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Astute operates primarily within high-reliability sectors – defence, aerospace, medical, oil & gas, aviation, instrumentation and telecoms, as well as the EMS/CEM sector. We’ve been supporting multiple tiers and OEM customers in these technically demanding industries for nearly three decades.

Helping you find the most advanced solutions, we provide bespoke services designed around your business objectives, whether it’s everyday component sourcing to fulfilling BOM requirements; engineered components and design-in support; or comprehensive delivery solutions that may involve vendor reduction programmes and specialised kitting and logistics.

Defence & Aerospace

As a fully-integrated, embedded partner to the world’s largest defence Primes and their Tiers, Astute is highly experienced at procuring and managing everyday supplies – whatever they may be – and adhering to ever-more stringent regulation. We provide optimised supply chains and deliveries across multi-site locations, on-time delivery, on-site support, stock-level checking and quality compliance.

We are a respected advocate for counterfeit mitigation. Both an active participant in the Ministry of Defence’s Counterfeit Avoidance Working Group (CAWG) and a member of ADS, moreover the only defence distributor with AS6081 accreditation across multiple locations, Astute Electronics is uniquely placed to help you de-risk your supply chain and prepare you for the many new standards that govern the sector.

Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS)

Astute supplies some of the world’s largest contract-based electronics manufacturing providers with global component sourcing, design-in expertise, bespoke kitting and logistics. We can deliver exactly what your EMS company needs, when they need it, in the correct packaging to suit your internal assembly processes – a great just-in-time solution with minimal stock holding. Our deeper knowledge of the global components markets will help you source more cost-effective solutions. Accessed through a network of real-time availability search engines, and cultivated through several decades of working closely with suppliers, Astute can leverage PPV (product price variances) to improve your bottom line.


Highly experienced within industrial applications, we’ve picked our franchises not only for their Mil-standard components but how they support diverse sectors. Supported by our team of application engineers and technical advisers, we provide electronic components and solutions, as well as bespoke delivery and logistics, to the world’s greatest OEMs in power systems, oil & gas, transportation, instrumentation and medical sectors, and throughout the tiers of their supply-chains.

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