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Warewashing Equipment Market Size, By Product (Boosters Heaters, Dishwashers, Glasswashers, Sinks, Conveyor Dishwashers), By Solution (Detergent, Rinse Aids, Sanitizer), By Sales Channel (Offline, Online), By End-Use (Full-Service Restaurant, Quick Service Restaurant, Hotels, Hospitals, Schools, College and University, Prison, Theme Park), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI5044
  • Published Date: Apr 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Warewashing Equipment Market Size

Warewashing Equipment Market size was valued at over USD 3 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% between 2021 and 2027. The market data displays a strong growth potential for warewashing equipment due to growing awareness among end-users associated with the cleanliness of the wares.

Warewashing Equipment Market Overview

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Warewashing systems or machines, such as dishwashers, glasswashers, boosters, sinks, and others, are used in kitchens for cleaning wares and dishes. The equipment reduces the manual work and enhances the overall cleaning process using different solutions, such as detergents, sanitizers, and rinse aids, to eliminate dirt and germs on the dishes.

The increasing number of full-service restaurants and hotels across the globe is contributing to the rising demand for warewashing equipment. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), in 2019, the restaurant industry sales reached approximately USD 863 billion in the U.S., providing an impetus to the warewashing equipment growth. Warewashing equipment is primarily used in restaurants & food joints to clean utensils and other kitchen equipment. The use of professionally-designed and efficient cleaning equipment mitigates the growth of bacteria, germs and ensures that utensils are safe and sterile to be reused, driving the market growth.

The growing trend of adopting sustainable business practices by hotels and restaurants across different regions worldwide is fueling the market expansion. Independent operators and large restaurant chains are focusing on reducing their energy and water consumption significantly. The use of efficient kitchen equipment is increasingly becoming a part of restaurant policies and standard operating procedures. The government policies and regulations are also playing a vital role in impelling the warewashing equipment.

One of the major factors hampering the industry growth in the growing economies including India, South Korea, and Indonesia is the presence of inexpensive labor. The small and medium size hotels hire labor at low cost to clean the dishes and other utensils due to high initial investments in warewashing equipment. To overcome the cost issue, industry players are investing in R&D to reduce the overall cost of equipment, which is expected to spur the market during the forecast timeline.

The warewashing equipment market across the globe witnessed a slowdown in 2020, owing to the impact of the pandemic on the food equipment and electronics industry. The sluggish growth in the market can be credited to the heavily impacted manufacturing capabilities of equipment and appliance manufacturing companies, component providers, and disruptions in supply chain during the first two quarters of 2020. The decreasing purchasing power of end-users of warewashing equipment is also one of the major factors responsible for the market slowdown.

Warewashing Equipment Market Analysis

The booster heaters will observe 5.5% growth rate through 2027 led by rising demand from the end-users to remove the stain and grease from the surface of the wares and maintain the hygiene standards. The ability of booster heaters to heat rinse water up to the required temperature levels to achieve the proper cleaning of utensils is supporting their market representation. Advancements in booster heater designs such as the use of environmental-friendly CFC/HCFC-free closed-cell foam insulation prevent stand-by heat loss and lower energy consumption and operating costs of the product, contributing to the market progression.

Warewashing Equipment Market Size

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The online sale channel captured 10% of the warewashing equipment market share in 2020. The online sales channel enables customers to purchase products directly from online websites at lower costs due to the absence of intermediary agents. It allows users to compare product specifications, costs, and the design of different brands, saving their valuable time, thereby driving the market value. The increasing demand from tech-savvy customers for instant access to product information, on-the-go comparison, price, convenience, and selection is influencing the segment growth.

The detergent segment exceeded USD 2 billion in 2020. Powerful dishwashing detergents are used in all commercial warewashing equipment where deep cleaning of kitchenware and metal utensils is required. Detergents are suitable for both low & high-temperature operating dish machines and glasswashers. They are effective against oil & grease, heavy food build-ups, and stains & soil impurities. These solutions reduce water surface tension, which help the equipment to thoroughly clean the utensils, showing a positive outlook on the market growth.

The full-service restaurants segment held more than 25% of the market share in 2020. Full-service restaurants make use of commercial dishwashers & glasswashers as they can wash a large number of dishes at any given time compared to manual washing of soiled utensils. This provides opportunities for staff to spend and invest more time in customer service, improving the efficiency and customer experience, which is showing a positive market trend in the restaurant sector.

APAC Warewashing Equipment Market

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The Asia Pacific warewashing equipment market size was over USD 650 million in 2020 on account of growing disposable income and spending capacity in countries including India, China, and Japan. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the Chinese disposable income accounted for USD 5,929.1 in 2018 compared to USD 5,177.2 in 2017. Rising population and development of the hospitality industry across the country are contributing to the growth of warewashing equipment.

Warewashing Equipment Market Share

The prominent companies in this market include:

  • Illinois Food Equipment Group
  • Miele
  • AB Electrolux
  • Dover Corporation
  • Ali Group S.r.L
  • The Middleby Corporation
  • Jackson WWS
  • Fujimak Corporation 

Market players focus on new product launches and technological innovations to enhance their sales and offerings to the changing customer demands.

The warewashing equipment market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2021 to 2027 for the following segments:

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Market, By Product:

  • Boosters heaters
  • Dishwashers
  • Glasswashers
  • Sinks
  • Conveyor dishwashers
  • Others

Market, By Solution:

  • Detergent
  • Rinse aids
  • Sanitizer

Market, By Sales Channel

  • Online
  • Offline

Market, By End-Use

  • Full-service restaurant
  • Quick service restaurant
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • College and University
  • Prison
  • Theme Park
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market for warewashing equipment had reached over USD 3 billion during 2020 and could register steady gains at a CAGR of 4.5% through 2027.

The demand for booster heaters will increase at a 5.5% CAGR up to 2027 owing to their ability to heat rinse water up to the desired temperature and achieve proper cleaning.

The detergent segment reached USD 2 billion in 2020 and will grow as powerful dishwashing detergents are used in all major commercial warewashing equipment.

The online channel accounted for about 10% sales during 2020 and will grow in popularity as online platforms allow customers to purchase equipment conveniently at lower costs.

Full-service restaurants held over 25% market share in 2020 and the segment will expand due to wide use of commercial dishwashers and glasswashers in these restaurants.

The market for warewashing equipment in Asia Pacific reached USD 650 million in 2020 and is expanding due to rising disposable income in China, Japan, and India.

Warewashing Equipment Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 237
  • Countries covered: 15
  • Pages: 170
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