A New Era of Investment


Established in the mid 70’s Astute (formerly A&A Slinger) started manufacturing rubber stamps for the office supplies industry in the north east of Scotland. In the early years it became apparent that the only way to succeed in this sector was to offer the best service possible at affordable prices. These fundamental aspects are what the success of our business has been built on to this day.

We are still one of the few manufacturers of rubber stamps in the United Kingdom but our core business has developed into new sectors, enabling us to become one of the market leaders in the North East.


Astute acquires Scotscan, Aberdeen 
In 2005 Astute acquired Scotscan a digital print company based in Aberdeen, this secured the foothold in Aberdeen we were looking for and allowed us a firm ‘local’ foundation to work from. Over the years Scotscan has successfully merged into Astute and now shares it offices with Johnston Reid in the Hardgate.

Astute acquires Johnston Reid & Co., Aberdeen 
On 1 September 2010 the directors of Astute were delighted to announce another business acquisition in Aberdeen. Johnston Reid & Co a long established stationery and print company based at the Hardgate in Aberdeen, over many decades have established themselves as a leader in their industry.

Astute acquires Evert Print, Perth
On 1July 2014 Astute acquired Evert Print. The directors of Astute were delighted that Bob, proprietor of Evert Print chose Astute when he decided to retire as we have been supporting Evert Print since 2001 as their print supplier.

Working at Astute

Due to increased demand we have the following full time vacancies.

  • Full Colour Lithographic Printer
  • Print Finisher/Guillotine Operator
  • Graphic Designer

The successful applicants must be experienced, enthusiastic and have a strong background in the Print and Design Industry.Please submit applications by email to Andrew Price

Caxton House, Silvie Way, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, Angus DD8 1BF