Wednesday, June 17, 2009 [ sunstar.com.ph ]
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Laus Auto Group (LAG), one of the biggest auto dealership networks in the country, is set to open a Ford outlet in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, bringing Ford vehicles closer to residents, businesses, and over 1,000 locators in the area.
A landmark business venture for the LAG, the outlet will be the first local car dealership inside the economic zone.
“We are grateful for the support of our partners like the Laus Auto Group for making available to our consumers Ford’s high quality and fuel efficient vehicles. We appreciate their invaluable contribution to the continued growth of Ford’s operations in the Philippines,” said Ford Group Philippines president Richard Baker.
Ford Subic (West Coast Automotive), set to open by the end of the year, will be situated on a 1,175 square-meter lot along Argonaut Road and J.P. Rizal Highway in the Subic Freeport. It houses a five-car showroom and eight service bays, with provision for a second level that can hold eight more service bays.
The choice of Subic for the new Ford dealership is strategic, given that it is a modern, globally competitive, and commercially viable location for various businesses.
“Ford Subic is part of our expansion program to service the growing requirements of customers in the western part of Luzon. We are certainly proud to be part of over 1,000 locators in Subic who will help contribute to the business and economic growth in the area,” said LAG chairman and founder Levy Laus.
Laus, who has been a Ford franchise holder since the early 1980s, said the establishment of Ford dealership in Subic indicates sustained confidence in the future of Ford in the Philippines. Ford Subic is scheduled for opening before the end of 2009.
LAG has Ford dealerships in Libis, Quezon City; San Fernando, Pampanga; Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija; and Dagupan, Pangasinan.