Seizing the opportunities laying ahead, more business opportunity are opening up in Batam. Batam is open for any kind of industry. There is practically no restriction for industries to be set up in batam. However, some industries are more suitable than others. The largest industry operating in Batam is the electronic and computer related industrial such as components and parts, printed circuit board (PCB) makers, etc. This type of industries include fabrication of leather goods, shoes, garment, plastics, consumer products, household products, and healthcare products.
There some companies involvedin heavy industry such as steel fabrication, pipe threading, oil explorationequiment, oil rig fabrication, offshore jackets, and heavy equipment. In addition to that, there are also more than 105 shipyard industries for ship repair and shipbuilding in batam. With adequate hazardous waste control, the chemical industry is also allowed. Among chemical industries that are now operating in Batam are fatty alcohol factory, paint producing factories, pipe coating, and chemical.
Some well-known multinational companies which are already operating in Batam include : Yokohama Rubber, Epson, Profab, Schneider Manufacturing, Ciba Vision, McDermott, Anggrek hitam, Cladtek, McConnel Dowell, Caterpilar.