• 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
  • Aviation

    Bespoke Measuring Instruments for Bespoke Aviation Projects

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

Aviation

Bespoke Aviation instruments for bespoke projects

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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Instruments

Smiths were the original Instrument manufacturers. We still manufacture some gauges as they were made in the 1950's. We also manufacture gauges in the same style, but with more modern internals, to interfaces with more contemporary senders and CAN signals. Click here to visit our SMITHS instruments website for our range of authentic SMITHS gauges.

 

News & Updates

Goodwood Festival of Speed Showcase for SMITHS Instruments

09 July 2019

SMITHS speedometers, tachometers and other gauges were widely on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019.

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SMITHS Instruments At Goodwood Festival of Speed

01 July 2019

SMITHS Instruments are exhibiting a wide range of classic speedometers, tachometers and other gauges on stand 137 at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Hand Built Wardill 4 Motorcycle Features SMITHS Speedometer

10 June 2019

After 91 years, Wardill Motorcycle Company is back with a new hand build motorbike called the Wardill 4. We are thrilled that they asked us to design and build the speedometer.

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Challenger Yacht Team Building

18 April 2019

Tall Ships staged a team building event for Caerbont Automotive Instruments on one of their challenger yachts.

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CAI Purchase New Laser Etching Machine

21 March 2019

CAI invest in a new laser etching machine. This expands the design criteria of their dials including classic SMITHS gauges.

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History of British Classic Car Names Pre 1939

04 March 2019

The names of classic cars such as Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce are known all over the world. We look back to the origins of those famous car brands. Our first of two articles reviewing the history of the names of British car manufacturers focuses on car manufacturers with roots dating back to before the Second World War.

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