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Safe Supply in a Volatile Marketplace

Make Astute your trusted electronics component sourcing partner throughout challenging market conditions.

In a demanding market, our supply-chain is vulnerable to opportunist attacks in the form of counterfeit and fraudulent electronic components. Such attacks can be devastating to end-users, especially if the application is safety and reliability dependant.  Our UK based experts work with an extensive global network and continually assess the sourcing environment to ensure a safe supply. We investigate and eliminate potential threats from our supply-chain before they can become a problem, saving our customers time and money.

Our deeper knowledge of the global components markets, with real-time access to the latest listings and prices, and cultivated over 20 years of close supplier partnerships, enables us to spot price disparities and leverage product price variances to deliver cost-effective solutions to customers.

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We have access to a trusted, extensive global sourcing network. To search for an electronic component, enter the part number in the box below and hit ‘search’.


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Global Sourcing

Astute’s global sourcing experts, working across a network of international procurement offices and authorised markets, will supply cost-effective, fully-traceable electronic components – helping you achieve supply continuity even through challenging market conditions.

  • Franchised & traceable electronics global sourcing
  • Deeper knowledge & 30 years’ experience of global components markets
  • Leveraging product price variances for cost-effective supply

Counterfeit Avoidance Expertise

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. Astute was the first European distributor to attain the AS6081 standard, and proudly the only distributor with AS6081 accreditations across either 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. After testing, Astute will issue the product with a 10-year warranty. Now that’s safe.

Inventory Download

Our inventory download is updated weekly and includes memory, passives and long-lead ICs from highly allocated manufacturers

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