Storage Systems Midwest acquires Babush

Storage Systems Midwest Inc., a Waukesha-based provider of materials storage solutions for commercial and industrial companies throughout the United States, has acquired Sussex-based Babush Material Handling Systems Inc.

The acquisition significantly expands Storage Systems Midwest’s design capabilities and product breadth of automated and materials handling and storage-related products. Equipment added to Storage Systems Midwest’s existing product offerings includes state-of-the-art material handling systems and conveying equipment, robotic palletizers, stretch-wrapping machines, and automated storage and retrieval systems.

According to R.J. Safranek, president of Storage Systems Midwest, the additional engineering expertise and product lines allow the company to offer a broader range of solutions designed to help manufacturers and warehousing distribution companies efficiently move, sort and package materials. The added equipment lines also complement Storage Systems Midwest’s storage solutions that are specifically designed and engineered to save time, space and labor.

“The world of logistics and the challenges our customers face change rapidly, especially for those who operate on a global scale,” Safranek said. “This product acquisition exemplifies how Storage Systems Midwest constantly evolves to match the needs of our customers – as well as our commitment to helping them increase the value of their space and move materials as efficiently as possible.”

The Babush corporate name eventually will be dissolved. Babush occupied a facility that housed offices and warehouse space in a building shared by another company, called Bevco Engineering. Babush will vacate its portion of the space.

Babush was managed by Chris Schult who served as owner/president of the company. Schult has not joined Storage Systems Midwest. Schult is president of Bevco Engineering.

Five Babush employees have joined Storage Systems Midwest. Other Babush employees have joined Bevco Engineering.

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