It is impossible to overstate the importance of personal safety equipment in the industrial workplaces. Manufacturing facilities have machines with moving parts, dangerous tools, and ergonomic hazards. At construction worksites, falls, moving vehicles, and heavy materials are common. Accidents happen but with some preparation and planning, employers can identify the hazards in their facilities and take steps to reduce the risk of injuries, illnesses, and even fatalities. Mumbai-based ReflectoSafe is one of the pioneers in Safety Industry, striving to provide safety solutions for the workplace through a variety of novel product offerings.
Founded by Rakshit Damani and Lalit Aggarwal in 2003, ReflectoSafe has been a pioneer in high visibility solutions. Till recently, the company had been focusing on its core strength; high visibility safety garments such as safety jackets, winter wear and rainwear, among others. “We have been bullish on high visibility products since inception. The products we have developed have high growth potential. Post Covid-19 pandemic, India will be one of the most desirable markets and ReflectoSafe with its infrastructure & testing capabilities should be at the forefront,” says Rakshit.
Owing to the Covid-19 crisis, personnel safety has become an utmost concern for every individual as well as for every Government. With the prime objective being protection of lives, a large opportunity looms the safety industry. ReflectoSafe is gearing up to seize this gleaming opportunity and get into manufacturing and supplying PPE for which they have already began test marketing. In addition to this, the company is talking to various Government textile organisation to counter the challenges of quality standards prevailing in the industry. “We are persuading with various Government textile organisations to build standards and also conducting public awareness by presentations, exhibiting our products in exhibitions,” says Lalit.
Carving a Niche
ReflectoSafe’s vision is to establish a strong foothold by offering world class services across the globe and achieve professional excellence in the OEM realm. To achieve this, the company uses best available inputs, raw materials and accessories besides promoting the use of Made in India raw materials. All the products offered by ReflectoSafe conform to European (EN) and Indian Quality (ISI) standards and are developed in technologically advanced units. “Our systems and processes have been checked and certified every year for compliance to ISO systems by URS (United Register Services), a UK based accreditation company. Also, our products are ISI certified,” Lalit informs. ReflectoSafe is the first company in safety industry to put up its own full fledged Testing laboratory and get ISI marking on the garments from BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards ). It is also the first company to collaborate & Partner with US company 3 M – A world Leader in Reflective Tapes.
Sudhir Tandon, Consultant & Advisor
Some of the top-notch facilities that ReflectoSafe provides include three well equipped production units (two in Goregaon and one in Vasai), own fully equipped physical and chemical testing lab with focus on quality control at all levels, updated production planning and control systems for ensuring timely deliveries to the customers. The entire product range revolves around high visibility garments and accessories with reflective tapes for ultimate customer safety. “Customer satisfaction is of foremost importance. We first understand the customers’ requirement of safety and then design our product accordingly. We believe in creating a win-win situation with our all stake holders. Majority of our customers place repeat order with us, which is possible only because they are happy with our product quality, pricing and services,” mentions Sudhir Tandon, Consultant & Advisor.
The Journey in a Nutshell
Over the years, ReflectoSafe has achieved major milestones including prodigious revenues and covering practically all major industries such as airlines, cargo handlers, infrastructure, logistics, cement plants, telecom, and others. We have added a new range T shirts (using Kooltex technology with moisture management) and work wear with Antistatic and FR protection. “Our sales numbers have seen an upsurge – and We further plan to achieve our sales target of 25 lakh garments in year 2020-21,” Rakshit adds.
It further plans of targeting to double the production capacity and achieve sales of 50 Lakh garments by 2024-25, establish new products. Additionally, it aims at opening its plant in Goregaon along with focusing on Modernisation / Machinery Replacement / Upgrading Technology.