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From Industrial Automation to Sporting Success: The Journey of Rohan Kanitkar and Reflex Pro

Soon after Rohan Kanitkar was done with college, he did not want to wait any longer and dived headfirst into his entrepreneurial journey, establishing Topographix Solutions, specializing in industrial automation. His focus was on servicing prominent automotive giants and premium research institutes, tackling an array of diverse projects, including classified data acquisition systems and embedded electronic solutions.

Inspired by his father’s specialized business ventures, Rohan initially delved into industrial automation and data acquisition systems for multinational corporations and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). However, in 2020, the pandemic dealt a blow to the automotive industry, affecting ongoing projects.

But adversity breeds innovation, and it was during this trying period that the idea for Reflex Pro took root. With unwavering dedication and several years of hard work, Rohan Kanitkar has brought Reflex Pro to life. 

About Reflex Pro

Reflex Pro, India’s pioneering light-based training and mapping system, is a meticulously designed tool aimed at improving Reaction, Reflexes, Stamina, Agility, Decision Making, Hand-Eye Coordination, and Field Awareness. It caters to athletes, sports enthusiasts, and mental training coaches, offering a pathway to elevated performance. While talking about the utility of the product, Rohan mentions, 

“Beyond its primary sports-oriented application, Reflex Pro finds versatile utility across diverse domains, including physiotherapy, ophthalmology, cross-fit, and Neurology. Moreover, it emerges as a powerful tool for bolstering cognitive capabilities, underscoring its potential to transcend various facets of human development.”

A standout feature of Reflex Pro is its AI-based performance analytics, providing users with detailed evaluations of their skills after each training session. This technology-driven insight allows for targeted improvement and enables performance comparisons among users.

Created by Topographix Solutions, this Indian innovation proudly combines cutting-edge technology with indigenous development, exemplifying the spirit of innovation in India. 

What makes Reflex Pro unique?

In Rohan’s own words, “Reflex Pro stands out because we focus on helping our customers achieve their athletic goals in a way that’s effective, safe, and enjoyable. What sets us apart from our competitors is our dedication to innovation and quality. It is hard to find a Made in India reliable and cost-effective way to map your reflexes and reaction times currently.”

Their differentiation lies in continuous research and development, resulting in cutting-edge training equipment and programs. They actively seek athlete feedback and collaborate with experts to ensure their products excel. Additionally, they offer personalized training plans and access to certified trainers, offering a unique advantage for those on their fitness journey.

In the realm of sports and fitness, Reflex Pro’s unwavering commitment to excellence and personalized support makes it the preferred choice for athletes striving for peak performance.

Challenges encountered

A significant challenge emerged when the pandemic brought operations to a complete standstill. Sustaining the business during this period proved exceptionally tough. However, the team remained committed to their employees’ well-being, ensuring no salary reductions or delays occurred.

In a display of commitment, the company’s founder, Rohan even forwent his own salary for several months to prioritize the welfare of the staff. While undoubtedly a tough period for all involved, their unwavering dedication to their employees’ financial security and a collective sense of responsibility helped them weather the storm and emerge stronger.

Yardstick of success

The success of their business is a product of their commitment to customer satisfaction, demonstrated through regular feedback and high levels of contentment among their clientele. 

Their steady revenue growth reflects their ability to reach and resonate with their target audience while delivering meaningful value. Employee engagement remains a priority, with surveys, feedback, and low turnover rates ensuring their team is motivated and appreciated. 

Their track record of innovative product development and adaptability to changing market demands are key milestones, as is their positive impact on the community through philanthropy, sponsorships, and partnerships. 

Additionally, industry recognition through awards and accolades underscores their business’s esteemed standing.

Future plans and lessons learned

Coming to what lies ahead for the company, Rohan says,

“Our vision is to redefine the landscape of training and mapping systems on a global scale, with a special focus on India, and establish Reflex Pro as the unequivocal gold standard for Reaction and Reflex training, particularly within the realm of sports.”

In his entrepreneurial journey, Rohan Kanitkar has gleaned valuable lessons for aspiring business owners. He emphasizes that taking that initial leap of faith to start a business is pivotal, setting the foundation for the venture. Furthermore, he underscores the significance of consistency, highlighting that unwavering commitment and quality delivery are keys to long-term success. 

Simultaneously, Rohan stresses the importance of innovation, as adapting and evolving in the dynamic business landscape is essential for thriving. Innovation encompasses solutions to problems, process improvements, and staying ahead of industry trends, making it a critical factor in entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Lastly, he signs off by adding,

“Embrace the fear of that initial leap, and use it as fuel for your journey. Once you’ve taken that step, commit to consistency and innovation. Be persistent, learn from failures, and never stop seeking ways to make your business better. Remember that every obstacle is an opportunity for growth, and with determination, you can overcome them and build a successful business.”

Snigdha Basu
Snigdha Basu
A multifaceted writer, Snigdha Basu is a freelancer and a columnist at Entrepreneurs Today. She also spearheads Chic Life Edition - her own Digital Magazine with sustainable fashion, beauty, and culture at its core. Reach out to Snigdha at [email protected] for inquiries.
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