Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is a famous businessman and the founder of the CAOA, the biggest vehicle distributor as well as manufacturing company in Latin America. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has a degree in medicine and that is why he is commonly referred to as Dr. Carlos. Apart from being one of the leaders in the automotive industry in Brazil, he also holds an important position at the CAOA’s Board of Directors.
CAOA imports and sells automobiles. The company has a factory in Anapolis. It holds a legal license from Hyundai to manufacture the HR as well as HD 78 trucks. The firm assembles older models of the famous Tucson brand. Also, it is preparing to manufacture iX35 in the near future. The company has a dream of making iX35 a Brazilian car.
According to Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade, their company has a design agency based in Italy making new as well as modern body parts for the Tucson. He made it crystal clear that he is talking with the Fiat Company to provide them with a national engine to fit in their brand new vehicle. He intends to copy what the Korean playbook did to Japanese: the firm begun manufacturing as well as copying Japanese items, and later came up with their own Korean Vehicles.
Dr. Carlos has a real experience in the vehicle industry. He has a wealth of experience when it comes to the assembly line, marketing, development of the dealership network, distribution, after-sales as well as the spare parts. Also, he has represented important brands like the famous French Renault, just before Renault started its own factory within the country’s industry; the Korean Hyundai; Japanese Subaru; and the American Ford.
CAOA, a firm started in the year 1979, is owned by the famous businessman called Dr. Carlos. Currently, the firm tops in the automotive sector in Brazil. It owns Ford, Subaru, and Hyundai dealerships. It has been an importer of Subaru and Hyundai vehicles since the 1990s. It has branches in almost every region in Brazil.
CAOA also produces iX35, Tucson, HD80 trucks, HR, and New Tucson SUVs at its main factory-CAOA assembly plant based in Anapolis (GO). Although it has been operating for only four decades, the firm has sold over one million cars in Brazil.