MABALACAT CITY — The LausAutoGroup opened Wednesday, July 3, its newest and first Foton dealership here, in partnership with Foton Motor Philippines Inc. (FMPI).

Foton Metro Clark, FMPI’s 29th dealership in the Philippines, strategically located along MacArthur Highway in Dau, this city, is the closest-in-distance dealership to the 11-hectare Foton vehicle assembly plant inside Clark Freeport and is highly accessible via the North Luzon Expressway and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway.

During the Caragan-style opening rites, Laus Group of Companies Chairman and CEO Lisset Laus-Velasco said the partnership with FMPI is a result of the shared vision of the two companies.

“What we endeavor to do today is the continuation of the vision and advocacy of our late father Levy P. Laus — this is the development and growth in the countryside. Foton now properly belongs to that vision. With Foton now being carried by the LausAutoGroup, we can look forward to serving our customers from North and Central Luzon by way of products and services to complement their lifestyle. And Foton is now open to empower your business,” she said.

Laus-Velasco added: “Foton is the number one manufacturer of commercial vehicles in China for the last 30 years. And in the Philippines, it aims to sustain economic growth by providing quality passenger cars and vehicles to families and local businesses. As part of LausGroup, we will work with Foton in this direction. We are truly grateful our companies share the same vision and values on customer welfare, environmental protection and societal growth.”

For his part, Foton-United Asia Automotive Group Inc. president Rommel Sytin said having the LausAutoGroup as a dealer-partner is a major milestone for Foton.

“I can vividly remember June 28, 2018 when I signed the MOA [memorandum of agreement] with Mr. Levy P. Laus and I was happy that we had a common vision. Having LausAutoGroup as one of our partners is considered as a major milestone for Foton. We are honored that LausAutoGroup chose to include Foton as part of their legacy. Armed with the mission to support the growth and development of our stakeholders, we commit ourselves to incessantly ignite the burning passion with the Foton Metro Clark Team and the entire LausGroup to provide exceptional vehicles and customer care to more Filipino families and busineses, I would like to thank the [Laus] family and promise that the Foton team will support the business 24/7,” he said.

Foton Metro Clark houses a completely-furnished vehicle showroom that could accommodate five units of passenger vehicles and light trucks. It also has state-of-the-art service bays specifically designed to provide quality maintenance, repairs and general after-sales services. (JTD)