Duluth agricultural equipment manufacturer and distributor AGCO Corp. has opened a European headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

The new center will manage the company’s business throughout the Europe, Africa, Middle East and East Asia Pacific regions.

Employees will begin relocating to the new headquarters this year, with all key European and Asian business being handled from this office by 2010.

AGCO distributes its branded products via 3,200 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries.

Visit www.agcocorp.com for more information.