Category Intelligence on Cleanroom Gowning and Work Apparel US covers the following
The uniform service market is expected to grow at a 2-3% annual rate through 2020. North America is a highly matured market with regards to the cleanroom gowning and work apparel service.
Commercial and industrial uniform services include the rental and laundering of garments, and the provision of dust- removal and cleaning services and supplies such as mats, mops and rugs. Services are typically provided using vehicle fleets and offsite laundries
Uniform Rental and Laundry services market in North America is highly consolidated and matured. The trend is towards consolidation. The market players are majorly into Rental, which means rental model continues to dominate. Holistic service capability catering to a large number of requirements is present with large players such as Cintas, Aramark. There is lack of emerging players who can provide an end-to-end portfolio required by the industry.
Approximately 90% of the pharmaceutical companies in North America use renting model to source the cleanroom garments and work apparel.
Most organizations prefer rental model over buying or leasing; although suppliers are capable of providing all models.
Garments are priced per item regardless of the usage, while process and maintenance activities are billed based on the usage of the wearer.
The optimal contract period followed by buyers in North America and Canada are 3-5 years.
Uniform rental and laundry services industry in North America has a mix of small, mid sized and large suppliers. The market is witnessing consolidation now. Top suppliers like Aramark, Cintas, UniFirst and other top players account for 40% of the market share.
Overall, the region is highly matured in terms of sourcing and cleaning of garments.
The industry is moving towards outsourcing non-core activities and focusing more on the core and strategic activity. Hence, the drivers towards outsourcing/ renting cleanroom gowns and work apparel are significant.
Buying garments is an ever growing expense that will always follow an upward trend, which will ultimately result in high inventory and total cost for the company. Best in class organizations choose between Renting or Leasing.
Since most of the rental players offer laundry services, the overall management becomes lesser for the organization. Hence, organizations are choosing renting over leasing.