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Steam Cleaner Market Forecast 2024-2030

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  • 108 Pages
  • December 2023
  • Region: Global
  • IndustryARC
  • ID: 5921720
The global steam cleaner Market size is forecast to reach USD 6.2 billion by 2030, after growing at a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period 2024-2030. One of the most important features of any manufacturing facility is cleanliness, especially when it produces items like food, medications, and other things that are easily contaminated. The possibility of product contamination can be greatly decreased by cleaning industrial facilities. Additionally, safe industrial environments lessen risks to plant workers' occupational health. Therefore, it is projected that these factors will cause the demand for steam cleaners to increase during the forecast period. With the introduction of numerous new and creative products, research and development initiatives have helped the steam cleaners market flourish. To increase the effectiveness of their products, global manufacturers are developing new products and refining the ones they already have. New, innovative steam cleaners with longer battery lives, more room memory, and other features are projected to propel the steam cleaners’ market throughout the forecast period.

Report Coverage

The report “Global Steam Cleaner Market - Forecast (2024-2030)”, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Global Steam Cleaner market.

By Type: Fully Automatic, Semi-Automatic

By Product Type: Upright, Canister, and Handheld

By Power Source: Cord and Cordless

By End Users: Industrial, Car Cleaning, Food Processing, Winery & Brewery, Commercial and janitorial, Weed Removal, Facility Maintenance, and Others

By Geography: North America, South America, Europe, APAC, and RoW

Key Takeaways

  • The APAC region is anticipated to dominate the steam cleaner market with a value share of approximately 35% in 2023, followed by North America with a 32% value share in the steam cleaner market.
  • The cleaning industry has seen a huge shift during the last two years, which was intensified by the COVID-19 outbreak. The necessity of the smart cleaning trend emerged because of its effectiveness as a motivator for employees to return to the workplace. With the use of data-driven smart cleaning, service providers can now give their clients a high-quality service with greater efficiency than ever before.
  • The market for steam cleaners has been growing steadily over the forecast period due to the increasing demand for efficient and eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Steam cleaning offers several benefits, including chemical-free cleaning, effective removal of dirt and grime, and sanitization without the use of harsh chemicals.

By Type - Segment Analysis

The Fully Automatic segment dominated the global steam cleaner market in 2023. The demand for automatic industrial steam cleaners has been steadily increasing due to their ability to provide effective cleaning solutions in a wide range of industrial applications. With a growing emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility, many industries are shifting towards eco-friendly cleaning methods. Automatic steam cleaners are seen as a green alternative to traditional cleaning methods that often involve the use of chemicals and excessive water. An increase in demand for a clean and hygienic food processing environment and, a rise in the number of food-borne illnesses as well as microorganism-caused illnesses are driving the automatic steam cleaner market. Additionally, the increase in awareness about cleanliness and hygiene leads to a rise in demand for automatic steam cleaners’ market which helps in the rapid breakdown of contamination.

By Product Type - Segment Analysis

The Handheld segment dominated the global steam cleaner market in 2023. Handheld steam cleaners offer a variety of advantages, including ease of use, portability, quick and efficient cleaning, and good cost-efficiency. They are increasingly being used in industrial and commercial applications as an environmentally friendly alternative to more traditional cleaning methods which is projected to drive the market growth. Increased usage of the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable intelligent use, and the development of new products that offer quick and easy cleaning solutions. Additionally, manufacturers have been investing in the development of technologically advanced handheld steam cleaners to improve their performance and efficiency, which is further anticipated to drive the market.

By Power Source - Segment Analysis

The Cord segment dominated the global steam cleaner market in 2023. The industrial steam cleaner cord power source market is anticipated to be primarily driven by the need for high-end cleaning equipment for industrial applications. Industrial steam cleaners are used to clean high-value, delicate machinery and equipment in industrial settings, and the need for specialized cords and power sources is growing. Factors driving growth in the market include the increasing prevalence of automation, improved health and safety regulations, and the growing need for efficient and safe cleaning solutions. Vendors in the market are competing to offer specialized solutions that are tailored to the needs of the customers. Additionally, the growing adoption of solar-powered steamer cleaners and other energy sources is likely to lead to an increase in cord-type power sources for industrial steam cleaners. Challenges in the corded power source industrial steam cleaner market may include the need for proper electrical infrastructure, and addressing specific industry requirements.

By End User - Segment Analysis

The Car Cleaning end-user dominated the global steam cleaner market in 2023. The environmental reputation of a steam car wash is excellent. Conserving water is a crucial component. For instance, DetailXPerts steam cleans an average-sized vehicle with less than a pint of water, which represents a major conservation of natural resources. Traditional car washes, such as tunnel car wash, on the other hand, can consume up to 120 gallons of water for each vehicle. Additionally, using steam cleaning eliminates the need for environmentally hazardous poisonous chemical products. The steam's high temperature and strength allow for a thorough cleaning, it efficiently sanitizes car interiors. Because steam is so good at cleaning reusable surgical instruments, hospitals have been using it for a long time. Steam can sterilize at temperatures as high as 132°C (270°F). This temperature will kill dangerous pathogens.

The steam cleaner market has been stimulated by the burgeoning automotive industry. For instance, The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, reports that 8,16,28,533 vehicles are sold globally. Especially for steam car cleaning, the size of the car wash business keeps growing. The new car wash model of a steam car wash has developed into an innovation trend in the context of the world's promotion of the"low-carbon energy-saving, green and environmentally-friendly" technology revolution.

By Geography - Segment Analysis

Asia Pacific region dominated the global steam cleaner market in 2023. The steam cleaner market in APAC has been experiencing significant growth during the forecast period. With the increasing focus on cleanliness and hygiene, steam cleaners have gained popularity as effective and eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Several factors contribute to the growth of the steam cleaner market in APAC. The rising disposable income in countries like China, India, and Japan has led to an increased demand for household appliances, including steam cleaners. Additionally, rapid urbanization and a growing middle-class population have also contributed to market growth. For instance, according to OICA in 2022, in China, the overall car production was 238,36,083 units. The rise in the production of cars is in turn anticipated to drive the steam cleaner market. The adoption of steam cleaners in various sectors such as residential, commercial, and industrial has further fuelled the market.

Drivers - Global Steam Cleaner Market

  • Using Technology Advancements to Innovate the Product
The market has begun a revolutionary path by incorporating anti-microbial technology into product design in response to the growing demand for enhanced hygiene practices. With this innovative feature, these cleaners are more effective than just removing dirt and grime. These cleaners now provide an additional level of cleanliness and safety by greatly improving the eradication of dangerous microorganisms. This product finds a market niche in high-risk locations including healthcare institutions, food processing facilities, and other places where strict cleanliness requirements are necessary.

At the same time, automation assumes a prominent role as a factor in the development of steam cleaning technology. The inclusion of self-cleaning mechanisms in sophisticated steam cleaner models is one of the remarkable advances. Because there is less need for human descaling, these automated systems effectively handle maintenance procedures, preventing mineral buildup and extending machine lifespan. Along with ensuring continuous steam quality, this connection also significantly lessens the maintenance workload. This results in improved user-friendliness and operational efficiency for these cleaners with self-cleaning capabilities, ushering in a new era of automated cleaning solutions.
  • Raising Hygiene Standards in Commercial Environment
Modern cleaning products and techniques that are used all over the world to clean and disinfect hospitals are examples of medical cleaning technology. Ultrasonic cleaning, ultraviolet (UV) ray disinfection, steam disinfectants, and electromagnetic spray technologies are some of these innovative techniques. They also contain the sanitizers and disinfectants needed to clean both the facility's interior and outside surfaces. Patients who are receiving medical or surgical treatment are highly susceptible to contracting healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). One in every twenty-five individuals is predicted to have a health-related infection (HAI). The prevalence of HAUTIs, or healthcare-associated UTIs, as determined by regional research ranges from 12.9% in the United States and 19.6% in Europe to up to 24% in poor nations, according to the NCBI. The market is therefore driven by the rapidly expanding hospitality industry, which is fueled by rising tourism activity and the opening of new resorts and opulent hotels.
  • The Growing Automotive Sector is Propelling the Sector
The market for steam cleaners is being driven by the expanding automobile industry. The automotive market’s growth is also growing due to increased demand for luxury passenger cars, urbanization, and rising infrastructure spending in the economy. Because it uses only the power of steam to clean and sterilize vehicles, vehicle steam cleaning is very efficient. The pressed steam removes stains and grime without leaving behind any harmful residue. Additionally, steam is excellent for sterilizing a car's challenging, challenging-to-reach regions. Air vents, upholstery grooves, and other areas can be readily and effectively steam cleaned. Because steam cleaning is the future of car washing, businesses can see the opportunity to create a successful enterprise. Strong demand will derive from rising middle-class wealth and a sizable young population. IBEF estimates that in March 2023, 20,04,592 passenger vehicles, three-wheelers, two-wheelers, and quadricycles were produced in total. As the automobile sector is poised to rise the market for steam cleaner is also anticipated to rise.

Challenges - Global Steam Cleaner Market

  • Accessibility of Cheap Manual Labor in Developing Nations
The market has significant difficulties due to the low labor cost in emerging nations. Due to the availability of cheap labor, manual laborers like domestic helpers are preferred in nations like China and India over vacuum cleaners and steam cleaners. People can also personalize the cleaning procedure with the aid of housemaids or domestic assistants. As a result, there is still little demand for steam cleaners in these nations. Additionally, low-cost manual laborers are preferred for cleaning commercial areas in the commercial sector. For instance, 40% of businesses globally use temporary workers in their facilities. The informal sector makes up a sizeable and significant component of the workforce and the economy in many developing nations in APAC. 60% of the workforce is employed in the unorganized sector overall. In several of the countries in the region, the labor component of GDP has been dropping. High rates of teenage unemployment and inactivity, rising inequality, and a lack of skilled workers are some of the specific issues.
  • A Lack of Understanding Prevents the Market from Growing
Many consumers may not be fully aware of the benefits and applications of steam cleaners. Educating potential customers about their efficacy, various uses, and advantages over traditional cleaning methods is essential for market growth. A lack of understanding about steam cleaners can indeed be a challenge for the market. Steam cleaners have numerous benefits, such as being an eco-friendly and chemical-free cleaning solution. However, if potential customers are not aware of these advantages or do not understand how steam cleaners work, they may be hesitant to purchase them. Additionally, collaborating with retailers to provide in-store demonstrations can also help potential customers understand the effectiveness and ease of using steam cleaners. Furthermore, partnering with cleaning professionals or offering training sessions for users can help build trust and enhance understanding.

Market Landscape

Agreements, product launches, and acquisitions are key strategies adopted by players in the steam cleaner market. In 2023, the Global Steam Cleaner Market share has been consolidated by the top ten players accounting for 32% of the share. Major players in the steam cleaner market are TECNOVAP, T.P.A. IMPEX SPA, GENERAL VAPEUR SRL (Menikini), SJE Corporation, Ltd., Bieffe s.r.l., Lavorwash S.p.A., Elma Schmidbauer GmbH, Steam Italy, Goodway Technologies Corp., STI srl and others.


  • In 2022, Doman, SRL, one of the manufacturers of dry industrial steam cleaning equipment for commercial and industrial applications, was acquired by Goodway Technologies, one of the global providers of industrial maintenance and cleaning solutions.
  • In 2018, Goodway introduced the GVC-18VAC, a revolutionary, ETL-certified dry steam/vacuum combo that combines award-winning vacuum technology with the efficiency of dry steam cleaning. Commercial cleaning and janitorial, retail, food and beverage, hospitality/property management, and healthcare are just a few of the industries it is perfect for.

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Table of Contents

1. Global Steam Cleaner Market - Market Overview
1.1. Definitions and Scope
2. Global Steam Cleaner Market - Executive Summary
3. Global Steam Cleaner Market - Landscape
3.1. Comparative analysis
3.1.3. Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.4. Patent Analysis - Top Companies
3.1.5. Pricing Analysis
4. Global Steam Cleaner Market - Startup Companies Scenario Premium
4.1. Top Startup Company Analysis by
4.1.1. Investment
4.1.2. Revenue
4.1.3. Market Shares
4.1.4. Market Size and Application Analysis
4.1.5. Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Global Steam Cleaner Market - Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium
5.1. Regulatory Framework Overview
5.2. New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
5.3. Case Studies of Successful Ventures
5.4. Customer Analysis - Top Companies
6. Global Steam Cleaner Market - Market Forces
6.1. Market Drivers
6.2. Market Constraints
6.3. Porters five force model
6.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.3.2. Bargaining Power of Customers
6.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
6.3.4. Rivalry among existing players
6.3.5. Threat of Substitutes
7. Global Steam Cleaner Market -Strategic Analysis
7.1. Value chain analysis
7.2. Opportunities analysis
7.3. Market life cycle
7.4. Suppliers and Distributors Analysis
8. Global Steam Cleaner Market - By Type (Market Size - $ Million)
8.1. Fully Automatic
8.2. Semi-Automatic
9. Global Steam Cleaner Market - By Product Type (Market Size - $ Million)
9.1. Upright
9.2. Canister
9.3. Handheld
10. Global Steam Cleaner Market - By Power Source (Market Size - $ Million)
10.1. Cord
10.2. Cordless
11. Global Steam Cleaner Market - By End User (Market Size - $ Million)
11.1. Industrial
11.2. Car Cleaning
11.3. Food Processing
11.4. Winery & Brewery
11.5. Commercial & Janitorial
11.6. Weed Removal
11.7. Facility Maintenance
11.8. Others
12. Global Steam Cleaner Market - By Geography (Market Size - $ Million)
12.1. North America
12.2. South America
12.3. Europe
12.4. Asia-Pacific
12.5. RoW
13. Global Steam Cleaner Market - Entropy
13.1. New Product Launches
13.2. M&A’s, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
14. Global Steam Cleaner Market Company Analysis
14.1. Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
14.3. T.P.A. IMPEX SPA
14.4. GENERAL VAPEUR SRL (Menikini)
14.5. SJE Corporation, Ltd.
14.6. Bieffe s.r.l.
14.7. Lavorwash S.p.A.
14.8. Elma Schmidbauer GmbH
14.9. Steam Italy
14.10. Goodway Technologies Corp.
14.11. STI srl

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • SJE Corporation, Ltd.
  • Bieffe s.r.l.
  • Lavorwash S.p.A.
  • Elma Schmidbauer GmbH
  • Steam Italy
  • Goodway Technologies Corp.
  • STI srl