ECONOMY AND BUSINESS
The economy of Klang is closely linked with the greater Klang Valley area which is the most densely populated, urbanised and industrialised region of Malaysia. There is a wide range of industries within the Klang municipality, whilst major industrial areas are also found in Bukit Raja, Kapar, Meru, Taman Klang Utama and Sungai Buloh, Pulau Indah, Telok Gong and others.
Rubber used to be an important part of the economy of the region, but from the 1970s onwards, many rubber plantations have switched to palm oil. These have since then been converted for urban and housing development and infrastructure use.
Port Klang forms an important part of Klang’s economy. It is home to shipping companies and agents, custom brokers, container storage centres, as well as freight and transport companies. The port handled almost 50% of Malaysia’s sea-borne container trade in 2013. The Free Trade
Zone area was established in 2004 to transform Port Klang into a regional distribution hub as well as a trade and logistics centre.
Klang is also well connected to key strategic areas within the Klang valley via a series of major roads and highways including the Federal Highway, NKVE, KESAS, etc. It is 30 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), making it the ideal hub for international freight and logistics in the country.