OptiCat has announced that FCS Automotive International has joined the OptiCat Network. As the automotive and aftermarket community continues to embrace data standards, more and more aftermarket parts data receivers (distributors and other data users) are requesting high-quality digital product data and application that conforms to the Auto Care ACES (Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard) and PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard) data standards.
The OptiCat network provides a cloud-based secure supplier-controlled distribution mechanism that includes data validation and secure distribution of proprietary data to specifically chosen channel partners within the supply chain. OptiCat says it is focused on helping all aftermarket suppliers and their channel partners be more efficient and successful in selling more parts.
FCS Automotive International, headquartered in Michigan, is a primary manufacturer of ride control products, focusing on the shock and strut market. They design and produce shocks and struts for several OE companies worldwide. FCS’ dedicated engineering team helps ensure their products meet or exceed OE quality specifications.
“I am thrilled that FCS Automotive International has chosen to partner with us to provide their ACES and PIES standardized product information to their customer through the OptiCat Network” said Don McEntee, OptiCat director of sales & marketing. “It’s great to be able to add FCS Automotive International’s data to our ever-growing list of suppliers using our network to distribute their digital data to their customers.”