GARC is located among the major automobile manufacturers like M/s Renault Nissan, M/s Daimler, M/s Hyundai Motor India, M/s BMW, M/s Ford etc. Also surrounded by more than 200 auto-component manufacturers. The proximity to Chennai international airport about 35Kms and Chennai port is about 50Kms will support GARC for better accessibility and service to the international manufacturers.

Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC) is a unit under National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP) housing the facilities for comprehensive testing services. GARC provides homologation testing and R&D support to the automobile vehicle and component manufacturers in India. GARC which is under construction is spread over 304 acres with combined office space and test labs at the SIPCOT Industrial Growth Centre near Chennai at Oragadam.