Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is an automotive businessman based in Brazil. He is the mega player in the sector and the proud owner of CAOA, which has been in the market since 1979. He has enjoyed the monopoly of being the sole dealer of Ford, Hyundai, and Subaru in the whole of Brazil. More so, he has had the privilege to import Hyundai and Subaru cars from the late 1990s.
The CAOA vehicles assembly plant which is situated in Annapolis (GO) city is also the manufacture of the Tuscon, iX35, new Tuscon SUVs, and the HR and HD80 trucks. Carlos automobile company has been in the market for more than 40 years, and has sold more than one million vehicles, covering the Brazilian population.
Earlier in 2012, Dr. Carlos appeared in a motor show TV interview where he was being interviewed by the famous motor racer enthusiast and journalist, Boris Feldman. The interview had a caption titled “Dr, Caoa’s dream”, and even got published in the year 2012, with the word “Dr”, emerging from his medical degree, which is his field of study. In the interview, Mr. Feldman began by exploring the challenges that the entrepreneur encounters, but finalized the interview by appraising him, for his efforts and more so, in setting up a mega motor vehicle plant in the country’s capital.
The exclusive interview revealed how Carlos Alberto de Andres was able to collaborate with Hyundai and given a legal license to operate, according to Grandes Profissionais Gestao de Palestrantes . The license gave him a clear path to manufacture HD 78 and HR trucks. On top of that, the permit pointed out how it brought together the ancient models of the Tuscon brand and assembled them, and now the firm plans to introduce the new ix35 into the market within the next few months. The interview also shaded light on the entrepreneur’s desire to manufacture a purely Brazilian car.
Dr. Carlos married into this question and stated that they already had a design agency in Italy which was designing new bodies for the Tuscon models. Similarly, the firm was in the process of negotiating with Fiat concerning the provision of national engines, with Fiat being the current provider of HD 78 engines. The 2012 commentary ended with Feldman being optimistic on whether Dr. Carlos would make it, but to his surprise, six years down the line, after revisiting the same question, his surprise answer was a big yes. He had made it, and today CAOA is producing its model in partnership with China.