|SIC Codes:||7211 7212|
|NAICS Codes:||812310 812320|
Companies in this industry operate self-service laundry facilities or provide dry cleaning, specialty cleaning and full-service laundering services. Major US companies include Coinmach Service, Mac-Gray, and Martin Franchises.
Demand is related to consumer income. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and favorable store locations. Large dry cleaning companies can achieve economies of scale by using centralized cleaning operations to serve multiple retail locations. Small companies can compete successfully by owning favorable locations or providing special services. The US dry cleaning segment is highly fragmented: the 50 largest firms generate less than 10 percent of revenue. The US coin-laundry segment is fragmented: the 50 largest firms generate about 40 percent of revenue.
Retail laundry and dry cleaning services account for about 70 percent of industry revenue; laundromats account for about 30 percent.Buy Now