Company Profile

Laus Group of Companies is considered the largest multi-brand network in the Philippines today, a highly diversified conglomerate with automotive dealership as its core business.

Its founder, Levy P. Laus, a well-known public and private sector leader, was named one of 33 most influential people in the automotive industry of the Philippines in 2018. It was the latest accolade the top businessman, dubbed as a countryside taipan, had received on top of countless awards and recognitions as a business and corporate leader.

One of the most admired and trusted companies in Metro Manila, Central and Northern Luzon, LausGroup began as a small allied subdealer of automobiles established in 1978 under the name Carworld.

Now on its 43rd year, the company initially had a spartan office in the then capital town, now city, of San Fernando, Pampanga, ran and managed by a small group of five people led by Mr. Laus himself. Through his hard work, foresight and hands-on leadership, Laus steered the company through tough times and acquired several dealerships to support the business' rapid and dramatic expansion.

The small allied subdealer eventually became the flagship company of a bigger LausGroup conglomerate which has flourished into a large network of over 65 dealerships located across Metro Manila, Central and Northern Luzon. The group currently is a dealer of automobile brands namely:

Mitsubishi, Ford, Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW, Volkswagen, Jeep, Peugeot, Kia, MINI, Mazda, Nissan, Suzuki, Foton, Geely, MG, Haima and Changhe. To date, LausGroup remains the biggest and fastest growing auto dealership in the country with over 2,200 employees.

Apart from its eclectic auto dealerships, LausGroup is also now a dealer of trucks and buses carrying Hyundai, Fuso and Foton brands as well as motorcycle brands BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa.

Growing alongside the company's successful dealership network is Carmix, which was founded almost at the same time as Carworld, Inc. For more than three decades, Carmix built and maintained its reputation as the market's trusted source of quality pre-owned cars at affordable price points. The company also offers trade-in options and auto financing assistance on all its vehicles which include most brands and popular models.

Through the years, LausGroup has remained committed to its core values of customer satisfaction, honesty & integrity, hard work & productivity, efficiency, and social responsibility. Its success is fueled not only by its passion for cars but also by the passion of its people to provide the best service to its customers, a tradition that continues to transform the way every dealership conducts business.

The LGC baton has been passed on to Ms. Lisset Laus Velasco, the patriarch's eldest daughter who has been elevated as its new Chairman and CEO following the founder's untimely demise recently.

Ms. Velasco, the former LGC executive vice president, has vowed that her father's legacy will continue for LGC.

LausGroup Subsidiaries

To complement the dynamic growth of its auto dealership, LausGroup diversified into other businesses bringing with it the same dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Part of the conglomerate's operations is Corporate Guarantee, a non-life insurance company initiated by Laus in 1997 which offers motor, fire, personal accident, casualty, marine and bonds insurance products. Corporate Guarantee belongs to the top non-life insurance companies in the Philippines and is one of only six non-life insurance companies in the country that are ISO-certified. Meanwhile, its adherence to best practices was recognized by Investment in People (Iip) with a People Management Excellence Standard Recognition and Certification. Corporate Guarantee is the only non-life insurance company in South East Asia to receive the prestigious distinction.

Apart from Corporate Guarantee, LausGroup also operates Comtrust Finance and Investment Corporation (Laus Auto Finance), Huper Optik Philippines which distributes advanced nano-ceramic, multilayer window films; Laus Marketing and Trading Corporation (LMTC) which carries Voltronic motor oil and lubricants.

Outside of the automotive sector, the company put up various media outlets in line with the founder's vision of priming the countryside and stimulating economic activity. The company owns RWFM 95.1 radio station, Sun.Star Pampanga, and the multi-awarded CLTV 36, the leading regional TV station in Central Luzon with nationwide coverage.

Other businesses of LausGroup include Max’s restaurants, Pancake, Dencio's, Yellow Cab, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and Family Ville real estate. Among the latest additions to its portfolio are: LausGroup Event Centre (LGEC), a sprawling activity center that can host events like conferences, concerts, private functions, an imposing 4 story Microtel by Wyndham Pampanga, walking distance from LGEC, and the Laus Auto Services, a state-of-the-art, multi-brand general jobs, auto body paint and collision center in Clark Freeport that offers maintenance and repair services to cars of all makes and models.

Consistent with its corporate advocacy of championing countryside development, LausGroup has slowly but surely expanded to the North, opening new dealerships and eyeing other viable businesses to sustain and spur growth and progress wherever it goes.