• Automotive

    Gauges, Senders and Systems Designed and Manufactured for Niche Vehicle Manufacturers
  • Motorcycle Instruments

    Bespoke Instrument Design and Manufacture of new and heritage products
  • Marine Instruments

    Bespoke Round Gauge solutions for the specialist boat builder
  • Industrial

    Gauges for displaying pressure, vacuum and temperature and a bespoke design service

Automotive

Gauges, Senders and Systems Designed and Manufactured for Niche Vehicle Manufacturers

Motorcycles

Bespoke Instrument Design and Manufacture of new and heritage products

Marine

Bespoke Round Gauge solutions for the specialist boat builder.

Industrial

Gauges for displaying pressure, vacuum and temperature and a bespoke design service

Welcome to Caerbont Automotive Instruments Ltd

Caerbont Automotive Instruments Ltd (CAI) is an independent company in South Wales engaged in the design and manufacture of discrete car instruments, instrument clusters, senders, electronic control and interface modules and wiring harnesses for the specialist automotive and industrial markets.

CAI has its roots in the Smiths Motor Accessories business, a pioneer in the development of the UK Automotive Industry. In 1984 ownership moved to the Lucas Group and then to VDO before becoming an independent company following a management buyout in 1993.

CAI was the subject of a second management buyout in 2011 and has branched out into new markets with new products , including Motorcycle and Marine.

 

Read more on the History of CAI...

 

News & Updates

Measuring the Royal Procession Marching Speed

20 June 2017

In 2017, Jaguar Land Rover asked Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) to design and build a speedometer gauge to measure the marching speed of the Royal Procession. This replicated a classic SMITHS gauge supplied decades previously.

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SMITHS Gauges On Show At Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

15 June 2017

Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) will be exhibiting a range of gauges, including classic SMITHS, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017.

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SMITHS Speedometer Charts Motorcycle Speed at Isle of Man TT

12 June 2017

Since 1907, the Isle of Man has seen motorcycles hurtling around the island in the International Isle of Man (Tourist Trophy) Race. SMITHS speedometers have a history of clocking the speed of come of the classic motorcycles

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Top 10 SMITHS Speedometer Customers 1904-1905

25 May 2017

The SMITHS speedometer has only just been introduced, but it is fascinating to read about the top ten customers between 1904 and 1905

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SMITHS Gauges on New Hesketh Valiant SC Motorcycle

16 May 2017

The new Hesketh Valiant SC Motorcycle features a SMITHS gauge designed and manufactured by CAI in South Wales, UK.

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History of the Dashboard

25 April 2017

The term 'Dashboard' originated when there were horse-drawn carriages and evolved into the complex and also stylish dashboards seen in the cars of today.

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