Swedish truck maker Scania AB reported a first-quarter profit but its net income slipped 29% after it cut jobs to prepare for slowing European demand and raised prices on some models, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
Net income fell to $265 million, from $375 million a year earlier, while sales slipped 3% to $3 billion.
Soedertaelje, Sweden-based Scania, which is controlled by Volkswagen AG, reports its earnings in Swedish kronor.
First-quarter new orders fell 19% to 15,809 trucks and buses, Scania said, while deliveries fell 15% to 16,238 vehicles.
Industrywide registrations of heavy-duty trucks in the European Union fell 11% from a year earlier in February, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, Bloomberg reported.