Our Story

Simba started out in a garage with stock medallions, neck ribbons and trophy hardware in 1974. “Jay (founder) was one of the first suppliers to travel to China and start direct importing for the Awards industry,” Schechter says. “The popularity of custom products also grew. So Simba also focused on our express in-house customized products. We started off with medallions, lapel pins and key tags. Then we grew into Championship Award Belts, golf and beverage accessories, badge reels, coins and a lot more.”

Established in 1974 by Jay Schechter, Simba consistently earns a 5-star industry rating from distributors. Comments such as “Excellent Customer Service” “Fast/Prompt” “Unique High Quality Products”. “Through the 45+ years of evolution, we have always focused on providing high-quality products” says Casey Schechter, president of Simba. “We have always and will always provide 5-star customer service and know that our customers always come first.”

The Express in-house line also makes it easy to quickly find a great product. Simba can also pull, imprint and deliver product to meet tight turn times. Its full production facilities are strategically based in North Carolina and California. “With our multiple locations we can produce your order in as few as three days with our Express Service,” Schechter says.

Simba also provides innovative decoration. “We have always kept an eye out for trends and staying ahead of the curve,” Schechter says, “which includes laser, Full Color Vibraprint™ , and now Texture Tone™!” There is free setup for all in-house Simba-made Express full-color products.

The history of Simba plays a major role in where we are today. Simba continues to focus on making high quality products with excellent customer service that distributors can take pride in delivering to their clients.

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Industry Awards

SAGE Supplier Award

2022 – A+ Supplier Rating

2021 – A Supplier Rating

2020 – A+ Supplier Rating

2019 – A+ Supplier Rating

2018 – A+ Supplier Rating

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2016 – A+ Supplier Rating

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2014 – A+ Supplier Rating

2013 – A+ Supplier Rating

2012 – A+ Supplier Rating

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2008 – A Supplier Rating

ASI Supplier Award

2022 – 5 Star Supplier Rating

2021 – 5 Star Supplier Rating

2020 – 5 Star Supplier Rating

2019 – 5 Star Supplier Rating

2018 – 5 Star Supplier Rating

2017 – 5 Star Supplier Rating

2016 – 5 Star Supplier Rating

2015 – 5 Star Supplier Rating

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2008 – 5 Star Supplier Rating


2016 Supplier of the Year Award
Awards and Personalization Association