The service centre of BP in Hungary has been a success story for ten years now - VIDEO REPORT

The service centre of BP in Hungary has been a success story for ten years now - VIDEO REPORT

The service centre of BP in Hungary has been a success story for ten years now

The business service centre of British Petrol (BP) in Hungary has evolved to be the largest of the global network within a decade. The office in Budapest, founded ten years ago and the office in Szeged, launched two years ago employ 2,500 people, making Hungary one of the most important countries for the company. At the event celebrating the 10th jubilee of BP in Hungary, held at Szeged, BP announced that they would install solar panels on the roof of the Szeged office, decreasing their yearly CO2 emissions by 45 tons.

British Petrol (BP), based in London, was founded in 1908, and has grown to one of the largest oil companies of the world in the past century. Its shares are listed on the stock exchanges of London, New York, and Frankfurt. BP has globally about 18,700 commercial units in 78 countries, and has 73,000 employees.

BP has been present in Hungary, representing the Castrol product group. Its unit in Budapest, belonging to Global Business Services (GBS) Europe ‒ one of the first GBS offices ‒ was established in 2009. Taking the successful operation in the capital as a basis, BP's second office in Hungary was launched in Szeged, at the renovated, reconstructed clothes factory in 2017. The new centre planned to reach the objective of 500 employees by 2020, but they have already achieved it this year. Taking the number of employees into consideration, these two locations raise Hungary to the group of the five most important countries, and Szeged to the ten most important cities. Through these achievements, BP has also become one of the five largest service centre operators of Hungary.

BP also cooperates with the University of Szeged, so about 80 students have learned the operation of service centres thanks to common courses, and got an insight into the everyday life of a global, international energy company.

BP GBS ensures support for the whole European continent. It provides services in 16 languages in the fields of finance, accounting, procurement, tax; as well as HR- and commerce-related support and customer service.