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The Showmans Show 2022

See you at the Showmans Show 2022!

Straight Eight Engineering will be attending the Showmans Show, 19th & 20th October at Newbury Showground. Visit us on Avenue A, stand 124 where we will be exhibiting our twin roller S8E5000TR marquee washing machine.

Attention Marquee Hire Company Owners

Marquee washing machines with superior cleaning power, efficiency and sustainability. As a marquee hire company owner, keeping your covers and matting clean is important for aesthetic reasons, but it’s also crucial for protecting the lifespan of your investment (especially due to the soaring prices of PVC). Using a marquee cleaning machine also improves the turnaround time of the marquee between hires, making your assets work harder, faster and for longer.

Our marquee washing machines have been born out of the exacting requirements of marquee professionals giving marquee companies the versatility to thoroughly clean and dry sides, roofs, gables and matting at scale. Marquees up to 5m in our 5000 range and 6m wide in our 6000 range can be cleaned. All machines can clean up to 50m length leaving the process not just clean, but dry – ready for flaking and storing or better still, going straight back into service.

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Exhibiting the S8E5000TR

Visit us at The Showmans Show on Avenue A, stand 124 to see our twin roller S8E5000TR marquee washing machine. The development of the twin rollers has increased efficiency by allowing one set of covers to be cleaned whilst the last set is unloaded.

Utilising newer technologies, we have improved the design and performance of our stainless steel machines. With concentrated dip tanks, water recycling and the best air blade dryers available (reducing running costs by up to 90%), we promise not just superior cleaning results but aim to be more sustainable too.


Founded On A Proven History In Design And Manufacture

Straight Eight Engineering is run by Peter Bonham Christie. Peter’s father Richard, owned a marquee company and every holiday Peter’s job was to clean the marquees by hand.

This was neither efficient or enjoyable so Peter & Richard set about designing the first Marquee Washing Machine. Although it worked, many lessons were learnt along the way and many improved machines have been made. The current S8E5000TR & S8E6000TR machines represent what is now the industry benchmark. Peter has gone on to manufacture and sell these machines all over the world on a global scale.

Twin Roller Marquee Cleaning Machine

Visit us at The Showmans Show on Avenue A, stand 124. To arrange a one-to-one meeting or a personalised live demonstration get in touch with Peter: or 07785 954564

Investing in a Marquee Cleaning Machine

Keeping your marquees cleaner means they look nicer for your customers (reducing negative feedback and holding the rates you can charge), but it also helps to keep them protected for a longer lifespan. Using a machine for marquee cleaning also improves the turnaround time of the marquee between hires.

We offer free advice and help if you are looking to buy a machine for marquee cleaning. Please get in touch today

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