The Brazilian automobile sector had always below per with most of its citizens relying on imported products but Carlos Alberto De Oliveira Andrade sought to change this. During a 2012 interview with a popular car talk radio show TV program host, Boris Feldman, Dr. Carlos promised to help rewrite the history of Brazil’s automotive sector.
Like most Brazilians, Borris though the idea of manufacturing the different components in-house and assembling it in the country a farfetched one, a pipe dream. But Carlos Alberto De Oliveira Andrade had a plan that involved copying the plans of an existing car model from the market and tweaking to come up with a more efficient engine, similar to what Koreans did to Japan car models.
Boris Feldman goes on to admit that Dr. Carlos has since proved him and numerous other Brazilians wrong by taking over Cherry, maintaining good rapport with his Chinese associates and seeing to the continuation of the production of his models in Jacarei and Annapolis as well as those of Hyundai. The medical doctor by profession has gone on to succeed in a field that Chinese companies and other local brands like such as Puma, Mario Araripe and many others tried and failed.
According to Dr. Carlos, this success couldn’t have been possible were it not for the continued dedication of his team at the CAOA company. Their input has seen the brand emerge as the largest manufacturer and distributor of automobiles in Brazil and Latin America.
The CAOA was established in 1979. It started off relatively small but the past four decades that have seen it experience exponential growth in operation capacity, allowing it to supply over one million cars to the Brazilian market. Today, thanks to Dr. Carlos visionary leadership, the company has an extensive network of dealerships throughout the country. As per gppalestras.com.br, it has been the sole importer of Hyundai and Subaru car models into the country. Most of the CAOA operations are centered on their Anápolis (GO) assembly plant where it produces the Tucson SUV’s, IX35, and Tucson car brands.