Cleaning Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

$3900 - Single Copy or $7800 - Web Posting | Report # SH26141663 | 359 Pages | 135 Tables and Figures | 2014
  • Key Topics
  • Cleaning Robots
  • Cleaning RobotForecasts
  • Cleaning Robot Market
  • Shares
  • Cleaning Robot
  • Vacuum Cleaning Robot
  • Cleaning RobotRenewable
  • Energy
  • Vacuum Sensors Cleaning
  • Robot
  • Cleaning RobotAdvances In
  • Technology
  • Cleaning Robot Saves
  • Shipping Costs
  • Cleaning Robot Saves Space
  • Cleaning Robot Innovation
  • Modular Robot Structure
  • Chain / Tree Architectures
  • Pool Cleaners
  • Markets grow to $9 billion as full market penetration is reached
  • New battery technology makes units last longer without recharging
  • Units can cover a range of floor coverings

Market Opportunity

  • Units cover multiple rooms without recharging
  • Units are smaller and have more suction than ever before
  • Units promise to become more specialized operating cost effectively

Market Challenges

  • Improving battery size and weight
  • Managing navigation of stairs and thresholds
  • Managing navigation between chair legs and over wires

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (November 1, 2014) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has 
published a new study Cleaning Robots: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 
2020. The 2014 study has 319 pages, 109 tables and figures. Worldwide Cleaning Robots markets are 
increasingly diversified, poised to achieve significant growth as new technology is used in every part of 
the home. 

The automated process revolution in business process and communications is being extended to home 
cleaning robots. Household robot market driving forces are aspects of automated process applied to the 
home for achieving better use of time, creating more time for people. Using robots to replace manual 
cleaning is a compelling shift in managing a household. Robots for cleaning are very useful.

Robots automating cleaning systems give a chance to run the vacuum every day and keep the home 
cleaner while at the same time leaving more time for leisure activities. Innovation is the result of ongoing 
performance improvement in the areas of product development and customer support. Markets have 
increasing competition. Products from market leading vendors continue to compete favorably. New 
products and enhancements provide ease of use. Better batteries let products run for longer periods.

The principal competitive factors in the market for cleaning robots include performance, cost of 
purchase, length batteries work, and total cost of system operation. The cost of unit maintenance and 
support is a competitive aspect. Products compete based on ease of use, integration with existing 
equipment, quality, reliability, customer support, brand, and reputation.

Robotics related innovations improve demand. Robots for cleaning address a broader part of the 
potential customer base as the technology matures. Use of robots for cleaning is becoming more 
accepted. Products are becoming more diverse. With the technical improvements in sensors, 
visualization, and in the fields of robotic hobby, recreation, and warfare, robots are becoming less 
expensive and more adaptive to the cleaning task.

The rise of futuristic cutting edge industries and the decline of manufacturing industries gives rise to 
market conditions that support the evolution of more elaborate, smaller, less expensive cleaning robots. 
The robot industry today is expanding from industrial areas to fields where robots can be used in the 
same areas with humans. 

Robots have gained credibility and higher adoption rates for home cleaning. 

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the study, “The 
opportunity to participate in home cleaning robot markets is broadly open as the technologies are 
available to construct a system. In the case of personal robots cleaning functions are accompanied by 
medical, welfare, education, service, and educational functional capabilities. The robot industry follows 
the semiconductor industry. Sales in 2013 for home cleaning robots are small compared to what will be 
achieved by 2020. The home cleaning industry market is anticipated to expand to the size of a $9 billion
market as every household is equipped with one or more cleaning robots. Cleaning robots will achieve 
their fair share of this.”

Vacuum cleaner robots are forecast to grow rapidly from $981 million in 2013 to $2.6 billion by 2020 
because units provide automated process that implements effective cleaning power. Vacuuming with the 
added convenience of automated performance is sure to fill the gap for people who have less available 
time to clean their homes. 

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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders
  • iRobot
  • LG
  • Samsung
  • Ecovacs
  • Toshiba
  • Philips
  • Yujin
Market Participants
  • Bandai
  • Coroware
  • Dyson
  • Electrolux
  • Fluidra
  • Google
  • Hanool Robotics
  • Hayward
  • iRobot
  • Karcher
  • KumoTek
  • Kyosho
  • LG
  • Lilin Group
  • Mamirobot
  • Matsutek
  • Metapo
  • Microbric
  • Miele
  • MSI
  • Neato Robotics
  • NEC
  • P3
  • Parallax
  • Pentair
  • Samsung
  • Surveyor
  • Yujin Robot
  • Zodiac Pool Systems

Report Methodology

This is the 614th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary databases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Author

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

$3900 - Single Copy or $7800 - Web Posting | Report # SH26141663 | 359 Pages | 135 Tables and Figures | 2014