World class Engineering SEZ at MARG Swarnabhoomi

Engineering SEZ
An ideal destination to set up your manufacturing facilities

Welcome to a world class Engineering SEZ, designed to pursue business excellence on a land of new thinking. Spread over 311 acres of land with over 156 acres of processing area, the meticulously designed Engineering SEZ intelligently caters to every minute need of the engineering industry, making it an ideal destination to start up your operations.

SEZ in Chennai at MARG Swarnabhoomi

SEZ in Chennai at MARG Swarnabhoomi

Engineering SEZ is set in the mega township of MARG Swarnabhoomi. The project has created a business-friendly ecosystem by utilising smart economy, smart governance, smart environment, smart people (social and human capital), smart mobility (ICT), and smart living.

Set on the strategic ECR stretch, “the growth corridor” of the future and being close to Chennai, Engineering SEZ has access to world class academia. It is also well connected via road, rail & airport and unlike other industrial clusters, it has all the facilities to foster business. Away from common din of the cities, located at scenic backwaters of ECR, the city is planned in such a way that it harmonizes with nature and offers scenic tranquillity and peacefulness to uplift human mind and soul.


World Class Infrastructure: The amount of effort and investment required to benchmark India in a global scale is only possible with involvement and expertise of private players in such projects. Engineering SEZ project is one of a kind, with a vision to provide world-class infrastructural amenities. Besides basic amenities like power, water and communication, it also has 24-7 security, technologically advanced medium for water treatment and recycling, etc. Companies in Engineering SEZ make use of better infrastructure and facilities, to enhance their production capabilities.

Holistic Ecosystem: Inspired by major R&D and innovation centers from across the globe, Engineering SEZ aims to develop a region with holistic ecosystem by providing an environment which nurtures innovation in the engineering sector.

In sync with Environment: Unlike other industrial clusters, Engineering SEZ not only has all the facilities to foster businesses but is also connected with nature. Away from common din of the cities, located at scenic backwaters of ECR, the entire city is planned in such a way that it harmonizes with nature and offers scenic tranquility and peacefulness to uplift the human mind and soul.


Enjoy the host of benefits of setting up an operation in an SEZ:

  • Duty-free import / domestic procurement of goods for development, operation, and maintenance of units
  • External commercial borrowing by SEZ units up to US$ 500 million in a year, without any maturity restriction, through recognized banking channels
  • Exemption from central sales tax and service tax
  • Single window clearance for central and state-level approvals
  • Exemption from state sales tax and other levies


  • The infrastructure offerings of the Engineering SEZ provide design flexibility and space scalability to help companies get established and grow
  • Choice of convenient factory facilities to match your needs
    • Plug & play infrastructure: Floor plate flexibility (10,000 sq.ft. onwards)
    • Built-to-suit format
    • Incubation centre
    • Developed land parcels: Spaces ranging from 1 acre to 20 acres


  • Easy access to the sea of business opportunities
  • Proximity to Electronic Hub
  • Close to two major ports, a minor port and a domestic and international airport
  • Engineering SEZ will have business access to cities in India and abroad  and they will enjoy ease of operation and save heavy cost on logistics
  • Located on scenic East Coast Road (ECR), mid-way between Chennai and Puducherry

Virgo Engineers to set up new plant near Chennai

Virgo Engineers,Marg Swarnabhoomi sezPune-based valve manufacturing company Virgo Engineers Group is in the process of expanding its manufacturing capacity by setting up a new plant at Marg Swarnabhoomi, near here.

The Rs 700-crore company is a leading manufacturer of flow control valves and allied products predominantly for the oil and gas sector.

Spread over one lakh sq.ft., the company’s Chennai facility is expected to cater to the “increased export demand and contribute Rs 100 crore to the company’s turnover in the next three years.


Announcing the launch of the facility on Monday, Mr Jagdish Desai, CEO of the company, said Virgo has invested close to Rs 40 crore in the facility and will invest another Rs 20-25 crore to install machinery.

The company is planning invest a similar amount in setting up a foundry at its Coimbatore facility as a backward integration initiative. “This will give us a better control over the price and quality of the products besides ensuring guaranteed supply of valve castings,” he said.

The company, in the last one year, has invested close to Rs 90 crore in India in capacity expansion projects in its Pune and Coimbatore facilities and setting up this new plant. In addition, it set up a manufacturing facility in Italy and acquired an existing facility in Germany at an overall investment of €11 million.

Virgo currently has 13 sales offices in seven countries and manufacturing facilities in India, Italy, Germany and the US, and it has a base of over 2,300 customers across 72 countries.


Mr G.R.K. Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director of Marg Swarnabhoomi, who was also present on the occasion, said Virgo’s is the fourth manufacturing facility at Swarnabhoomi. Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos, the UK-based cooling tower equipment manufacturer Vanspall and auto component manufacturer Polyhose have already set up facilities which are operational too, he said.

Besides, the company has signed with Eswari Electricals (to set up a 10,000 sq.ft of distribution facility); Twindisc for a 33,500 sq.ft. of marine transmission devices manufacturing facility; TVS Kwikpatch for a 10,500 sq.ft. space for auto components; and Techpro for manufacturing equipment for water treatment plants.



Infrastructure @ MARG Swarnabhoomi

6 acres of water bodies
Green eco-system: 19,000 planted trees
18 kms of heavy duty roads ready, as per highway standards, with storm water drains
3 km of covered pathway
Dedicated cycling tracks
3 Rain water harvesting structures with a total area of 31,000 m² and a cumulative capacity of 1,37,000 m³, enough to take care of water needs of MARG Swarnabhoomi for 2 years
State-of-the-art, air-conditioned Convention Centre with seating capacity of 4,000
14 acre world class cricket facility which includes a 7 acre stadium – coming soon
7 acre integrated sports facility comprising football field, hockey field & athletic track – coming soon
Solid Waste Management: State-of-the-art “Composting Yard” spread over 2 acres – coming soon
6 lakh sq. ft. Innovation Park, to house 10,000 people – coming soon
3 lakh sq. ft. Science Park, to house 3,000 scientists – coming soon

Over 6 acers of water bodies

Air conditioned convention center with capacity of 4000

18 kms of roads ready

3 Rain water harvesting structures

19,000 trees planted
Industries @ MARG Swarnabhoomi

2 Lakh sq.ft. of industry facilities completed, 1.3 Lakh sq.ft. under construction
Industry majors like Grundfos, Virgo, Polyhose & Van Spall operational
Other industry majors coming up at MARG Swarnabhoomi include Eswari Electricals for distribution facility, Twin Disc for marine transmision devices, TVS Kwik Patch for auto components & Techpro for water treatment plant equipments

Education @ MARG Swarnabhoomi

1 lakh sq ft of educational facilities operational
Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) into its 3rd year of operations with 33 students and International faculties from the US
225 first generation students from LKG to VIIIth standard availing affordable CBSE based education at MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya
60 students attending Architecture & Design course at MARG Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) with a unique practical & live experience
Rural BPO and Employability & learning Centre with over 150 people operational

Homes @ MARG Swarnabhoomi

Specially designed homes with a sea view, sense of light and sense of space
Cumulative 7000 homes launched, the biggest such launch in South India covering 7.6 million sq. ft. of land
Homes starting at just Rs.9 lakh
Pay just Rs 2 lakh as down payment and Rs 4000/- as EMI to own a home at MARG Swarnabhoomi
Amenities include operational convenio, healthcare centre, ATM & state-of-the art clubhouse with swimming pool and gymnasium
Land to construction cost ratio at MARG Swarnabhoomi is 20:80 whereas in the cities it is just the reverse.
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Exempt infra firms, SEZ units from MAT: MARG chief

Real estate and infrastructure conglomerate, MARG group, has called for exemption of infrastructure firms and units set up in Special Economic zones (SEZ) from the provisions of minimum alternate tax (MAT).

“With a slowing economy, high interest rates and need to speed up decision making towards infra projects, I expect a positive attempt in this budget to push private investment and accelerate infrastructure spending,” said GRK Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director – MARG Group.

Following are the pre-Budget expectations from GRK Reddy:

* Exempting infrastructure companies and SEZ units from MAT provisions

* Relaxation of norms on long term funds (insurance and pension) to invest in the infrastructure sector

* Permitting banks to issue long term tax-free infrastructure bonds, thereby enhancing the participation of banks, financial institutions and large NBFCs

Marine Infrastructure:

Reddy says the privatisation of ports in the country has begun in the right earnest and it is now imperative that the Government works out a supportive mechanism particularly for:

* Dredging (which is highly capital intensive)

* Connectivity by road & rail

Even though private ports are creating additional capacities, it is critical for the above 2 issues to get adequate representation in the budget. As per the maritime agenda, a 3 billion capacity is required to be created by 2020 with a sizable portion of investment expected from private sector. This can only be possible if this sector gets infrastructure and funding support.

Real Estate:

Reddy states that the real estate sector is in a state of turmoil on account of high interest rates and inflationary pressures among other factors. In this scenario, impetus from the Government in the form of budgetary provisions to spur demand for residential & commercial real estate will augur well for this sector:

* The scope of the 1% interest rate subsidy should be broadened to include housing loans up to Rs. 20 lakh

* Declare housing as infrastructure and bring it under Section 80IA of Income Tax Act

* Incentives to promote affordable housing – Increase allocation to Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) for urban housing targeted at the EWS and the LIG sections

* Tax exemption limit to be hiked to Rs. 3 lakh against interest paid on housing loans

* Relax FDI up to 51% in multi-brand retail to create demand for retail space in shopping malls


* Exemption from the MAT levy will certainly be a positive measure to bring relief to the sector

* The implementation of the revised Direct Tax Code (DTC) draft will have strong implications on SEZs as it does not allow tax benefits to new units. The industry requires clarity on the issues that may emerge and how businesses would be promoted in Special Economic Zones.


Amrita Research & Innovation Park (ARIP) is part of a Multiservices Special Economic Zone of MARG Swarnabhoomi. With over 6 lakh square feet built-up space, ARIP addresses to every minute requirement of IT/ITES companies and is poised to cater to the new generation IT requirements. Packaged as an innovative solution, unlike traditional IT parks (mere infrastructure), ARIP offers 360 degree solutions right from IT/ITES space, accommodation, leisure & entertainment and education while learning.

Spread over 7.84 acres of land, ARIP consists of two equivalent towers of 2.76 lakh sq feet each. Two towers are connected with a walkway at 3rd floor. Apart from the basic IT infrastructure required for IT/ITES companies, ARIP is designed in such a way that it receives more natural light and air flow, making it energy efficient. A floor height of 4.05 meters makes the employees more comfortable to work with less fatigue. All these features combined with walk-to-work lifestyle to offer better productivity for the companies.

As a packaged solution, ARIP offers an unmatched lifestyle for the employees of its clients who live in MARG Swarnabhoomi. All the employees can avail the facilities of MARG Swarnabhoomi such as indoor & outdoor sports complex, CBSE based school, Medical services, ATM, Departmental store, and Multi-purpose auditorium etc. Plans are afoot to develop DhyanaDham, Adventure sports and water sports at MARG Swarnabhoomi.

Benefits to IT/ITES companies

  • ARIP is a part of Multi Services SEZ – companies can avail all the SEZ benefits such as corporate taxes etc
  • Located in serene environment, which encourages innovation and fresh thoughts
  • Reduced rental/lease costs
  • Reduced Operational Costs – power, transportation costs
  • Companies can concentrate on their core competencies – instead of concentrating on other activities like transportation and safety & security of the employees etc
  • Lesser travel time brings in better work-life balance and ultimately results in more productivity
  • Improved employee retention because of better work-life balance

Benefits to IT/ITES employees

  • Better work-life balance – an accomplished escape from the world of frustrations offered by the current cities
  • Savings up to Rs.8000/- in the monthly budgets including transportation costs and living costs etc
  • More free time to cherish unfulfilled dreams such as learning music, playing games/sports with families and education while learning etc
  • Healthy lifestyle because of serene, pollution free and frustration free environment
  • Safe secured place to live in

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