• 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

Motorcycle Gauges on Show at Carole Nash Motorcycle Mechanics Show

11 October 2017

SMITHS gauges for classic and new motorcycles will be on show on the Digital Speedos stand at the 24th Carol Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show (14-15 October 2017).

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Photographs of Gauges and VW Campers at Busfest 2017

19 September 2017

A selection of photographs of SMITHS Gauges and all things VW taken at the Busfest VW Van festival held at Malvern Showground between 8th and 10th of September 2017.

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New SMITHS International Dual Needle Boost Gauge

11 September 2017

CAI launch a new SMITHS International Duel Needle Boost Gauge with a tell-tale pointer.

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SMITHS Gauges on Show at Busfest 2017

31 July 2017

CAI will be displaying a range of SMITHS gauges for the VW Transporter, VW Beetle, and VW Golf on stand B4 W53 at Busfest 2017.

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Revving Up Success at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

04 July 2017

The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 proved to be a great success for CAI and SMITHS Instruments.

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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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