About RHEL


RHEL was set up in 1997 and has consistently worked on a large variety of motor industry based projects since it’s inception.

The company’s clients have included Rolls Royce, Bentley, Ford of Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, BBC TV, National Geographic channel, PSA, ZF and many companies from the motorsport world. Although all the projects are based in or around the world of automotive engineering, the variety of work is what RHEL founder Ralph Hosier relishes.

Ralph holds a Diploma in mechanical and electrical engineering which led on to his studying at Warwick University: there he became a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), specialising in control systems. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Engineering Council, the Institute of the Motor Industry and the Guild of Motoring Writers.

He started his working life at Dunton in Essex, Ford’s well-known product development centre. After six years; during which he was involved in the development of cars such as the Mondeo and KA, as well as various SVE projects; Ralph formed RHEL. His first client was Rolls Royce and Bentley (when they were one company) where he worked on modernising the classic V8 engine and building prototype and experimental cars.

RHEL has, from this base, developed into a multi faceted, flourishing and established business. Commissions undertaken have ranged from building various racing and rally cars, to designing auxiliary power units for commercial vehicles and power train development for large European mass-market vehicle manufacturers. Each new challenge is met with the same high level of enthusiasm inquisitiveness and innovation.

©J.Lakey 2004