Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade, also known as, Dr. Carlos, is the founder of CAOA and a trailblazer in the Brazilian automotive field. CAOA, founded in 1979, is stationed in Latin America and is the biggest manufacturing conglomerate and car distributor. Moreover, since 1990 CAOA has been the sole importer of Subaru and Hyundai vehicles in Brazil and they own Hyundai, Ford and Subaru dealerships. For about forty years, they have sold more than one million automobiles and have produced the iX35, Tucson, and the Tucson SUVs.
In 2012, journalist Boris Feldman, with a knack for motor racing and auto mobiles, published an interview he had with Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade. According to Feldman, the Brazilian automobile industry is changing because of all the work Calrson Alberto de Oliveira Andrade been doing. There have been several failed attempts to accomplish what Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has accomplish. He has not only invested in the creation of a factory in Anápolis (GO); but has also imported and sold an abundant amount of automobiles. Feldman, believes that having extensive experience in the automobile area is what helps Dr. Carlos success. Dr. Carlos understands the distribution, marketing, spare-parts, after sales, and the assembly-line development of automobiles.
According to Feldman, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade‘s dream is already manifesting. During their interview in 2012, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade admits that have already begin creating a brand-new and contemporary design for the Tucson. They decided to use a design agency in Italy in order to get this accomplished. In addition, negotiations with Fiat has already begun in order to receive an engine for the new design. His business strategy is inspired from the Koreans; who also copied and manufactured Japanese products before developing their own. As an ambassador and leader in the Brazilian auto mobile market, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade continues to evolve Brazilian automobiles.