OptiCat, a leading supplier of cataloging data services for the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket, has announced that Grote Industries has joined the OptiCat Network.
As the heavy-duty aftermarket community continues to embrace data standards, more and more heavy-duty truck parts data receivers (distributors) are requesting high-quality digital product data and images that conform to the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) data standards. The OptiCat Network, which provides a cloud-based secure data repository with data validation and distribution services for the aftermarket supply chain, is focused on helping all heavy-duty channel partners be more efficient and successful.
“Grote has been a strong supporter of industry standards and their contribution to the development of these standards for the heavy-duty market has been indispensable,” said Blake Barson, OptiCat director of data services and national sales. “We are excited that Grote has chosen to partner with OptiCat in providing their standardized part information to their customers through the OptiCat OnBoard Supplier portal.”
With this new addition, there are more than 930 supplier brands in OptiCat’s secure data repository for receiver channel partners.