Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is a successful businessman in the automotive industry that founded CAOA, where he currently sits as a company chairman today. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade also goes by Dr. Carlos since he earned his medical degree. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s company has sold more than a million automobiles in Brazil over the past forty years since the company was founded in 1979.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is perhaps the largest exporter and importer of vehicles throughout Latin America, which he attributes to his good decision making when acquiring car distributors. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is responsible for bringing in a variety of older models at the company, including Tuscan and HD 78 trucks. As of late, CAOA is getting ready to complete production for iX35’s.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s has expressed that he has always dreamed of creating a full Brazilian car, though it has yet to happen. Regardless, Dr. Carlos has improved on many of the designs at his automotive company over the years, including the engines in their HD 78’s, the body for their Tucson’s.
In 1998, CAOA became an official importer of Subaru vehicles and within that very same year, Subaru sales tripled. This was big business for CAOA and it allowed the company to build more relationships with other dealers, such as Hyundai by the very next year.
After the inclusion of Ford, CAOA managed to become the largest dealership of the brand in the entire Brazilian market. Today, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has earned a variety of awards for his company, especially when it comes to the environment. CAOA has supported the environment since it started back in 1979 and has won awards for reforesting various areas around Brazil and reusing their own waste material rather than discarding it into the environment.