Welcome to Metal Badge & 1000km Medals


Metal Badge, a family run business established in 1969, is today an industry leader in the design and manufacture of a variety of goods using high pressure die-casting and pressings. Our base metals include zinc, brass, copper, silver and gold.

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Products for the local and international market include event medals, military insignia, fabric and rubber insignia, pin badges, name plates, buckles, coins, tokens, brass buttons, cuff links, trophies, key rings, bottle openers, fridge magnets, coasters, golf pitch repairers and ball markers, silicone bracelets and presentation boxes for medals, coins and jewellery.

Metal Badge uses some of the world’s leading software and cutting edge technologies including Precision CNC machining, Laser 3D digitising, polishing and plating to, together with our experienced and loyal staff create innovative items of exceptional quality.

Metal Badge is an accredited supplier to AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).


1000km Medals specializes in medals for mass participation events globally.

We currently produce over 3million medals annually and our factory is continually evolving as we improve systems and technology to remain competitive as demand for our high quality product, innovative design, reliability and competitive price grows.

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Internationally we supply medals for the London, Berlin, Rome, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Vienna, Bucharest, Riga, Bergen, Athens, Tokyo, Ethiopia and Kenya marathons, Tour de France and Ride London Cycle events and, many other marathon and sporting events worldwide.

Locally we supply medals for major South African events such as The Comrades and Two Oceans marathons, Walk the Talk, Cape Cycle Tour, 947 Cycle Race, and mass charity events such as Spar Ladies for Breast Cancer.

1000km Medals is an accredited supplier to AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).

We have established a European base in the Netherlands to facilitate distribution.

We can assist in English, Italian, Greek, Spanish, German and Dutch.

Our Products

How it Works

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Our graphic designers have a high standard of excellence, and will help you with your preliminary design ideas. It can be a picture, photograph, drawing or email description. Your sales assistant will guide you through this process.

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The following factors will influence your quote:

 Your individual budget
Complexity of design
Weight and size
Finish: see Step 5
Die-casting or pressing
Amount of colour
Ribbon choice and printing requirement
Your location, timeline and freight option

Once we have discussed and established your specific needs you will receive your preliminary designs, timeline, individualized quotation and payment terms. Adjustments to the design and quotation can be made to meet your budget. Once accepted, you will then be required to sign off the quotation, timelines and freight costs. We will now proceed to the final design stage.

High Pressure Zinc Die-casting

The advantage of die-cast items is that just about any shape or form can be re-produced, consistently at high quality. Products are electro-plated for different finishes.


These products are stamped or pressed out of brass , or precious alloys on demand.

Colour Fill


We can also do 24 carat gold plating – bright or matt.

Metal Badge plating options - medals and trophies


Lead Time and Freight Options after design approval

International Orders

Option1 – By Sea

3 months or 12 weeks after initiation. Allow 6 weeks freight to Europe, and 10 weeks to America or Japan.

Option 2 – By Air

6 weeks after initiation. Air freight takes up to 2 weeks, depending on the destination and the airline used

Option 3 – Express Air

6 weeks after initiation, BUT if last minute changes are made to either the design or quantity we will need to use express freight which takes 1 week. This is extremely expensive at double normal air freight costs.

One of our efficient sales support team will confirm your timeline

Local Orders – Southern Africa

Lead time

1. Orders with new die-blocks – 6 weeks

2. Orders with existing die-blocks – 2 to 3 weeks

3. Standard medals 2 to 3 weeks

Our Clients

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Our info

+27 12 541 3443

+27 12 541 1438

International orders:  info@1000km.co.za

Local orders: info@metalbadge.africa

 6 Pepler Street | Rosslyn | Pretoria | 0200

P.O. BOX 3518 | Pretoria | 0200



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Metal Badge/1000km Medals

Metal Badge and Button design and manufacture a variety of products for the local and international market. We specialize in many of today's cutting edge technologies including high pressure die casting, Precision CNC machining, Laser 3D digitizing, polishing, plating and other processes as well as having the equipment and experienced staff to create items in the tried and trusted methods of the last 40 years. Metal Badge manufactures a variety of products including medals, badges, name plates, military regalia, fabric and rubber insignia, buckles, coins, tokens, buttons, cuff links, trophies, and promotional items such as key rings, bottle openers, fridge magnets, coasters, golf pitch repairers and ball markers. We also supply silicone bracelets and boxes for medals, coins and jewellery. We also use some of the world’s best software solutions to create digital samples for your approval and for the final product. Metal Badge strives for perfection in the quality of our customer service through speed of delivery and excellent products manufactured with pride, using advanced technology
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsTue, Apr 23rd, 2019 at 2:58pm
More beautiful medals by Metal Badge/1000km Medalsge for the Nevada Police and Fire Games. #metalbadge #1000kmmedals nevadapoliceandfiregames.
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsTue, Apr 23rd, 2019 at 2:43pm
Metal Badge/1000km Medals are proud to be associated with this race as the manufacturers of these amazing finishers medals! Tet Riga Marathon. #metalbadge #1000kmmedals.
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Tet Riga Marathon
🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇 #TetRigaMarathon has achieved the #GoldLabel status – the only one in Northern Europe. To celebrate, we created 5 medals – one for each distance with one uniting element – cube. The cube is structured, it represents the way athletes prepare for the marathon – very systemised physical and mental training. Each cube represents a kilometre, together they form the shape of the medal - the distance. It is a bit like an optical illusion, an impossible journey that a marathon can be. You can run through this path of cubes in various ways, which symbolise that each run is unique and it requires rigorous training and power of will. 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇 Zelta zīme Rīgā gaidāmajiem skriešanas svētkiem nodrošina Ziemeļeiropas nozīmīgākā maratona statusu. Lai to nosvinētu, mēs radījām piecas medaļas. Katrai distancei savu ar vienu vienojošu elementu – kubu. Kuba struktūra atspoguļo procesu – sistemātisku fizisku un mentālu darbu, gatavojoties savam mērķim. Katrs kubs reprezentē 1 kilometru, savukārt kopā tie veido medaļas formu – distanci. Medaļa – optiska ilūzija, neiespējams ceļojums, kāds maratons var būt. Šo kubu ceļu var izskriet dažādos veidos, un tas simbolizē katra skrējiena unikalitāti, neatlaidīgu treniņu procesu un gribasspēku. Design: Arthur Arthur Arthur Arthur Video: Ivars Burtnieks #RunYourGold
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsTue, Apr 23rd, 2019 at 2:40pm
Beautiful medals by Metal Badge/1000km Medals for the Great Welsh Marathon. #metalbadge #1000kmmedals #greatwelshmarathon.
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsTue, Apr 23rd, 2019 at 2:38pm
Great Welsh Marathon
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsTue, Apr 23rd, 2019 at 2:37pm
RMC Banja Luka Half Marathon Another fun run this weekend, RMC Banja Luka Half Marathon! Well done to all the participants! Beautiful finishers medals by Metal Badge/1000km Medals. #metalbadge #1000kmmedals.
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsTue, Apr 23rd, 2019 at 2:34pm
Another great event this weekend - City Surf Series South Africa! Well done to all the surfers, as well as the organizers! Enjoy your beautiful medals from Metal Badge/1000km Medals. #metalbadge #1000kmmedals #citysurfseriessouthafrica.