“Fortune Favours The Bold” – Time to invest in your company’s future

Time to buy a marquee washing machine. We are currently manufacturing our first S8E5000 of 2021 for a UK based client and we are keen to set up our next sale. The Twin Top Rollers increase the efficiency of the machine to 100%. Whilst one roller is washing or drying the other roller is loading or unloading covers.

S8E5000 Twin Roller

S8E5000 Twin Roller Marquee Washing Machine

Machine Features:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Washes & Dries marquee sections up to 5m or 6m wide and 50m in length
  • Water Recycling
  • Advanced drying system
  • Concentrated dip tank
  • 3 Phase 32 amp supply
  • Twin Top Roller Option

With over 30 years experience in design and manufacturing worldwide, Straight Eight Engineering has the extensive knowledge and expertise to provide you with a reliable, efficient and cost-effective machine to clean your marquees and covers.

Our marquee washing machines are renowned to be easy to operate and straight forward to service and maintain. We offer free advice and help if you are looking to buy a marquee washing machine. Our experienced technicians and after sales team offer first class support to ensure that your machines run with no downtime.

Utilizing new technologies, we have improved the design and performance of our machines with concentrated dip tanks, water recycling and the best air blade driers available. We promise not just superior cleaning results but also to be more sustainable with lower running costs.


S8E5000 (5m)£56,000+VAT
S8E6000 (6m)£68,000+VAT
S8E5000TR (5m Twin Top Roller)£74,000+VAT

Please contact Peter for any more information required.

+44(0)7785954564 / peter@straighteightengineering.com

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Showmans Show

See you at the Showmans Show!

Straight Eight Engineering have signed up to attend the Showmans Show, 18-19th October 2017.

With free admission, this would be the ideal opportunity to test out and see in action one of our new S8E5000 marquee washing machines.

Stand by for more information!

The Showman’s Show is the UK’s original and most comprehensive exhibition of products, services and entertainment for the festival, outdoor and special event industry. At the easily accessible setting of Newbury Showground, Berkshire, the Show attracts an average of 4500 visitors and over 350 exhibitors demonstrating event structures, facilities, technologies, social media, security, modular indoor and outdoor staging, CCTV systems, wireless data links, lighting, power generation, event furniture, catering services and lot more.

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Clean & DRY! – utlising new air control methods for superior drying

If you experience issues with re-staining of your marquee sections in storage, this could be the result of the washing process not effectively drying the waxed fabric edges. We have the answer!

We were asked by Straight Eight Engineering to research and test methods to significantly improve the drying capabilities of their marquee washing machines. By implementing new technologies such as the Air Knife System powered by a centrifugal blower we have increased efficiencies and reduced on running costs.”  Sean Harrop, from Air Control Industries.

The Air Knife System is a low pressure, high volume air-delivery tool that is designed specifically to blow-off all surface liquid/moisture; clean web materials; and thoroughly dry all components. Their ease of installation, and low energy consumption makes them an efficient, cost effective solution providing significant savings over alternative thermal and compressed-air systems.

Peter Bonham Christie, Managing Director of Straight Eight Engineering, states “we have already seen many pluses from fitting these new technologies to our new S8E5000 and S8E6000 models: they are more effective to operate and we expect to reduce running costs by up to 90%; they are quieter* and cleaner as blower driven air is dry and oil free.  We are thrilled with the integration of the Air Knives and centrifugal blower, as we can guarantee that you marquees will not just be clean and stain free but 100% dry (including the fabric end tabs!).”

*due to lower pressure operation, the expansion ratio and turbulence of the air produced is reduced significantly.

Contact us to arrange a complimentary visit to see one of new S8E5000 and S8E6000 models in action.

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One happy customer!

Straight Eight Engineering delivered today our first S8E5000 to Aussie Marquees in Cornwall.

They are delighted with their new marquee washing machine, stating “we can’t wait to get started on cleaning our marquess to ensure that they are looking like new for the start of the season.  Straight Eight Engineering have built an amazing machine which is simple to operate, maintain and provides great results.  We also know that if anything should go wrong, that their technicians and back office are quick to provide technical know how and quick turn around on parts.”

Good Luck Aussie Marquees with your season ahead!

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