Batu Pahat is Johor’s second largest manufacturing industrial town with textiles, electronics, food-processing, timber, porcelain and plastic industry establishments. 50% of the textile exported from Malaysia comes from over 300 garment and textile factories in this part of the country. 

Batu Pahat is also home to many foreign and local public listed companies. They include Harta Packaging, PCCS, Baneng Holdings, S&P, Sharp Roxy, Ramatex, Southex, Prolexus, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Yong Tai, Hwa Tai, AE, Kia Lim, Kayu Wangi, Hup Seng, Xiang Leng, Magnum, SKP, SPI Plastics, BP Plastics, Cheng Yap Sdn. Bhd. and Fast Track Solutions Bhd. 

Agriculture is another important contributor to the town and Johor economy. The town has long been the center of some of the largest rubber, oil palm, coconut and cocoa plantations in Johor. Known also as “Northern Johor’s Shopping Paradise”, the town’s development has also been fuelled by the presence of numerous shopping malls and hypermarkets. 

Batu Pahat is served by local and intercity land transport, both locally and intercity. They include ● Terminal Bus (Serving express bus,local as well as intercity bus and taxis) 

  • Ferry Terminal (A new ferry terminal is located at Minyak Beku, servicing the Indonesia ports of Tanjung Balai, Bangkalis and Batam)