Vehicle Wash System Market

Vehicle Wash System Market Analysis Report By System Type (Tunnel, Roll Overs, Touch-less Vehicle wash system), By Process (Cloth Friction, Touchless), By Application, By End-User, By Region - Global Insights 2022-2031

Analysis of Vehicle Wash System market covering 30+ countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Vehicle Wash System Market Growth Outlook

The global vehicle wash system market is estimated at USD 3.4 Billion in 2022 and is forecast to surpass USD 6.3 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2032.

The global vehicle wash system market accounts for ~1% of the global automotive repair and maintenance services market in 2022. The global vehicle wash system market is estimated to have an absolute $ opportunity of USD 2.9 Billion during the assessment period of 2022-2032.

The vehicle wash system market is expected to increase by 2.1X during the forecast years owing to the rising inclination of consumers towards automation and the easier washing and cleaning of vehicles.

Report Attributes


Base Year Value (2021A)

USD 3.2 Billion

Estimated Year Value (2022E)

USD 3.4 Billion

Projected Year Value (2032F)

USD 6.3 Billion

Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)

CAGR 6.2%

North America Market Share in 2021


North America Growth Rate (2022-2032)

CAGR 7.1%

Collective Value Share (US, Germany, China) 2022: Top 3 Countries


Top 5 Companies Market Share in 2021


Key Companies Profiled

  • Coleman Hanna
  • Wash Tec Group
  • Aquarama
  • Sonny’s Enterprises, Inc.
  • Ryko Solutions, Inc.
  • PDQ Vehicle Wash Systems
  • Autec, Inc.
  • Oasis Car Wash Systems
  • Aerowash AB
  • Aquafrisch, S.L.
  • Ross and White
  • Westmatic Corporation
  • KKE Wash Systems
  • Otto Christ AG
  • Washworld, Inc.

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2017-2021 Global Vehicle Wash System Market Outlook in Comparison to 2022-2032 Growth Forecast

The vehicle wash system market is driven by consumer behavior, where advanced vehicle wash technologies are adopted at a greater rate than conventional ones. The vehicle wash systems are in great demand in regions of North America and Europe, while emerging economies of Asia-Pacific provides lucrative opportunities for the manufacturers for growth.

With the fruitful invention of vehicle washing system, the tasks of washing and cleaning vehicles has become easier, and the continuous increment in industrialization is key growth factor for the market.

Fact.MR projects the vehicle wash system market is expected to witness exhibiting growth at 6.2% CAGR during 2022-2032 in comparison to a CAGR of 3.7% with which it grew from 2017 to 2021.

Vehicle Wash System Gaining Dominance over Traditional Car Wash

Earlier, consumers used to go for traditional car wash systems that included in-bay automatic, full-service and self-service systems. However, the vehicle wash system industry is undergoing a gradual shift wherein, consumers are increasingly preferring convenience and automation, leading to demand express exterior and flex-service vehicle wash systems. This is expected to provide a gain of 275 BPS during the forecast period of 2022-2032.

Moreover, manufacturers and investors in a quest to maximize their profitability, are offering high-quality services to customers. For instance, automated express and flex-serve vehicle wash systems require minimal labor to operate and deliver greater output. This is estimated to push the demand for vehicle wash outlets by 1/4th i.e. ~25% of current demand levels, during the forecast years of 2022-2032.

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Do-it-for-Me in Vehicle Wash System Market

Several automobile owners look for speed and convenience for maintenance and repair services owing to the enhanced purchasing capacity. They choose an automated vehicle wash system over the traditional vehicle wash. This is giving rise to the Do-it-for-Me washing trend.

Moreover, with increasing awareness about environmental conservation, vehicle owners are choosing providers who are providing sustainable solutions in their offerings. This is likely to enhance market growth by 2.3X over the assessment years of 2022-2032.

Touchless Wash Systems Penetrating the Market

The touchless vehicle wash system under the exterior vehicle wash system technology is witnessing enhanced preference by consumers owing to the delicate surface of vehicle paint. It offers efficient cleaning, along with quick and affordable washing services, which is estimated to increase the market demand by ~20% in the coming years.

For instance, LaserWash 360 Plus wash system by PDQ Vehicle Wash Systems is a touch-free vehicle wash system, which responds to vehicle models with greater speed and efficiency and provides cleaning like that of a soft-touch car wash or conventional wash.

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Enhanced Customization in Vehicle Wash Systems

The automotive industry has witnessed the launch of diverse automobile models in the past decade owing to innovative technological transformations. The diversity in vehicle models has rendered the approach of ‘one-size-fits-all’ completely futile. Therefore, leading service providers are adopting advanced techniques to deliver customized, affordable vehicle wash system services to provide a better consumer experience.

For instance, the use of sonar technology efficiently determines the locations of different vehicle parts, which in turn avoids pseudo detection. This is estimated to provide a gain of 145 BPS to the vehicle wash systems market during the forecast years of 2022-2032.

Full-Service Business More Appealing

Escalating preference for sustainable and automation solutions by consumers have driven operators to invest in full-service vehicle wash systems. Automated car wash or full-service car wash is approximately 16X times more profitable than the self-service system, as it involves a predefined cleaning procedure and fixed expenditure is involved. This is likely to drive the market demand by nearly ~23% in forecast years.

Weather Conditions Posing Challenges to Overall Profitability

Weather conditions play the role of a determiner of the industry as the rainy weather almost quells the business of the vehicle wash system industry, whereas sunny days presents profitable opportunities. While vehicle wash system operators are adopting ways to maintain overall profitability, weather conditions continue to hamper business growth and profitability by 0.7X.

Region-wise Insights

Which region offers the most lucrative opportunity for the Vehicle Wash System Market?

North America and Europe represent the most lucrative markets for vehicle wash systems. Both regions collectively account for nearly 46% of the vehicle wash system market share. The ownership of vehicle wash by small and medium-sized companies in the North American region and the ownership of vehicle wash by medium and large-sized petroleum companies in the European region is attributed to the growth of the market.

Additionally, the vehicle wash system is expected to show a 1.9X growth in the economies of China, Japan and South-East Asia in the Asia-Pacific region, attributed to the escalating demand for vehicle wash systems in multiple industries of aerospace, mining etc.

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Category-wise Insights

Which system type is expected to show more growth in Vehicle Wash System Market in coming years?

Roll overs currently holds 33.4% of the overall market share and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast years of 2022-2032. The higher demand is attributed to the efficiency of roll overs. And, as end-users are shifting their focus towards efficiency, the demand is likely to grow.

However, pressure washers, which currently holds 26.4% of the market share is likely to outsell other segments in system type segment. This is attributed to the affordability offered by the pressure washers, due to which the segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% in the coming years.

Which application type is expected to show highest sales valuation in Vehicle Wash System Market?

The automotive segment under application type which currently holds 34.2% of the overall market share is expected to dominate the highest sales valuation during the forecast period of 2022-2032. This is attributed to the enhanced demand for repair and maintenance for vehicles and using advanced washing machinery and equipment. This segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast years of 2022-2032.

Competitive Landscape: Top Companies in Vehicle Wash System Market

The global vehicle wash system market is highly fragmented and competitive owing to the existence of many domestic and regional players. Various marketing strategies are adopted by key players such as mergers and acquisitions, expansions, collaborations and partnerships.

Also, new product development as a strategic approach is adopted by the leading companies to upscale their market presence among consumers. These strategies have resulted in the incorporation of advanced vehicle wash system.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about price points of top manufacturers of vehicle wash system market positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion in the recently published report.

For instance:

  1. Wilcomatic Wash Systems, a specialist in vehicle washing operation, was acquired by Westbridge Capital in 2019, to support its global growth. The company provides a wide range of products and services for multiple sectors, now has more than 2,000 car wash installations worldwide and serves more than 8 million vehicles every year. 
  2. BlueWave Express Car Wash was ranked 14 by Professional Carwashing and Detailing magazine, in the 2020 Top 50 US Conveyor Chain List. The company offers many amenities such as a free vacuum service in addition to a low-cost wash price that helps it to stand out from the competition in the market. 

Global Vehicle Wash System Market by Category

  • By System Type :

    • Tunnel
    • Roll Overs
    • Touch-less
    • Pressure Washer
  • By Process :

    • Cloth Friction Vehicle Wash System
    • Touchless Vehicle Wash System
  • By Application :

    • Automotive
      • Passenger Vehicle
      • Commercial Vehicle
    • Railways
    • Aerospace
    • Off Highway
  • By End-User :

    • Independent
    • Franchised Service Station
    • Authorized Car Dealership
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia
    • Oceania
    • MEA

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The global value of vehicle wash system market is estimated to be worth over USD 3.4 Billion in 2022.

The demand is anticipated to surpass USD 6.3 Billion by 2032 end.

During 2017-2021, global vehicle wash system market grew at 3.7% CAGR.

Some of the prominent players in vehicle wash system market are Coleman Hanna, Wash Tec Group, Aquarama, Somny’s Enterprises, Inc., Ryko Solutions, Inc., PDQ Vehicle Wash Systems, Autec, Inc. etc.

North America tops the global vehicle wash system market accounting for 24.8% of global market share in 2022.

Roll overs under system type contributes 33.4% of market share in global sales of vehicle wash system.

Vehicle Wash System Market

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