In October 2010
, Hubertus Muhlhauser, AGCO's general manager of Eastern Europe and Asia, said part of his company's interest in investing in production in China was to put AGCO in a better position when the Chinese government looks to buy equipment to use on its African farms. "The question is are the Chinese going to favor companies that have investments in China, i.e. will the Chinese government purchase goods in China to be used on their farmland in Africa?" he said. "We have seen a few tenders, yes, definitely. Is this becoming a trend? Most likely, and this will be a nice add-on to the business case that we are running here.".