Vehicle wash systems consist of numerous equipment, machinery, and systems that are utilized to cleanse the vehicle with minimum or no human interference. The vehicle wash system requires minimum or no human interference and hence, is a speedy yet cost-effective vehicle cleaning solution. The vehicle wash system is widely employed in developed countries. The vehicle wash process consists of different stages of rinsing, washing, and drying.
Rising consumer demand for quick vehicle wash services is the primary driver for the vehicle wash system market. Automatic car wash saves time and is cost-effective; hence, consumer preference toward adoption of vehicle wash system is rising. Adoption of vehicle wash systems in dealership and garages saves resources and the vehicle’s in-bay time. The vehicle wash systems utilizes comparatively less water and hence, is being increasingly preferred by garages. Rise in consumer affordability and increasing numbers of vehicles on-road is driving the vehicle wash system market. Vehicle wash systems are convenient and involve systematic definite procedures. Conventional hand washing of the vehicle damages the luster and finish of the vehicle. Rising consumer awareness and increasing vehicle maintenance needs to maintain high resale value of the vehicle are expected to boost the vehicle wash system market.
Vehicle wash system has high initial purchase cost and maintenance cost, which act as a key factor retraining the market. Failure in machine operations is likely to halt the washing process and consequently, is projected to incur high loss.
The global vehicle wash system market can be segmented based on type, process, vehicle, sales channel, and region. Based on system, the vehicle wash system market can be classified into gantry car wash, conveyor car wash, self-service car wash, and others. The conveyor car wash segment is expanding considerably, as this washing system is being increasingly adopted due to its efficiency. Automatic conveyors are effective, yet environment-friendly, as they ensure optimal usage of water and proper segregation of solid waste. Increasing environmental awareness is boosting the demand for conveyor wash system.
In terms of process, the vehicle wash system market can be split into cloth friction car wash and touch less car wash. The touch less car wash system is compact and relatively inexpensive. The touch less car wash system is however a slow process with pressurized jets used to remove dirt. The cloth friction car wash system is expected to expand at a prominent growth rate, as it provides better cleaning and quick service.
Based on vehicle type, the vehicle wash system market can be bifurcated into passenger vehicle, light commercial vehicle, and heavy commercial vehicle. The passenger vehicle segment accounts for a major share of the vehicle wash system market, in terms of revenue.
In terms of sales channel, the vehicle wash system market can be split into OE and aftermarket. The OE segment held a higher market share due to rising new purchase by auto dealers, and workshops.
Based on region, the global vehicle wash system market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.
Key players operating in the global vehicle wash system market are Daifuku Co., Ltd., WashTec AG, Istobal, S.A., PECO Car Wash Systems, Washworld, Inc., and D&S Car Wash Equipment Company.
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