R&HA Insights Newsletter Spring 2024

In sights . Quarterly newsletter from Rudolph & Hellmann Automotive www.rh-automotive.co.uk The only member organisation in the UK to represent the diverse spectrum of the logistics sector. It proactively connects logistics leaders with leaders in retail and manufacturing whose businesses depend on efficient movement of goods. An invitation too good to refuse When David Wells, Chief Executive, Logistics UK personally invited James Hamilton to attend their showcase event as guest of honour it was too good to turn down. The Logistics UK’s Logistics Awards at the Westminster Park Plaza, recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the industry with an evening of celebration, conversation, networking and sharing insights with leaders from across the sector. The serious side to Logistics UK and awards ceremonies Events like Logistics UK’s Logistics Awards, provide a platform to hear from industry experts and thought leaders. This exposure allows those attending to stay updated on the latest trends, technologies and regulations in the fast-paced logistics landscape. Networking with peers allows for knowledge sharing, helps build relationships with potential partners and fosters opportunities for collaboration on projects. Conversations can often lead to valuable insights and solutions that might not be obvious when discussing within your own organisation, due to previous experiences shaping thinking. Logistics UK sharing insights with leaders from across the sector 2024 is shaping up to be a hectic year! MINI will launch internal combustion engine variants of its vehicles over the course of 2024 offering its customers the choice of different drivetrain technologies. Biggest model change at Plant Oxford since 2014 This year the plant will start producing the next generation MINI 3-door and MINI 5-door with combustion engines, as well as the new MINI Convertible, before they are joined by the new all-electric vehicles in 2026 – the MINI Cooper 3-door and the MINI Aceman. As the MINI celebrates its 65th year in production, it will also mark a 111 year milestone for the manufacturing facility at the BMW Group Plant Oxford. Launch of the New MINI Family The truly exciting part of the New MINI Family launch lies in the future. In 2026, BMW Group Plant Oxford will commence production of two all-electric MINIs: the MINI Cooper 3-door and the compact crossover MINI Aceman. This marks a significant milestone in MINI’s transition to becoming a fully electric brand by the early 2030s. Spring 2024 James Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer, Rudolph and Hellmann Automotive with Michela Hamilton | Logistics Awards Paul Brown Finance Director & Company Secretary, Rudolph and Hellmann Automotive