On board, trackside, at station – Astute keeps you on track

Independently certified, verified, and audited under the RISQS rail industry supplier qualification scheme, Astute is a leading electronic component supplier to harsh environment applications.

Our global reach allows us to support today’s multinational rail platforms and infrastructure projects across the world.
Astute’s logistical support, counterfeit part avoidance and obsolescence management expertise are backed by our own technology teams from an array of world-class manufacturers of electromechanical and power products.
Whether it be components for rolling stock or signal upgrades, platform refurbs, or developing new track monitoring sensor solutions, our team has in-depth experience in all areas of rail electronics to help your projects.
Astute is fully RISQS-certified and brings over three decades of proven Hi-Rel component supply chain experience to the rail market.
In volatile market conditions, with demand for electronics rising and supply and demand often at odds, Astute represents a trusted partner right from the start. Ready and able to help you mitigate component procurement and supply chain risks to equipment that may need to be in use over many years.

Backed by significant investment in our own electronics engineering expertise and our supply chain and market knowledge, Astute can support you at the earliest stages of product design, prototyping, and development to help you counter the hazards of future supply scarcity, component end-of-life, or obsolescence.

Should a component be in any danger of becoming scarce, Astute can forward-buy and safely store stocks in its own nitrogen cabinets to ensure ready availability up to 15 years ahead.

Discover how Astute has you covered onboard, trackside and in rail station passenger management and security in this interactive presentation.

Our Credentials

  • RISQS Certified
  • £6m+ Rail Sales Revenue
  • 70+ Hi-Rel Franchise Partners
  • Cyber Essentials Certification

Scope of Supply

Connectivity, Electronics, Electro-Mechanical, Power Management, Sensors, Service provisions, Kitting – IT Hardware, Cable Assemblies, Consumables, Obsolescence Management, Hand Tools.

Serviceable Asset Location & Utilisation System

Accurately track people, tools and equipment, both indoors and outdoors on the same network.

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“Astute symbolises an enduring British success story in the dynamic world of electronics”

Mark Shanley
Sales & Marketing Director

Our Franchised

As a RISQS-certified leader, Astute brings over three decades of hi-rel component supply experience to the rail market, supporting the technology of multinational rail platforms across every application area – cockpits, cabin, trackside, asset management.
We collaborate with world-class manufacturers, offering logistical support and managing obsolescence, ensuring sustained component supply even in volatile market conditions.


Technical design support and distribution of 70+ component manufacturers.

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Take advantage of Astute’s world leading counterfeit avoidance program. Trusted by life-critical device manufacturers for decades.

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Effective consolidation of complex supply-chain elements that enable you to focus on your core areas of value.

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18 Feb 2022 - Rail

Asset-tracking – a vital role in rail management

Digital transformation is helping the rail industry to improve efficiency, productivity, and growth, as well as tackling some of the biggest challenges like infrastructure efficiency, energy management, and natural resource reduction. Within the digital-transformation toolbox, rail and network operators are increasingly turning to asset tracking techniques, with projections suggesting the global rail asset-management market will […]

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