Grote Industries joins the OptiCat Network

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.

OptiCat, a leading supplier of cataloging data services for the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket, announces 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 PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard) 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 & 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.


About OptiCat
OptiCat LLC, (www.OptiCat.net) provides a “Network” of product data validation, distribution, and assessment programs designed to optimize Suppliers’ data and its distribution to the marketplace. These programs help Suppliers improve trading partner relationships, eliminate catalog errors, reduce information processing costs and speed cataloging information to global markets in “near real time”, Helping Everyone Sell More Parts! OptiCat also maintains the fastest, most current industry standard OnLine Parts Research Catalog at  www.OptiCatonline.com (now featuring “attribute search”), as well as its OptiCat Global Catalog (featuring worldwide data) and its Spanish Language, TecAlliance Mexico Catalog, both of these in cooperation with TecAlliance GmbH. 

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