GCC's laundry sector to grow 20% over 2015
Growth of region’s laundry industry influenced significantly by increase of projects within the construction, hospitality and healthcare sectors.
According to research conducted by the Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW) team with industry experts, the laundry service industry is expected to grow 20% over 2015.
The linen care market will particularly gain traction amidst the expanding construction, hospitality and healthcare sectors.
Commenting on the linen care industry, Alireza Najmechi, CEO, Natronic International Inc, shared: “As there are so many projects in process, as well as the incoming EXPO 2020 and with the government emphasizing on boosting tourism and rise of many hotels, we are anticipating consistent growth at least for the next five years.”
Additionally, MECTW reports that the hospitality sector, thanks to Qatar 2022 and Dubai’s clinching of the Expo 2020, is expected to grow significantly. In order to meet rising demand, Qatar will need to add approximately 45,000 rooms. Similarly in Dubai, the nation will need to launch 280 hotels.
As linens and towels are vital products critical to day-to-day operations for both the hospitality and healthcare sector, companies will need to prepare for large-scale laundry demand. Growth is expected across services, such as accessories for institutional laundry, commercial, linen and chemical suppliers, as well as dyeing equipment.
Jayaraman Nair, Chairman, VIS said, “Keeping this growing sector in thought, the Middle East Cleaning Technology Week aims at reinforcing the Middle East’s position as one of the world’s leading commercial cleaning industry in terms of quality, innovation and environmental responsibility.”
MECTW is set to take place from 2 - 4 November, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Both laundry and car wash platforms are expected to be introduced at the upcoming event.