In 2013, German freight operator BoxXpress.de ordered new Vectron locomotives. They were needed for cross-border services from Germany to Austria vv. The machines represent the Vectron AC configuration with PZB/LZB and ETCS signalling systems.
The delivery of the first batch of four was slightly delayed, originally being scheduled for September/October 2013. BoxXpress started first revenue services with a new Vectron locomotives on 07.12.2013.
The first four machines, that arrived late 2013-early 2014, were numbered 193 840, 841, 880 and 881. Although two different number series were used, all four machines where similarly equipped by delivery.
In November 2014 BoxXpress.de took delivery of a fifth new Vectron locomotive: 193 842. It was the first of a second batch of four machines.