The airport cleaning machine market in APAC is expected to reach US$ 930.30 million by 2028 from US$ 581.87 million in 2021. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2021 to 2028. The adoption of autonomous technology has significantly increased over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Airports are employing robots to disinfect the terminals, scrub and clean the floors, and restore passenger confidence. These machines are taking the cleaning burden from humans. Some of them are disinfecting spaces with ultraviolet (UV) light. Additionally, strong potential in developing countries is among the other factors expected to positively influence the growth of the APAC airport cleaning machine market during the forecast period.
Based on application, the surface cleaning segment led the APAC airport cleaning machine market in 2020.Surface cleaning is a key application area for airport cleaning machines.
With the ongoing pandemic, it has become utmost necessary for airport authorities to clean surfaces every hour to ensure proper hygiene and sanitation.The projected increase in passenger traffic, after easing of travel restrictions and lockdown impositions worldwide, would underline the need for regular surface cleaning, thereby creating demand for effective airport cleaning machines.
There are number of mid-size players offering machines for surface cleaning application.
Asia-Pacific constitutes the world’s two most populated countries that are also hubs for manufacturing – India and China.China virtually imposed strict lockdown and social isolation, which almost halted the manufacturing and production for several weeks.
Moreover, the country also suspended the import as well as export of critical raw materials and components, which disrupted the global supply chains in early 2020.India also imposed a nationwide lockdown to keep a check on the growing COVID-19 cases across the country.
As a result, lockdown, and disruption of industrial activities across China and India contributed to the disruption of supply chain of various raw material and goods.However, these countries had to permit the manufacturing of a few essential goods.
Travelling was restricted, and several huge airport expansion and development projects were halted for months. For instance, in India, expansion of Kolkata Airport as well as Bangalore Airport was halted, owing to the pandemic that was at peak in mid-2020. With such halts of major projects, demand for new airport cleaning machine got skewed as well, impacting the India airport cleaning machine market. Similar trend was visible in other parts of the region. Therefore, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Asia Pacific airport cleaning machine market was significant.
The overall APAC airport cleaning machine market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.
The process also serves the purpose of obtaining an overview and forecast for the APAC airport cleaning machine market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.
The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the APAC airport cleaning machine market. Avidbots Corp., Blastrac; BORUM A/S, Multihog Ltd., Nilfisk Group, Roots Multiclean LTD., and SMETS TECHNOLOGY GmbH are a few players operating in the market.