CAOA is an automobile distributor and a manufacturer in Brazil. They have been dominating the automobile sector for decades. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is a former doctor from Paraiba, Brazil who founded the company in 1979 and is currently the Chief overseeing all the processes with the help of advisors and board members. Currently, the automobile dealers have countless branches spread throughout Brazil. Their first breakthrough was securing the partnership with Hyundai for importing cars for distribution in the country. High levels of excellence and huge sales in cars impressed the car manufacturers. They became the first and the only car dealers to have been issued with import license from the Korean Giant, Hyundai.
In August 2018, Boris Feldman, a motor car racer and automobile enthusiast talked about the achievements of Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade in his radio show called the “Car Talk”. He mentioned how it inspired him to share the journey of a doctor to become a world-renowned entrepreneur. Later on, CAOA secured dealership with the Japanese Automobile leaders Subaru and sold thousands of cars in a span of just three years.
CAOA is known for prioritizing customers and treating them with utmost courtesy. Their customer feedback and grievance services have exceeded expectations over the last four decades. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade understood that the company needed to evolve into something bigger. In 2007, CAOA in partnership with Hyundai inaugurated a manufacturing plant in Anapolis, Goias. The plant is a sophisticated facility with modern machinery and highly trained professionals who have valuable experience in the assembly line. The plant was constructed initially with the motive of manufacturing HR models of Hyundai. Two years later in 2007, Hyundai allowed CAOA to manufacture Tucson SUVs in large volumes. In recent times, they have been manufacturing different cars and trucks designed by Hyundai such as iX35 and HD80 trucks.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade once disclosed that he feels overwhelmed to have sold over a million units in the country since 1979. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade pledged to provide the citizens of Brazil with cars of a Brazilian brand in the near future.