Disinfection Robot Market

Global Market Study on Disinfection Robots: Higher Uptake being Witnessed Across Hospital Settings

Disinfection Robot Market Segmented By Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour, Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Robots Product with Semi-autonomous, Fully Autonomous Disinfection Robots Tecnology

  • June-2021
  • PMRREP22822
  • 262 Pages
  • Healthcare

Market Snapshot

Newly released data from Persistence Market Research’s analysis shows that global demand for disinfection robots enjoyed year-on-year (YoY) growth of 14.5% in 2021, with 10,753 units sold in the year. Ultraviolet light robots are expected to surge at around 15% CAGR to reach around 38,846 units by 2031, while demand for hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) robots will rise at around 11% CAGR to reach 2,871 units in 2031.

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  • Xenex Disinfection Services, LLC
  • Nevoa Inc.
  • Ultraviolet Devices, Inc.
  • Rubedo sistemos
  • Blue Ocean Robotics Norway AsP
  • Bioquell, Inc.
  • Skytron, LLC.

Disinfection Robots Industry Survey Addresses:

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Disinfection Robotsand How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

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Industry Analysis of Disinfection Robots from 2016 to 2020 Vs Demand Outlook for 2021 to 2031

Market growth in terms of CAGR from 2016 to 2020 for disinfection robots has been observed over 12.2%, wherein, ultraviolet light robots had the highest market share of around 87.3% in 2020.

Adoption of disinfectant robots has been extensively increasing after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. These robots are designed to effectively disinfect hospitals and other public areas using various technologies.

After the outbreak, manufacturers are seeing vast opportunities to make their business stand out from competitors, and, as a result, they are coming up with a broad range of products. Many manufacturing, as well as disinfection service companies, have entered the market and are coming up with innovative, advanced technologies and software.

Over the forecast period of 2021-2031, the market is expected to expand at around 15% CAGR.

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What are Key Opportunities Awaiting Disinfection Robot Manufacturers?

Rising risk of spread of HAIs has soared demand for advanced disinfection facilities in various settings. The outbreak of novel coronavirus has increased the sales of companies that were already there in the disinfection robots landscape.

Many companies are entering the market after COVID-19 with innovative technologies, due to which, sales have increased exponentially by 3X to 4X. Companies are likely to observe steady growth post-COVID as well to prevent the environment against any kind of future outbreaks and infections.

Further, adoption of advanced well-designed portable robots will open doors to new lucrative opportunities for manufacturers to grow in this market. Increasing spending on healthcare infrastructure will attract manufacturers to provide requirements and specifications to establish technologically advanced and customized disinfection robots.

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What is the Main Restraining Factor for Disinfection Robot Suppliers?

High cost of disinfection robots is one of the foremost restraints of the market. These robots range from US$ 45,000 to US$ 125,000, which is a costly option for disinfecting purposes. Furthermore, repair and maintenance cost of these robot is very high, along with the availability of alternate sanitizing machines.

Post-pandemic outbreak, global demand for disinfection robots has increased rapidly, and has projected shortages of these devices in various low-income countries. Due to stringent regulations for ensuring safety, disinfection efficacy, and stringent restrictions, several companies are struggling to launch their products across regions.

How Will Rising Infectious Diseases and Growing Investments Create Opportunities for Disinfection Robot Manufacturers?

Disinfectant robots are believed to have control over the spread of infectious diseases. The novel COVID-19 outbreak has efficaciously proven that these robots can effectively disinfect hospitals and other public areas using various. Thus, to meet global demand, companies are pioneering advanced technologies with various customized disinfection robots for extensive benefits across various spaces.

Such developments are considerably increasing investments and funding across various spheres. For instance, Wyoming’s State Loan and Investment Board funded around US$1.2 Mn to the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in coronavirus relief grants, from which, around US$248,594 has been granted for UV robots.

Thus, such fundings and investments have surged the adoption of disinfection robots across countries, which, in turn, is expected to offer lucrative opportunities for manufacturers to penetrate the market.


Country-wise Insights

What Makes the U.S. a Huge Market for Disinfection Robots?

Insights into the disinfection robots market reveal that, the U.S. holds a dominant position in North America with a total market share of 93.2%, and is projected to witness high growth throughout the forecast period.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a survey of acute care hospitals found that, 1 in 25 patients has at least 1 HAI and 75,000 deaths per year are due to HAIs. Furthermore, another industrial survey also claimed that around 5 -10% of patients acquire a new infection in hospitals, while millions of people die from these infections each year globally.

This large population suffering from HAIs and the recent COVID-19 outbreak have compelled most hospitals to invest in robotic technologies and prevent these infections.

What is the Market Scenario of Disinfection Robots in Germany?

Germany leads the European market for disinfection robots, and will exhibit growth of over 16% CAGR during the forecast period. The factor contributing to this high growth is the high number of patient suffering from HAIs every year, with more than 1,000 patients dying from the same.

Why is China an Emerging Market for Disinfection Robots?

China dominates the East Asia market with a 49% share, and is expected to surge over the next ten years as far as disinfection robots sales forecast is concerned.

At the initial phase of the pandemic in China, COVID-19 was characterized by pneumonia, with associated symptoms such as fever, dry cough, and fatigue. HAIs were widely spread due to their highly infectious nature. Healthcare worker shortage and restrictions on human contact in hospital environments were seen.

This has uplifted demand for disinfection robots, and the market in China is set to surge at 18.6% CAGR through 2031.

How Lucrative is the U.K. Market for Disinfection Robot Manufacturers?

The U.K. holds a significant position in the region of Europe, with the market valued at US$ 85.4 Mn in 2021,anda high CAGR of 15.7% expected.

In the U.K., rising prevalence of COVID-19 infections has influenced disinfection robot demand. Adoption of disinfection robots will also remain significantly high during the forecast period. This is due to fact that many healthcare facilities, commercial establishments, airports, and railway stations are rushing toward adopting new innovative solutions to maintain high standards throughout the pandemic.

What is the Outline of the Disinfection Robots Market in India?

India dominates the South Asia market with a current market share of 48.5%, and will witness dominance throughout the forecast period at a growth rate of 14%. Rising healthcare spending is expected to boost the market for disinfection robots in the country.

Over the years, there has been an increase in HAIs among patients in India. Infections are caused due to lack of compliance with guidelines, such as hand hygiene, use of outdated technology, and more, which leads to morbidity, mortality and also increased financial burden among patients.

According to government numbers, India tested over 374 million potential COVID-19 patients as of June 2021. The number of people infected with the virus is high across the country, which was hit with a second wave in March 2021, leading to collapse of the healthcare system. Disinfection robots will play a vital role in the containment of the virus in the country.

Category-wise Insights

Why is Demand for Ultraviolet Light Robots Higher?

Ultraviolet light robots accounted for a leading market share of more than 85% in 2020, owing to increasing demand for UV technology for disinfection services, as it effectively kills viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.

This technology is cost-effective as it reduces the burden of manual cleaning and also saves time. The market has witnessed rapid growth in demand for ultraviolet light robots from healthcare facilities in the last 7-8 months, mainly due to the COVID19 outbreak.

Why Fully-autonomous Technology Highly South-after in Disinfection Robots?

Fully-autonomous technology holds a significant revenue share of 81%, owing to higher efficiency and low human interaction while disinfecting as compared to semi-autonomous robots. This trend is expected to continue in future as well.

How are Hospitals Influencing Demand for Disinfection Robots?

Hospitals and clinics are more vulnerable to viruses and pathogens, as they are in continuous contact with infected patients. Thus, many healthcare facilities are integrating disinfection robots for consistent surface disinfection and to reduce the spread of HAIs.

  • For instance, in August 2020, Terumo, a global supplier company, partnered with Xenest to deploy Lightstrike robots at one of Singapore's general hospitals to thoroughly disinfect rooms.

Thus, soaring demand for disinfection at hospitals led this segment to acquire a high revenue share of more than 60% in 2020.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Sales of Disinfection Robots?

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced COVID-19 as a global pandemic in January 2020. The advent of COVID-19 has led to prominent opportunities for disinfection robot manufacturers. The need for disinfection robots to maintain a hygienic environment and control the risk of spread of virus and bacteria has increased in hospitals as well as various public areas.

The healthcare budget across low-income countries has been significantly increasing, with most funds being directed towards curbing the impact of COVID-19. For instance, in July 2020, Next Generation Manufacturing (NGen), co-invested around US$ 5 million for the development and production of automated hands-free disinfection technologies to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.

Although demand for disinfectant robots was growing steadily, the COVID-19 outbreak has provided an immense impetus for the sale of these robots that can effectively disinfect hospitals and other public settings. As hospitals and clinics are more focused on treating COVID-19 patients, demand for disinfection robots has increased to reduce the risk of HAIs through the advanced UV light disinfection process.

  • In May 2020, SESTO Robotics launched SESTO Health GUARD a dual-function autonomous mobile disinfectant robot. It also claimed that the robot can effectively and efficiently disinfect a surface within 24hourswith its dual functionality.

Competitive Landscape as per Disinfection Robots Industry Research

Key manufacturers of disinfection robots are directed toward strengthening their market presence through entering into strategic collaborations and agreements. They are focusing on introducing a variety of advanced technologies and software with the development of new platforms to strengthen their product portfolios and expand their presence across countries.

Market players are highly focusing on product development to effectively meet every budget of end users and their demands. Leading players are trying to provide products to the middle- and lower-income countries, and local players are focusing on increasing their product reach with the launch of various disinfection robots.

Key players are also focusing on product launches to enhance the efficacy of disinfection procedures and increase adoption across the globe.

  • For instance, in January 2021, Ava Robotics launched an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection robot through the evolution of a research project conducted with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Greater Boston Food Bank, for corporate offices, warehouses, and other workspaces.

Disinfection Robots Market Report Scope



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Market Analysis

  • Volume (Units)
  • Pricing Analysis
  • USD Million for Value
  • Installed Base Scenario

Key Region Covered

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

Key Countries Covered

  • US
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC Countries
  • Turkey
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Product
  • Technology
  • End User
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Xenex Disinfection Services, LLC
  • Nevoa Inc.
  • Ultraviolet Devices, Inc.
  • Rubedo Sistemos
  • Blue Ocean Robotics ApS
  • Bioquell, Inc.
  • Skytron, LLC.
  • OMRON Corporation
  • Fetch Robotics, Inc.
  • TMI Robotics Co., Ltd.
  • SESTO Robotics

Report Coverage

  • Market Forecasts
  • Company Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Key Market Segments Covered


  • Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV) Disinfection Robots
  • Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Robots
    • UV Mercury Disinfection Robots
    • Pulsed UV Xenon Disinfection Robots


  • Semi-autonomous Disinfection Robots
  • Fully Autonomous Disinfection Robots

End Users

  • Disinfection for Hospitals
  • Disinfection for Clinics & Emergency Care Centres
  • Disinfection for Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Disinfection for Pharmaceutical & Biotech Companies
  • Disinfection for Airports
  • Disinfection for Railways Stations
  • Disinfection for Shopping Malls
  • Disinfection for Production Facilities
  • Disinfection for Office Buildings
  • Disinfection for Hotels
  • Others

- FAQs -

The global disinfection robots market is worth US$ 1.2 Bn, and is expected to top US$ 5 Bn by 2031.

The market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 14.5% over the forecast period, with an estimated volume sales of more than 41,700 units in 2031.

Historically, the market has progressed at a CAGR of 12.2% over the past 5 years.

Modifications in predesigned medical robots, facility-specific disinfection robots, investments in robot manufacturing, and expansion of operations are some of the key trends in the market.

Increasing research & development on disinfection robots in academia, broad range of product availability, rising spread of COVID-19 infection, and increasing awareness to reduce the risk of spread of HAIs are factors driving market expansion.

Cumulative market share of the top 5 players constitutes around 65% of the overall market.

The U.S., Germany, China, U.K. and India are the top 5 countries driving demand for disinfection robots.

North America holds more than 34% revenue share in the global market for disinfection robots. Rising number of HAIs, increasing demand for hygiene environment, along with surging installation gives the region this high market share.

The European market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 13% over the next ten years.

The U.S., China, India, Germany, and the U.K. are some of the key producers of disinfection robots.

Blue Ocean Robotics, Finsen Technologies Ltd., Ecolab Inc., and Xenex, are some of the key exporting companies of disinfection robots.

Japan will remain the economic driving force in the medical devices market after the U.S., and exhibit growth of 17% during the forecast period. South Korea holds a revenue share of 2.3% in the global market.


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