Chicago Electric and BHS Corrugated Launch Corr24

Chicago Electric Sales Inc. (Chicago Electric) and BHS Corrugated Machinery GmbH (BHS Corrugated) have partnered to launch the new 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. will operate as an independent company and remain in its Carol Stream, Illinois facility; Robert Kaska will continue as President. With the addition of Corr24 products, Chicago Electric will offer 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 will be focused through Chicago Electric, including a local stock of parts. 

Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of Corr24 commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Chicago Electric to the Corr24/BHS Corrugated family; we look forward to building on the long history and excellent reputation of the company.” Robert Kaska, President of Chicago Electric stated, “The addition of Corr24/BHS technology will give 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.