The Global Car Wash Ancillary Products Market: Increasing environmental regulations prohibiting residential car washing practices are anticipated to expand the customer base for professional car washes, thereby driving the demand for ancillary products.

Published Date: 16/05/2021

The Global Car Wash Ancillary Products Market size was valued at USD 670.34 million in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 772.10 million in 2027 with a growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.36% from 2020 to 2027. Demand for car wash services has been rising over the past decade due to their increased convenience and a greater array of budget and luxury options. Increasing environmental regulations prohibiting residential car washing practices are anticipated to expand the customer base for professional car washes, thereby driving the demand for ancillary products. The market growth is primarily attributed to the increasing focus of consumers on vehicle maintenance and rising spending power. Busy schedules and time constraints have also led to consumers giving their vehicles to professional car washes rather than cleaning them at home.

Growing demand for a quick car wash has resulted in the demand for ancillary products that enable car wash owners and distributors to achieve this goal. Express car wash services are installed with equipment that can wash cars faster and this has been attracting those who are frequently on the road or who do not have the time for a full-service wash. In line with this trend, there has been a rising demand for In-Bay Automatic or Conveyor/Tunnel washes.

There has also been an increasing inclination of people to opt for professional car washes instead of DIY or at-home washes, which is supporting the growth of ancillary products among car wash operators. According to the International Car Wash Association (ICA), over 2 million cars are washed every year in North America. This scenario predicts the increasing movement of manufacturers producing ancillary products for car wash service operators.

In terms of revenue, bay doors dominated the car wash ancillary products market with a share of 26.3% in 2020. This is attributed to its importance in the car wash industry, where they are important to keep out freezing winds and maintain hot/cold temperatures. Many car washes across the globe experience periods of extremely cold weather, prompting owners and operators to consider the need for doors on their carwash bays. In addition, bay doors provide security for customers as well as equipment. Most car washes are located in highly populated areas and many countries or cities have noise ordinances that must be adhered to. In this scenario, bay doors are proven to reduce the noise generated by car wash equipment.

In terms of revenue, offline distribution channels dominated the market with a share of 85.7% in 2020 and is expected to maintain its lead throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to higher demand for ancillary products through manufacturers, distributors, and dealers. Most car wash service providers prefer to buy ancillary products through offline channels due to the easy availability of a range of products, the ability to request customization, and excellent customer service offered by them. In addition, product guidance and assistance, in-house and on-site training, installation, 24/7 technical support, and repair services offered by this sales channel drive customers’ preference. Numerous car wash operators and owners procure equipment from manufacturers and distributors as there is a variation in pricing when procured in bulk. Moreover, the growing demand for customized car wash ancillary equipment is supporting sales via offline mode.

The car wash Ancillary market is segmented on the basis of product, distribution channel and region. By product the market is divided into Car Wash Vacuum System, RO Systems, Bay Doors, Water Softeners, Entry/Payment Systems, Others. By distribution channel the market is divided into Offline, Online.
North America dominated the market for car wash ancillary products with a share of 38.7% in 2020. Increasing number of car wash/service centers and declining home car washes are acting as major factors for market growth. Moreover, the trend of on-demand car wash is driving consumer preference towards professional car washing rather than home washing. The shift from ‘do-it-yourself’ to ‘do-it-for-me’ is a major trend observed among consumers with hectic lifestyles and busy schedules.

Asia Pacific is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 2.7% over the forecast period. Increasing car sales in the region, particularly in India, Thailand, New Zealand, and Singapore, is drawing the need for car wash service operators, thereby spurring the adoption of ancillary products. Moreover, increasing luxury car sales in India and China will exhibit higher penetration of automated and touchless car wash equipment owing to increased focus on car maintenance.

Ezytek Clean Pvt. Ltd.; Mr. Nozzle Inc.; AutoVac Industrial Vacuum & Air Systems; GinSan Industries; Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC; WashTec AG; Vacutech LLC; Eurovac; Fragramatics; JE Adams Industries, Ltd.; PurClean (New Wave Industries); Huron Valley Sales, Inc.; Velocity Water Works, LLC; Airlift Doors, Inc.; Goff's Enterprises Inc.; Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.; AVW Equipment Company, Inc.; Extractomat; Carolina Pride Carwash Systems & Solutions; CustomKraft Industries Inc.