Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade, founder of CAOA, is a revolutionary in the realm of the Brazilian automobile industry. Since CAOA’s founding the company has become the largest manufacturing conglomerate and car distributor in Latin America. Despite the failed attempts of those such as Eike Batista, Joao Gurgel, Mario Araripe, Puma, and others, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade succeeds in having a a renown national automobile factory.
CAOA own various Ford, Hyundai, and Subaru dealerships in various locations throughout Brazil. Since the late 1990s, CAOA has been the sole Brazilian importer of Hyundai and Subaru vehicles. In addition, CAOA’s assembly plant located in Anapolis produces Tucson automobiles such as the iX35, HR and HD80 trucks, and new SUVs.
Entrepreneur Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is thoroughly experienced in every aspect of automobiles including the assembly line, distribution, spare parts, the development of a dealership network, marketing, and after-sales.
One of Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s dreams is to produce a domestically Brazilian vehicle. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade plans to make his dream into a reality by essentially emulating what the Koreans did to the Japanese. He plans to imitate how the Koreans developed their own cars after manufacturing and copying Japanese products.
Boris Feldman, a prestigious member of the Brazilian automotive press, reported a visit in South Korea where he visited Hyundai’s headquarters to ask how the most important businessman in the Brazilian automotive industry is a doctor from Paraiba (Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade)? Feldman reports that they pragmatically responded saying, “for them, the ‘doctor’ delivers the best results in institutional brand marketing in the world.” As the closing statements to one of his articles about Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade Feldman inquires as to why there’s the Embraer, a technologically advanced Brazilian aerospace conglomerate, but among the dozens, there has failed to be a true automotive factory? Feldman subsequently states, that Dr. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is the man who is the answer to that question.
Over the course of the last four decades, entreprenuer Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has revolutionized the Brazilian automobile industry.