Asustek has offered Elitegroup Computer Systems $28 million for its iBook manufacturing plant.

Over half the plant is dedicated to building iBooks. It is thought Asustek hopes to secure orders for more machines from Apple, reports EBN.

Elitegroup is reportedly selling the plant because of its low profit margins and because Apple is its only customer. An Elitegroup official has confirmed the company has asked Apple if production could be transferred to its plant in China

Asustek is expected to disclose more details regarding the purchase in June.