• 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

SMITHS Instruments on show at International Classic Motorcycle Show in Stafford

21 April 2016

SMITHS Instruments will be displayed on the Digital Speedos/Vmaxbitz.com stand AJ142-AJ144 at the International Classic Bike Show in Stafford (23rd and 24th April 2016).

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The History of the Speedometer

15 April 2016

Regulating the speed of a vehicle by referring to a car's speedometer comes naturally to any driver. In fact, without the speedometer it would be impossible to drive on the UK's roads without breaking the speed limit. So where did this essential item of measurement originate?

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New Website for Smiths Instruments

07 April 2016

Smiths Instruments was founded in 1851 and the new website is new beginning for one of the World's most well-known and loved brands of gauges.

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Caerbont Automotive Instruments Awarded the Investors in People Standard

24 March 2016

Caerbont Automotive Instruments is presented with the Investors in People Standard by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James.

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SMITHS Accessories Range

12 February 2016

This new range features classic SMITHS styling coupled with the latest LED backlighting. Quartz crystal accuracy is provided by the microprocessor controlled stepper motor full scale (270 degree) movements with original SMITHS styling, the picture features a Vacuum gauge which uses a modern strain gauge sensor and an Ambient temperature gauge.

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TVR gauges Special build

02 February 2016

In addition to the SMITHS Classic, Cobra, International and Telemetrix ranges, we are able to tailor our manufacturing to offer bespoke designs. The same rugged and proven instruments can be customised to suit your styling requirements.

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