Welcome to Metal Badge & 1000km Medals

About Metal Badge

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).

About 1000km Medals

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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Contact Us

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 MedalsThursday, April 26th, 2018 at 6:51pm
Proud to be associated with this race as the manufacturers of these beautiful medals. Good luck to everyone taking part!!! RunCzech - Prague International Marathon
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsThursday, April 26th, 2018 at 1:38pm
Hit the ground running!
The beginning of 2018 has come and gone! Time for the second quarter.
Between the recently completed The 36ONE MTB Challenge - 360km Challenge on two wheels, to the as-gruelling ComradesMarathon on two legs, just around the corner, we have been busy designing and manufacturing YOUR MEDAL, working night and day in between the many public holidays!
“Marathon Season” is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere. Vienna City Marathon was completed this past week - possibly the only marathon with a Swarovski diamond embedded in your medal. Next in line in no particular order, are the marathons from Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Salzburg and Lattelecom Riga Marathon. Awe inspiring cities to traverse on foot with a beautiful medal waiting for you at the finish line.
Locally we have the MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon a few weeks before the Comrades. Good luck to all those who have achieved their starting bibs.
The multiple sport code extravaganza, Arnold Classic Africa Amateur turns 3 years old. An event held on 6 different continents, a true gate way for our young and old sportspeople across almost any sports code.
With Team Sky having lost a few domestiques the last couple of years, will Chris Froome don the Yellow jersey again at the conclusion of the 2018 Le Tour de France.
Please share your special moments on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. Copenhagen Half Marathon ING Night Marathon Luxembourg METRO Marathon Düsseldorf Hamburg Marathon Salzburg Marathon
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsWednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 10:25am
Metal Badge /1000km Medals produces medals, trophies, pin badges, buckles, coins and various other items including key rings, bottle openers, fridge magnets and more. Please visit our website to view more of our medals - metalbadgeandbutton.com
Old Mutual @harare marathon Transcape MTB IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018RAK Half MarathonHarare, Zimbabwe Global Swim Series. #metalbadge #1000kmmedals.
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsWednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 9:04am
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsTuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 2:30pm
Banja Luka Half Marathon - Polumaraton coming up soon!!! Some more exquisite medals by Metal Badge/1000km Medals. Thanks for your support!!! #metalbadge #1000kmmedals.
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Metal Badge/1000km MedalsMonday, April 23rd, 2018 at 11:25am
Another great event this weekend, La Pedagnalonga. Beautiful medals by Metal Badge/1000km Medals. Well done to all who took part! #metalbadge #1000kmmedals #lapedagnalonga.