Chicago Electric and BHS Corrugated Launched Corr24 —now a year of success

Chicago Electric Sales Inc. (Chicago Electric) and BHS Corrugated Machinery GmbH (BHS Corrugated) partnered to launch the Corr24 initiative of upgrades, parts and service for the corrugating industry in the USA. Corr24 GmbH (Corr24) of Hamburg Germany is the newly-formed subsidiary of BHS Corrugated positioned to develop aftermarket sales for non-BHS machinery from a global perspective. Corr24 purchased the assets of Chicago Electric in a transaction that closed June 30, 2016. 

Chicago Electric Sales Inc. operates as an independent company in its Carol Stream, Illinois facility with Robert Kaska as President. With the addition of Corr24 products, Chicago Electric offers a much broader range of upgrades for the corrugator including thin wall hot plates; pressure shoes; and the patented Hydraulic Soft Touch for singlefacer glue rolls. The support for Peters Corrugating Machinery is focused through Chicago Electric, including a local stock of parts. 

Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of Corr24 comments, “We are very pleased to have Chicago Electric in the Corr24/BHS Corrugated family; we are building on the long history and excellent reputation of the company.” Robert Kaska, President of Chicago Electric states, “The addition of Corr24/BHS technology gives us a new group of proven products to bring to our customers with the backing of the industry leader; while retaining the independent character of Chicago Electric.”

About BHS — BHS Corrugated Machinery GmbH, Weiherhammer Germany is the leading manufacturer of corrugating machinery in the world with 1,600 employees.

About Corr24 — Corr24 GmbH, Hamburg Germany (formerly Vonderheiden) is the leading supplier of corrugator upgrades in Europe. The history of the company includes Peters Corrugating Machinery.

About Chicago Electric — Chicago Electric Sales, Inc, Carol Stream, Illinois is a leading supplier of upgrades for the corrugating industry and a systems integrator for a broad range of technologies including machine controls; vision systems and robotics. 

Thomas Schmidt
Managing Director of Corr24
Robert Kaska
President, Chicago Electric Sales, Inc.