LausGroup of Companies: 45 years of leadership in countryside development

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — LausGroup of Companies (LGC) — one of the largest and fastest-growing multi-brand automotive networks in the country — celebrates 45 years with achievements from across its subsidiaries spanning the automotive, non-life insurance, media, and food and hospitality industries.

Founded in 1977 as Carworld, Inc. by the late Levy P. Laus, LGC has evolved into one of the country’s top conglomerates outside of Metro Manila, centered on promoting countryside development in Northern and Central Luzon.

To date, LGC now has more than 2,000 employees, and is run by the 2nd generation of Laus leaders who have carried on the legacy and entrepreneurial vision of the late founder, anchored on the core values of customer satisfaction, honesty and integrity, hard work and productivity, efficiency, and social responsibility.

LausGroup: Over 4 decades of automotive dealership excellence

From a small allied subdealer to eventually becoming a highly-diversified conglomerate — The LausGroup now has several dealerships located in Metro Manila, Central and Northern Luzon.

Carrying world-class automotive brands such as Mitsubishi, Ford, Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW, Volkswagen, Jeep, Peugeot, Kia, MINI, Mazda, Nissan, Suzuki, Foton, Geely, MG, Haima, and Changhe, the LausGroup remains as one of the fastest- growing auto dealerships in the country.

Its leadership in the automotive dealership space also extends to the distribution of trucks and buses — with LGC carrying brands such as Hyundai, Fuso, and Foton.

Currently, the company continues to expand its customer base with the ongoing construction of Carworld Bataan, slated for completion in the 4th Quarter of 2022.

The LausGroup has also strengthened its foothold in motorcycle dealerships in the countryside, bringing in brands such as BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, and Vespa.

Today, LGC and SMC Asia Car Distributors officially opened the Premier Motorrad — the first standalone showroom and dealership of BMW Motorrad in Pampanga. The launch coincides with the birth anniversary of LGC’s Levy. P. Laus and the company’s 45th Founding Anniversary.

Corporate Guarantee: 25 years of unparalleled customer care

Corporate Guarantee (CG) — one of the country’s top non-life insurance companies — recently celebrated its 25th anniversary marked with milestones and successes that has cemented its leadership in the Philippine insurance space.

The LGC subsidiary was recently granted by the Philippine Insurance Commission with another three-year Certificate of Authority for 2022 to 2024, allowing CG to continue providing security and peace of mind to their customers.

In its commitment to bring unparalleled customer care, CG earned an ISO certification in 2004, making it one of only six non-life insurance companies in the country that are ISO-certified. With seasoned professionals leading the organization, the company is able to maintain a high standard of customer service while supporting continuous career growth and development for its employees.

CG continues to expand its network and services with branches in Pampanga, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Tarlac, La Union, and Ilocos Norte.

Enduring legacy of countryside development

The dynamic growth of its automotive dealership network paved the way for LGC to become the highly-diversified conglomerate that it is today, built on the strong foundation of dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction.

With the late scion’s eldest daughter Lisset Laus-Velasco at the helm of the group’s operations, LGC has reinforced its commitment to social responsibility, participating in various environmental and social outreach programs in recent years.

This includes the Balik Baterya Program with Ford Philippines, Motolite, and the Philippine Business for Social Progress—where partner companies collect used lead acid batteries (ULABs) and turn it over for proper recycling and production. In turn, participating companies may allocate proceeds of the sale of their ULABs for CSR projects to their chosen beneficiaries.

Following Laus-Velasco’s recognition as a global Ford Dealership Honoree in 2021, Laus-Velasco received a grant from global automaker Ford Motor Company which went to supporting the education of deserving Grade 12 students who will undergo apprenticeship and training with LGC after their graduation.

In line with the founder’s vision of priming the countryside and stimulating economic activity, LGC’s media outlets such as the RWFM 95.1 and CLTV 36 continue to serve as a peek into Central and Northern Luzon’s development — cultivating communities and culture through its nationwide scope and extensive coverage.

LGC also operates and manages Sun.Star Pampanga, boosting its community reach and service through a tri-media ownership.

The upward trajectory of LGC’s growth and expansion is testament to the enduring legacy of countryside development that LGC Chief Executive Officer Lisset Laus-Velasco attributes to the collective effort of the men and women that made LausGroup to what it is today.

“The LausGroup wouldn’t be where it is today if not for the hard work and dedication of all our team members who have been with us from the very beginning. As we celebrate 45 years of the LausGroup, we strive to champion countryside development by expanding our network across all our lines of business to take both Central and Northern Luzon to greater heights,” Laus-Velasco said.

LGC marks its 45th Anniversary with festivities at the LausGroup Complex in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, in the presence of esteemed guests from the provincial and local government, brand partners, and affiliates of the LausGroup.

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