ASSA Launches Versatile and Flexible Offset Cylinders ASSA, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, has developed the M20 modular cylinder platform range, made from individual components to meet market demand for a wider variety of cylinder lengths. M20 enables Vantage Partners, to produce offset cylinders from components, rather than traditional fixed housing. Compatible with all ASSA platforms in 5-pin, 6-pin satin chrome and polished brass variant, making the range suitable for all applications and cylinder lengths. The M20 range reduces the lead-time and value of stock-holding, as a wide range of cylinders can be created from a smaller stockpile of components. The cylinders houses and extension parts are connected by a strong steel beam that bends under force rather than snapping, making them strong and durable. M20 modular housing can be used across all ASSA cylinder platforms and the Euro Profile cylinders are available in lengths up to 180mm, errors on cylinder lengths can be easily rectified and at very little cost, thanks to the separate cylinder parts.Emma Crouch, Category Manager for Cylinders, explains: “In recent times the need for more unusual offset cylinders is increasing, the price of fixed cylinder housing has risen and yet the lead-times are still extended for special length cylinder houses, not only on the product set-up, but also in the manufacturing process.“In response to this we introduced our M20 modular cylinder range, which provides a more versatile range of cylinders with shorter lead-times, giving our Vantage Partners the capacity to respond more quickly to the market demand for differing cylinder lengths. In turn, we believe that providing this platform to our ASSA stockists will allow them to offer a superior service to their customers."