Industrial Area Details

MEPZ Special Economic Zone

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  • Name of Park

    MEPZ Special Economic Zone

  • Industry Type

    SEZ (Special Economic Zone)

  • Location

    Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  • Industrial Area Size

    265 acres

  • Connectivity
  • Air

    Chennai International Airport (airport code MAA) is located in Tirusulam, India, about 8 kilometers from MEPZ SEZ.

  • Rail

    It has direct road and rail access to major ports located in and around the city of Chennai.

  • Road

    MEPZ SEZ located in Chennai on the N.H. 45

  • Sea

    Chennai Port is an artificial harbour situated 24 km from MEPZ SEZ on the Coromandel Coast in South-East India

  • Auto Components

  • Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences Tools & Services

  • Building products

  • Chemicals

  • Construction & Engineering

  • Construction Materials

  • Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components

  • Food and Agro Products

  • Footwear

  • IT Services (ITES)/Software

  • Leather & Leather Products

  • Luxury Goods

  • Machinery

  • Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

  • Telecommunications

  • Textile, Apparel & Accesssories

  • Trading Companies & Distributors

  • Transportation Infrastructure

    • Bank/ATM
    • Concrete roads/ roads
    • Fire detection and Fire fighting
    • Health Care Center
    • Power Supply
    • Restaurant/Canteen
    • Security
    • Water Supply

MEPZ Special Economic Zone is a multi-product SEZ. The Zone was established as an Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) in the year 1984. The Zone become operational and exports commenced during the financial year 1985-86. MEPZ SEZ is one of the Seven Special Economic Zone set up by Govt. of India.

Apart from MEPZ-SEZ, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry have approved setting up of Special Economic Zone by the Private Developers, Public Sector Undertakings etc. There are 39 Special Economic Zones functioning under the jurisdiction of the Development Commissioner , MEPZ-SEZ.

The Zone was converted into a Special Economic Zone (Multi product) w.e.f.1.1.2003. The added objective of the SEZ is to facilitate exports through reduction of transaction costs. To this effect, the Govt. of India, Department of Commerce, has introduced special features that includes Off shore Banking Units and Container Freight Stations to be set up within the Zone besides liberalized Customs procedures.

The Zone is headed by The Development Commissioner.