Cleaning Activities Market Research Report | SIC N81.220 | Apr 2017

Clear path: Steady demand for essential cleaning from a variety of industries insulates revenue

IBISWorld’s Industrial Cleaning Activities market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Interserve plc Interserve plc market share
MITIE Cleaning & Environmental Services Ltd MITIE Cleaning & Environmental Services Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Increased construction of high-density apartment buildings supported demand
  • The introduction of the National Living Wage contributed to the industry's fall in profitability
  • Demand is expected to increase as hospitals continue to outsource cleaning services
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 1.5% over the five years through 2017-18. The health-care sector increasingly outsourced cleaning services to industry operators in order to improve cost efficiencies over the past five years, which stimulated demand. Growth in 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 needed to be professionally cleaned... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Operators in this industry provide cleaning services including decontamination, window cleaning and specialist cleaning services. The outsourcing of cleaning services by the health-care sector, the industry’s second-largest downstream market, propelled demand and allowed the industry to grow. Growth in the number of businesses operating in the United Kingdom, improvements in catering and hospitality services, the construction of large commercial buildings with glass exteriors and high-density apartment buildings also supported industry growth. Som.. 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... purchase to read more


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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 cleaningWindow cleaning
    Industry Activities
    Specialised cleaning Window cleaning Industrial equipment cleaning Chimney and furnace cleaningExterior cleaning of buildings

    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
  • Industrial production index
  • Business profit
  • Demand from hospitals
  • Number of businesses
  • Current Performance
  • Demand trends
  • Profitability dips
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand rises mildly
  • Regulations aid growth
  • New services
  • Potential constraints
  • Profitability dips
  • Table: Industrial Cleaning Activities Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Industrial Cleaning Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Interserve plc
    MITIE Cleaning & Environmental Services Ltd
  • Table: Interserve plc - financial performance
  • Table: MITIE Cleaning & Environmental Services Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • 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
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    The Industrial Cleaning Activities market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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