The Laus Group of Companies is a diversified conglomerate with automotive dealership as its core business. One of the most admired and trusted companies in the region, LausGroup began as a small allied subdealer of automobiles established in 1978 under the name Carworld.
The company was initially headquartered in a spartan office in San Fernando, Pampanga and was run and managed by a small group of five people which included its founder, Liberato "Levy" P. Laus. 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 expansion.
The small allied subdealer eventually became the flagship company of a bigger LausGroup conglomerate which has flourished into an empire of more than 40 dealerships located across Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Northern Luzon. The company currently distributes 11 of the world's best automobile brands namely, Mitsubishi, Ford, Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW, Volkswagen, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Suzuki and Haima. To date, LausGroup remains to be the biggest and fastest growing auto dealership in the country with over 1,600 emloyees and 60 business units.
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 second-hand 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, the LausGroup has remained committed to its core values of customer satisfaction, honesty & integrity, hardwork & productivity, efficiency, and social responsibility. Its success is fueled not only by its passion for cars but also 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.
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 CGIC, a non-life insurance company initiated by Laus in 1997 which offers motor, fire, personal accident, casualty, marine and bonds insurance products. CGIC 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. CGIC is the only non-life insurance company in South East Asia to receive the prestigious distinction.
Apart from CGIC, LausGroup also operates CFIC (Laus Auto Finance), Huper-Optik Philippines which distributes advanced nano-ceramic, multilayer window films; Laus Marketing Corporation (LMC) which carries Voltronic motor oil and lubricants; Carworld Caltex; Goodyear Tire City; and Yokohama Pampanga.
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 radio station, Sun Star Pampanga, and the multi-awarded CLTV TV station, the leading regional TV station in Central Luzon with nationwide coverage.
Other businesses of LausGroup include Max’s restaurants, Familyville real estate and the newest additions to its portfolio, the Laus Group Event Centre, a sprawling venue that can host private events like conferences, concerts, weddings, school reunions and parties; and 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.