Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is the founder of CAOA which is a company that makes and sells cars in Brazil. In a 2012 interview with Car Talk radio show host Boris Feldman he says that Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s business has caused more controversy than any other business in Brazil. Dr. Carlos also invested in building a car manufacturing plant and managed to get licensed by Hyundai to build some of their trucks.
The plant also involved in the assembly of an older model of the Tucson and will be making the new iX35. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade in the 2012 interview hoped to make a Brazilian vehicle. He planned to follow Korea´s footsteps and build cars for others until he could make a Brazilian one. In 2012 he made a deal with Fiat to supply CAOA with an engine for the new Tucson iX35 for which they were making a new body.
In a new article Boris Feldman revising the 2012 article says that Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade succeeded and did not have to copy the Koreans in his work instead he took over Chery´s company and is working in partnership with the Chinese. The biggest problem the company had was gaining customer trust but with the CAOA partnership, they have gained credibility.
Through CAOA, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is changing the Brazilian automotive industry. Apart from the unsuccessful attempts by Eike Batista, Mario Araripe and Puma Brazil have not had a large car manufacturing plant until now.
His success has been as a result of his hands-on approach as he has intimate knowledge of the dealership and assembly line. He has also been the representative in Brazil for Renault and Ford. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has been lauded by the Koreans for providing the best brand marketing.
About Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade owns CAOA which is an automobile company that produces cars and owns dealership all over Brazil. It is the only company that imports Hyundai cars in the country. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is a trained medical doctor.