BP invests 8 billion HUF in Hungary

Plans for BP's new shared service center will see the employment of 500 highly-qualified people by 2020

British Petroleum is set to establish a new service center in Szeged, southern Hungary, with an 8 billion HUF investment, Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has announced.

The Hungarian government is also contributing 1.9 billion HUF to the project, Szijjártó told a press conference.

Brian Puffer, BP’s vice president for global business services, said the new shared service center will employ 500 highly-qualified people by 2020. He noted that BP established its first service center in Budapest in 2009.

BP has chosen Szeged for its business environment and presence of a university, as well as for the proximity of a motorway and excellent cooperation with local authorities, he said.