• 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

Ken Skates AM Visits CAI To Discuss Expansion

04 October 2018

On 27th September 2018, Ken Skates AM, the Welsh Government's Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport, visited Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) to discuss the need for improvement in their manufacturing facilities due to the continued growth in sales in the UK and overseas.

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Singer Porsche 911 DLS Features SMITHS Gauges

23 July 2018

At the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Porsche restorers Singer Vehicle Design unveiled the new 'vintage' Porsche 911 DLS with SMITHS gauges designed and manufactured by Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI).

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Gauging Speed at Goodwood Festival of Speed

10 July 2018

At the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, on stand 137 CAI will be displaying a range of gauges including SMITHS speedometers and tachometers as well as specialist bespoke aviation gauges.

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British Automotive Excellence Displayed at XK70 Jaguar Festival

12 June 2018

The fields were covered in classic Jaguar cars celebrating the 70th anniversary of the XK Jaguar at the XK70 Jaguar Festival in Shelsley Walsh Hill (9th and 10th June 2018).

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Investing In Apprenticeships

04 June 2018

As a leader designer and supplied of gauges, CAI believe that it is vitally important to invest in apprenticeships and develop the engineers of tomorrow.

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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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