About Us

There is much to take pride in when you source a product from SIMBA®, which means “lion” in Swahili representing strength. The industry supplier was established in 1974 by Jay Schechter and consistently earns 5-star industry ratings from distributors. Comments such as “awesome,” “true experts,” “prompt,” and “top quality products” are sprinkled throughout distributors’ reviews. “Through the 40 years of evolution we have never steered away from 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.”

SIMBA® started out in a garage with stock medallions, neck ribbons and trophy hardware. “As the demand grew for new products at a better price, our founder Jay was one of the first suppliers to travel to China and start direct importing for the Awards industry,” Schechter says. “As the popularity of custom products grew, SIMBA® focused not only on the awards industry but more into our Express in-house customized products ranging from medallions, lapel pins and key tags all the way to our new Championship Award Belts, golf and beverage accessories, badge reels, coins and much more.”

The Express in-house line also makes it easy to quickly find the right product at a fair price. SIMBA® can also pull, imprint and deliver product to meet tight turn times. Its full production facilities are strategically based in North Carolina, Texas and California. “Now with our three 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™ with polydoming, and now our brand new Full Color 3D TEXTURE TONE™ printing process!” There is free setup for all in-house SIMBA-made Express full-color products. Need artwork? No worries. SIMBA® also provides free artwork design and concepts, helping you to perfect your client’s art.

The history of SIMBA® plays a major role in where we are today. Please look for new products and incentives as the year goes on.”Visit www.simbacal.com for updates and services.