The Laus Group of Companies (LGC) is a diverse network of companies dealing predominantly in the automotive business, which started in 1978. Representing eleven different car brands and its own used car business, its dealerships have multiplied over the years to become the largest and fastest growing multi-car car dealership network in the country today – the LausAutoGroup.
The LausGroup is also composed of major ancillary businesses in nano-ceramic films, motor oil, and magwheels distribution, auto enhancement, tires, non-life insurance, real estate, financing, trimedia, food services, and gas station service, aggregately composed of 1,500 employees in 65 business units.
The LausGroup of Companies is a private company founded in 1978 by its Chairman and CEO, Liberato "Levy" P. Laus, a Filipino Entrepreneur. Carworld, its parent company, began as a small allied sub-dealer. Back then, the organization was managed by only five people, including Mr. Laus himself.
From its humble beginnings, the LausGroup has risen with 38 independent auto dealerships. It is comprised of Mitsubishi-Carworld, Ford, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Kia, Haima, Suzuki, Nissan, Mazda, and BMW. Its used car company, Carmix, is a pioneer in the area.
On the other hand, Tire City Auto Care offers a versatile line of products from tires and magwheels to motor oil and lubricants, while Tire City Dau is an authorized distributor of Yokohama tires.
To support its automotive business, LausGroup also finances and re-finances used cars through its lending company, Comtrust Finance and Investment Corporation or LausAutoFinance. It also has Laus Marketing Corporation (LMC) that handles exclusive distributorship of after-sales products, such as Voltronic Motor Oil and Lubricants.
Another historical addition to LausGroup's expanding after-sales business is Huper Optik Philippines, which marks LGC as the exclusive distributor of the revolutionary Huper Optik Advanced Nano-Ceramic Window Films in the Philippines. Its non-life insurance, Corporate Guarantee and Insurance Company or CGIC, is branded as one of the major players in the country. It belongs to the top 30 companies and was granted its first ISO certification in April 2004. It was recertified after three years and was awarded ISO 9001:2008 on March 2010.
Realizing the importance of media in its region, the company has established its own tri-media. Servicing Pampanga and the Central Luzon region is Central Luzon Television 36 (CLTV 36), a regional free TV which broadcasts over channel 36 and Radioworld 95.1 or RW95.1, operating both under Central Luzon Broadcasting Corporation. Meanwhile, Sunstar Pampanga, its local news publication, covers the Pampanga area.