Electronic Components - Global Suppliers and Distributors


We are an electronic component distributor supporting UK and International customers alike. Through our locations in England, Scotland, China, USA and India, Astute provides the best in component supply, anti-counterfeit mitigation, logistical solutions and new-design support. We are proud to deliver what British companies are best known for, Quality and Service.

Design >> Fulfilment >> Support

Our activities are shaped by our customers. Whether that be shielding you from the threat of counterfeit components or working with your design teams to introduce the latest in cutting-edge technology, Astute Electronics Ltd is the distributor to use.

Focussed Design Activity

We have selected manufacturers with industry-leading products and a flexible supply approach in order to best support the Hi-Rel and Defence markets. Our technical support teams contain respected experts in semiconductor and electromechanical technologies alike We ensure only relevant products are introduced and with no cross-over in Franchise technology, can confirm a total commitment with the manufacturer that you choose to work with.

ACAP (Astute Counterfeit Avoidance Programme)

Whilst every effort is made to supply components through fully traceable routes, many customers will occasionally need a supply chain for obsolete and ‘difficult-to-find’ products. Astute’s bespoke counterfeit avoidance programme is market-leading in its process and offers a secure, warranted supply chain for these occasions. Using over $1m of electronic equipment to assist the highly trained product inspectors, ACAP allows Astute to offer a 10 year warranty on all non-traceable items supplied.


Our work in many areas of component distribution is known for its excellence and rewarded with recognition and committee membership. From our SC21 award to our GIDEP work and ESCO contributions, Astute’s activities, opinion and advice are valued and sought. We are proud to work with and to be an approved supply option for many of the major, UK-based Hi-Rel and Defence companies including BAE, Thales, Selex, UTC, Babcock, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

New! Selex/Astute Press Release

New! Selex/Astute Press Release
We are exhibiting at SUBSEA Expo 2016
Certified to AS6081

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