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Astute is a highly accredited, quality-driven procurement expert, with a list of clients that includes the world’s leading defence suppliers.
Our mission is to shield you against inferior quality products and services. As such, our operations are run in accordance with quality processes including AS6081 that mitigates the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts.

Discover our world leading counterfeit avoidance program. Trusted by life-critical device manufacturers for decades.

On-Site Test Lab

Astute Electronics stands at the forefront of counterfeit detection with state-of-the-art on-site test labs in the UK, US, Germany and Hong Kong.

Our accredited experts employ the latest techniques, ensuring agile and reliable validation of high-reliability electronic components. We are the ‘partner of choice’ for delivering certified and trustworthy solutions.

AS9120 & AS6081 Certified

Astute Electronics proudly holds AS9120 & AS6081 certifications, stamping our commitment to quality and reliability on the electronics sector.

These certifications confirm our status as authorised and regulated leaders in the industry, providing customers with the highest standard of solution providers.

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Leaders & Contributors to Evolving Standards

As innovators and leaders in the electronics industry, Astute Electronics actively contributes to evolving standards through the UK MOD Counterfeit Avoidance Working Group.

Our team of experts not only adheres to the current benchmarks but advises the industry and helps shape future regulations.

This leadership role underlines our commitment to ‘explore the possible’ and positions us as one of the global leaders in electronic component solutions.

ACAP by Astute

Astute was the first European distributor to attain the AS6081 standard, and is proudly the only distributor with AS6081 accreditations on both side of the Atlantic.

The bespoke Astute Counterfeit Avoidance Programme (ACAP) is market-leading in its process and offers a secure, warranted route for these occasions. For parts obtained through non-traceable routes, Astute will subject products to rigorous destructive and non-destructive testing through their ACAP scheme, encompassing the AS6081 anti-counterfeit standards.

Obsolescence Management

Our proactive and constant approach to obsolescence management helps to extend the service life of your equipment and avoid early redundancy.

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Long Term

Long-term storage in nitrogen-controlled cabinets to keep critical components in perfect conduction until required – 5, 10 even 15 years.

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The Team

An incredibly committed and experienced team with unmatched industry experienced.

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29 Feb 2024 - General

Electronics industry optimistic: bright start to 2024

The latest industry survey reveals strong momentum and optimism in the electronic components market for 2024.

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28 Feb 2024 - Defence

Japan: Defence spending fuels rising economic hopes

Japan's recent stock market rally, while buoyed by foreign investment, offers a limited snapshot of the country's economic landscape. The reality is a complex interplay of positive and negative trends, leaving the nation's economic future delicately balanced.

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27 Feb 2024 - Defence

US tightens screws on Russia with sweeping sanctions

The US has significantly ramped up pressure on Russia with a sweeping package of sanctions targeting individuals, companies, and sectors crucial to the Russian economy, reports Reuters. This move coincides with the second anniversary of the Ukraine invasion and the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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