Astute Electronics gained certification to AS 6081, the SAE aerospace standard for counterfeit mitigation designed to provide a very high level of protection for companies in the aerospace and defence industries.
This makes Astute the first British as well as first European company to gain this certification, and only the fourth company in the world to achieve it. Astute is also the first company worldwide to have more than one location certified (in the UK and the US).
AS 6081 standardizes practices and methods to mitigate the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts. It covers activities such as identifying reliable sources to procure parts; assessing and mitigating risk of distributing fraudulent/counterfeit parts; controlling suspect or confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit parts; and reporting suspect and confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit parts to users and the authorities. www.astute.co.uk