PAMPANGA. MMPC First Vice-President for Vehicle Sales and Marketing (Fuso Division), LGC consultant Frank De Jesus, LGC Chairman and CEO Levy P. Laus, Bacolor Mayor Jomar Hizon, MMPC Executive Vice-President for Vehicle Sales and Marketing Division, and Carworld, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Paul Laus break ground for the Carworld Fuso Pampanga facility on Friday. (JTD)

BACOLOR — Carworld Fuso, the newest dealership under the LausAutoGroup, broke ground for its facility in Barangay Macabacle, Bacolor, Pampanga yesterday.

Through the partnership between Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) and the LausAutoGroup, the said facility shall be the first Fuso dealership in Central Luzon.

During the groundbreaking ceremony, Laus Group of Companies Chairman and CEO Levy P. Laus noted that the inception of Carworld Fuso marks another milestone for the company for the year 2017.

He stressed that the dealership aims to serve the growing demand of the region’s market for reliable, heavy-duty trucks that will meet the customer’s needs and requirements for trade and other purposes.

“We are definitely confident and proud to carry Fuso as part of Carworld and the LausAutoGroup. We have been selling Fuso Canter or the light and medium trucks for the longest time, but to eventually venture in selling heavy-duty trucks is something we believe will have a future of its own,” he said.

“It’s very timely, now that these particular brand new trucks are slowly being accepted as the better alternative to the used and reconditioned truck vehicles. I believe that many middle and upper class investors are now very practical in a sense that they know that buying a brand new truck is more viable and profitable instead of gambling on secondhand trucks,” he added.

Furthermore, MMPC Executive Vice President for Vehicle Sales and Marketing Divison Shigeru Ogura said that he is assured that the commencement of the dealership between the truck manufacturing company and Carworld will “double and even triple Fuso’s truck and bus sales in the region”.

“The partnership of MMPC and Carworld shared through the years is very good and deep. Moreover, this dealership is a testimony of our commitment to grow and reach out to more truck customers in this region. We believe that this new venture gives us tremendous opportunities because it is situated near economic zones in various areas such as Subic, Clark, and Bataan,” he shared.

For his part, Bacolor Mayor Jomar Hizon said that the project will spur more investments and developments in the community.

“This will definitely jumpstart and encourage more capitalists to invest in our town. It is not only a privilege, but an opportunity for us, the people of Bacolor, to prove that this once lahar-stricken town is now conducive for business. I would like to thank the LausGroup for their trust and confidence to invest in our area,” he said.

The construction of the 1.4-hectare facility which is solely dedicated to the sale of brand new Fuso vehicles and aftermarket services is expected to be completed by December and shall be fully operational in the early part of 2018.