CAOA is one of the largest car importers in Brazil. For more than 35 years, they have been one of the top 10 companies in the entire automobilistic sector in Brazil. It started in 1979 when its founder, Dr. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade, bought a Ford Landau in a dealer that went bankrupt and he offered that it be passed on to him to compensate for the payment of the vehicle. Six years after that, it became the largest Ford reseller in Brazil and later the largest in South America. Several other companies were later imported to Brazil by CAOA and their sales in CAOA became much larger than they were with other resellers, making them the companies with the most sales for imported cars. In 2012, it got the prize for “Best Reseller in the World” from Hyundai, the first time that the prize was given to a reseller outside of Europe.
Considered one of the main independent development partners, EDAG develops concepts and solutions tailored to meet the most diverse needs of the mobility industry in specific projects all around the world. In Brazil, EDAG began in 1989, acting in the areas of Product Development, Manufacturing, Production (tools, models and prototypes), administration and commercial. Throughout these years, EDAG do Brasil has significantly consolidated its presence in the market. In Brazil, it has won several prizes such as Volkswagen Supply Award 2007 for Business Excellence – Services – General Purchasing Group, the AUTODATA prize in 2004 for “The Best in the Automobilistic Sector” and the General Motors Awards in 1995, 1997 and 1998.