• 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

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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David Brown Automotive Mini Remastered Features SMITHS Gauges

30 January 2019

SMITHS gauges feature in the stunning, high-spec Mini Remastered produced by David Brown Automotive.

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SMITHS Gauges Displayed At Mini Fair 2019

21 January 2019

Classic SMITHS gauges for the Mini, Mini Cooper and other Mini models will be on display at the 2019 Mini Fair (Sunday 27th January, Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground, UK).

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A Successful 2018

10 January 2019

Caerbont Automotive Instruments saw a 10% growth in sales of gauges and instrumentation for cars, motorcycles, boats and aircraft in 2018.

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2018 Review of CAI News and Blogs

17 December 2018

A review of all the blogs posted by CAI in 2018. The blogs have talked about the Singer Design re-imagined Porsche 911, Caterham Cars, Chimera Aviation AutoGyro and Electric Vehicles.

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The Rise of the Electric Car

06 December 2018

By 2030, the International Energy Agency predicts that there will be 125 million electric vehicles on our roads. We look at how this will change motoring forever.

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