Manavalakurichi unit (MK) is located at a distance of 25 kms North of Kanyakumari (erstwhile Cape Comorin) in Tamil Nadu. All weather major seaport ‘Toothukudi’ is located at a distance of 100 kms and the nearest Airport at Thiruvananthapuram is located at a distance of 65 kms from the MK plant. Nagercoil, the district headquarter located at a distance of 18 kms from the plant is the closest major Railway station.
The entire coastal stretch of Kanyakumari District is blessed with rich heavy mineral deposits. Annual production capacity of MK mineral separation plant is 91,200 tonnes per annum (tpa) of Ilmenite and other associated minerals such as Rutile, Zircon and Garnet.