Boxing Day and Factory Machines

Boxing Day is traditionally an occasion for employers to give gifts to their employees. It’s also a good reminder to take care of your factory machines. Give your Indramat system the gift of maintenance, repair, or inspection.

What is Boxing Day?

Depending on where you live, you may have a different idea of what Boxing Day means. Maybe you think it’s a day where you put things in boxes. Perhaps you think it’s a celebration of boxes, or maybe when you get rid of all of the boxes that your gifts and presents came in on Christmas day. Maybe you’ve never even heard of Boxing Day.

Boxing Day is a holiday that is mostly celebrated in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations such as Canada and Australia.

The national holiday takes place on December 26th, the day after Christmas Day. The bank holiday sometimes falls on the first weekday after Christmas Day, however.

Historically, Boxing Day was associated with giving to those less fortunate. It was the day that servants, poor tradespeople, blue collar workers, etc. received gifts. Family servants often waited on families on Christmas day, so they were given the following day as a holiday.

The origins of the holiday’s name aren’t quite clear. It’s possible that the name came from collection boxes – alms – that gathered donations for the poor. Or it could be for the gift boxes given to servants and workers.

What do you do on Boxing Day?

Today, Boxing Day doesn’t have much to do with charitable giving or giving gifts to employees.

Some parts of the world treat Boxing Day as a holiday extension, celebrating the holiday much like Christmas day with feasts, gifts, and time with family. There is also plenty of soccer and other sporting events to watch on Boxing Day. The sport of boxing, however, has nothing to do with Boxing Day.

The holiday is also a big shopping day in some parts of the world. It’s one of the busiest shopping days of the year in many countries.

Serve your servos

Maybe you’re back to work on Boxing Day, maybe you observe Boxing Day, or maybe you’re on vacation until the beginning of the new year. Whenever you get back to the office, you should seriously consider servicing your factory machines. Boxing Day is a good reminder that it’s time to take care of your servos, drives, and controls, that work tirelessly for you all year long.

The holidays are a busy time in manufacturing, printing, and packaging. The lull after the holidays is the perfect time for maintenance, repairs, and inspection for industrial motion control systems. Call 479-422-0390 for immediate support for Indramat motion control systems.