Brazilian Automotive Entrepreneur Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade

Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is an entrepreneur in Brazil. His current business is in the automotive industry. Andrade went into the automotive business after working as a physician. He was one of the most well renowned medical doctors in Brazil during his career. However, he was looking to get involved in a business that was compatible with his passions. Over the next three decades, Carlos would acquire a dealership, expand it and then later acquire a manufacturing plant. During his career as an entrepreneur, Carlos was able to sell three major automobile brands and become the top distributor of them in all of Brazil.

In 1979, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade was a medical doctor who was very well respected by both colleagues and patients. While his career as a medical doctor was quite successful, he looked to get into a career that was more lucrative. He would therefore get into the automotive business. Right before he got into the automotive business, he looked to purchase a Ford Landau. However, the dealership that he was looking to buy the car from was dealing with financial difficulties. When the dealership went bankrupt, Carlos acquired it and looked to rebuild it. Over the next 13 years, Carlos named the dealership CAOA and built it into the top distributor of Ford vehicles in Brazil.

Thirteen years in the early 1990’s, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade looked to expand his dealership. He would acquire the rights to sell the Japanese vehicles of the brand Subaru as well as the South Korean brand Hyundai. During this time, Carlos made his dealership the top seller of these brands as well. His efforts resulted in him earning enough money to pursue his next goal which was to open up a factory.

By the year 2007, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade invested funds to purchase a manufacturing plant. This would serve as a facility to produce Hyundai vehicles in Brazil. With his new manufacturing plant, Carlos and his company became the exclusive maker and distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Brazil. His business success in the auto industry would lead to him establishing himself as one of the top entrepreneurs in the nation.

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