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  • 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

Electric Car Gauges at Goodwood

21 June 2022

Caerbont Automotive Instruments return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a focus on gauges designed and manufactured for the growing electric vehicle market.

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Electrifying the Mini

21 June 2022

Simon Benton's classic converted electric Mini is the star at CAI's stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

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Record Breaking Year for CAI

04 January 2022

Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) announces a record breaking year for sales of gauges in 2021, both new and SMITHS branded classics, for automotive, motorcycle, marine and aircraft applications.

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Instrumentation for Everrati Porsche 911 (964) Coupe

29 November 2021

The amazing Everrati™ 911 (964) Coupe electric sports car features instrumentation designed and manufactured in classic 911 styling by Caerbont Automotive Instruments.

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CAI Takes to the Skies

08 November 2021

The Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) team took to the skies at Zip World Tower in Aberdare

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Ecurie Ecosse LM-C Racing Car with SMITHS Instrumentation

21 September 2021

In early 2021, Ecurie Ecosse launched the LM-C racing car celebrating the success of the racing team’s Jaguar C-Types in the 1950s and featuring SMITHS gauges designed in the same style as the originals.

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