Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is the current chairman as well as founder of CAOA, which is a vehicle assembly and distribution agency. Despite being trained as a medical doctor, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade later went on to become a business executive because he had a passion for becoming an entrepreneur for more than 40 years. After leaving the medical field, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade started his career in the automotive industry in 1979. After purchasing a Ford Landau at a dealership that was never delivered to him due to the company filing bankruptcy, he proposed a deal to the executives. This involved selling him the rights to the dealership in compensation for the lost vehicle. From there, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade began to realize his passion for automotive work.
In six years, CAOA has become the largest Ford dealership in Latin America and continues to provide high-quality vehicles to those looking for safe and reliable cars for their families. In 1998, the company become the official importer for Subaru. Over the following years, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s company also represented Hyundai and began to sell the vehicles to those looking for a cost-effective option for their family’s driving needs. CAOA then put money into investing and marketing, which resulted in an incredible increase in car sales throughout the Brazilian market.
The CAOA factory is now fully automated and produces thousands of car parts each and every day. The highest standards of quality are met due to Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade being incredibly particular with how the facility is run. CAOA also employs a range of people who work on the vehicle manufacturing process, so it has been a great addition to the area as far as potential jobs and employment are concerned. In 2017, CAOA joined Chery, which is the largest exporter currently for Chinese-made vehicles. The joining of these two companies has allowed the agency to become the first of its kind. Despite four decades of extensive growth and work, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade still makes sure that everything is going according to plan and is head of the organization.