Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Automotive Fuel In Specialised Stores
47.3 - Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores

70 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 June 2006
Employment effect (start)
22 June 2006
Foreseen end date
31 December 2006


BP Austria, a subsidiary of the BP concern headquartered in London (United Kingdom), announced on 22 June 2006 the planned dismissal of about 70 out of its current 430 employees all over the country. According to Hans Strassl, the company’s chief executive officer, this measure is inevitable since the company has run at a considerable loss for the last two years. Competition in trading with mineral oil products has been ‘extremely intensified’, with the result that permanently increasing cost prizes cannot be realised on the market any more. As a consequence, 100 out of current 562 service stations are planned to be closed down or sold by the end of 2006. The employees concerned will be covered by a social plan which will bring about expenditures of EUR 20 million for the company.


  • 22 June 2006: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 22 June 2006: Der Standard


Eurofound (2006), BP, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 63665, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63665.