• 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.

 

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News & Updates

Review of MCN London Motorcycle Show 2017

08 March 2017

CAI's Managing Director walks the MCN London Motorcycle Show (Excel 17-19 Feb 2017) and find what motorcycles are using CAI and SMITHS gauges.

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The First Smiths Speedometer for King Edward VII in 1904

27 February 2017

The first Smiths speedometer was made for King Edwards VII's Mercedes in 1904.

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The History of the Tachometer

17 February 2017

A review of the history of the Tachometer, looking at the origins of one of the most used gauges in the world.

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Successful Growth for CAI in 2016

30 January 2017

CAI, a UK manufacturer of gauges including Smiths, report a growth of over 6% in 2016 on 2015 with a strong order book moving into 2017.

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Where To See CAI and Smiths Gauges in 2017

24 January 2017

Exhibitions and shows where gauges from CAI and Smiths will be on display.

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CAI Gauges on Metisse Street Scrambler Handlebars

16 January 2017

CAI gauges have designed and manufactured all the Speedometers and Tachometers featured on the Metisse 'Street Scrambler' Motorcycle.

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