The countries

The seven countries represented by BP Europa SE


BP in Austria is one of the country’s leading suppliers of fuels and lubricants. At more than 300 branded fuel stations BP serves about 100,000 customers per day. The company also markets heating oil and jet fuel. BP in Austria currently employs 225 people (31st December 2013).


BP has been operating in Belgium since 1909 and mainly produces and markets petrochemical products and lubricants but also distributes marine, jet fuels and LPG. BP in Belgium currently employs 750 people.


Germany is one of BP’s most important markets in Europe. The BP group operates Europe’s second largest refinery system in Germany. BP’s subsidiary Aral is the number one in the Germany fuels market with its 2500 fuel stations while Castrol is the market leader in the lubricants business. More than 5000 people work at BP in Germany.


BP has had a presence  in Hungary since 1991. We are a significant investor in the country, currently marketing aviation fuels and operating a shared service centre in Budapest since 2009 in support of BP’s efforts to simplify, standardize and automate the company’s back office activities and business processes through its Global Business Services (GBS) organisation.

BP GBS Europe was established in 2009 and supported BP’s UK businesses first, as the ones being moved into the centre. The organization has gradually grown and now supporting BP’s other entities across Europe and on a global scale in the field of finance and accounting, customer services, procurement, tax, trading support and HR operations.

In September 2016, BP announced that it would open a new GBS centre in the country, in Szeged in Q3 2017.  The company expect this new office to employ up to 500 people by the end of 2020, complementing the activities currently carried out by BP GBS Europe in Budapest.  

Together, these two GBS Europe organizations will continue to provide world-class services in 15 different languages to BP’s businesses to enable the standardization and simplification of processes as well as driving efficiency and effectiveness.

BP in Hungary is a workplace focused on people, providing stability and partnership, career opportunities, remote working options alongside the best training package available. A company valuing excellence, integrity, diversity and fun.


BP Netherlands is active in the field of Refining & Marketing and Alternative Energy. The approximately 2,000 employees of BP Netherlands are involved in refining, distribution and marketing of fuels and lubricants. They serve customers in almost every sector, from road user (392 fuel stations), to large industrial organizations, agriculture, shipping industry and aviation. A separate department handles the production and supply of renewables.


Although BP only started operating in Poland in 1991, soon became the largest foreign oil company here. Its main business activities cover the distribution of fuels, lubricants and also LPG. With more than 3,000 employees and almost 400 service stations, BP in Poland is among the top 20 companies in the country having 9 billion PLN turnover for 2009.


BP ranks amongst the most important energy firms in Switzerland. Main activities cover the marketing of mineral oil products. Alongside providing fuels and lubricants through the company owned retail station network, BP also sells heating oil and jet fuel as well as managing supply and logistics operations. The retail station network covers 400 stations, of which 170 have a convenience store. BP in Switzerland also sells BP solar products. It operates from Zug with 130 employees.