• 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.

 

Read more on the History of CAI...

 

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

SMITHS Instruments Exhibiting at XK70 Jaguar Festival

02 May 2018

In recognition of the historic link with Jaguar, SMITHS Instruments will be on show at the XK70 Jaguar Festival (Shelsley Walsh Hill, 9th to 10th June 2018)

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Designing Aviation Gauges for Chimera Aviation

23 April 2018

CAI Gauges has worked closely with Chimera Aviation to design a complete set of aviation gauges for the Dragon Autogyro.

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Kirsty Williams AM Visits Caerbont Automotive Instruments

11 April 2018

Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education for the National Assembly of Wales, visited Caerbont Automotive Instruments to discuss recent business growth and their successful apprenticeship scheme.

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Designing Gauges for Caterham Cars

06 March 2018

Caerbont Automotive Instruments work closely with Caterham Cars designing and manufacturing the speedometer, tachometer and other gauges.

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Supporting Year of Engineering

07 February 2018

New engineers are vital for the future of the automotive sector in the UK and with photographs and information of amazing classic cars and motorcycles we intend to demonstrate how exciting engineering really is.

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Where To See CAI and SMITHS Gauges in 2018

25 January 2018

SMITHS gauges for classic cars and motorcycles will be on display at a number of major events in 2018.

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