The ACES Brand ID table by AutoCare Association was developed to standardize the identification of manufacturers and their part brands. Optional in an ACES XML file, the brand ID communicates to the receiver from whom the parts represent and the brand name they carry. In a PIES file this is a required field and conveys the same message.
Free to the industry from AutoCare, this database is automatically updated every month in the Auto Plus ACES and PIES management system. Currently there are 13,081 unique entries.
The Brand Table is a hierarchy that includes parent company names, brand owners, brands and sub-brands. Unique four-character IDs are assigned to each record in the table. The brand table is available as a free resource to the industry.