LUP is currently seeking assets within the veterinary sector
We are proud to announce that we continue to grow & branch out to new industry sectors. The latest of which is veterinary surgery. But we need your help to get the word out if you have or know of anyone who has this equipment.
We are currently seeking a PLASMA STERILISATION UNIT. This is a low temperature plasma sterilizer which is essential to sterilize heat and moisture sensitive medical equipment –common in veterinary practice-. It also allows for the sterilization of single use equipment and devices, making this practice more environmentally friendly and reducing costs.
Adding to this item, we are also looking for a LigaSure. This is an advance cautery unit used in surgery, which can be used to seal blood vessels up to 7mm in diameter. This device greatly reduces the time taken to perform surgery, reduces blood loss and shortens recovery times.
Meanwhile within this same sector, we are also seeking potential buyers for this surgical microscope.
It is a M690 Surgical Microscope with MEL48 motorized zoom and focus microscope, manufactured by Wild Heerbrugg (Switzerland).
To see more assets we have available for sale please check them here.
If you own any of these assets we are currently seeking or you are interested in the surgical microscope, please contact us to have a confidential discussion with a member of our team, who will be happy to assist you in the process.
We are eternally grateful and privileged to be working and having a part of our network, some of the most amazing organisations out there focused on the highest social, environmental and ethical causes, contributing to our mission of making our world a better place.
Why is it so important to extend the life cycle of your assets?
According to our website, “LUP Global is a network of companies and partners all focused around Circular Asset Management who believe in creating a better future through a focus on sustainability.”
We use the word “network” because we understand that we can´t do this alone, and firmly believe that is all about collaboration. We only have one planet, and we are all here together to work towards a shared objective, which is how we can get a sustainable future. We want to change the conventional ways of working businesses engage, in where we all collaborate and work strategically in long term partnerships. When we talk about sustainability, we are thinking on a broader view of the concept, looking not just into the economic aspect of it- making it profitable for all parts involved-, but also the social and environmental impact, always seeking the best interest of our planet.
The LUP Model
LUP network is a collaboration of companies and partners that constitute the four pillars of our Model, which are: Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), Buyers, Service Partners, and Sellers. All these stakeholders play a fundamental role as enablers, to make the system work. Each of them can mutually benefit from the optimization of usage and re-allocation of under-utilized assets, prolonging their lifecycles and avoiding the need for new resources and landfill.
In this article we are going to focus on the role of the “Seller”, and to do that is necessary first to explain who is considered a “Seller” under LUP Model.
Who is considered a “Seller” under our model?
A “Seller” is considered an entity that is an asset owner that is not utilized at its full potential (underutilized) and wishes to extend the life cycle of the asset through a sale. An example of this could be a laboratory that buys a new nitrogen generator (estimated lifecycle of 12+ years) and finds the need to upgrade having only used it for 5 years. This asset now replaced can remain occupying more space in the lab; is donated to another company; or is categorized as disposal and later sent to landfill (through a waste management company, and consequently generating more costs). Many companies are guilty of establishing an Asset graveyard somewhere in their operations hiding away assets that still have a book value – under the LUP Model these assets can be proactively managed and generate value to fund asset replacement.
An asset is a capital item that is managed by an organization through the seeking of funding/spending approvals needed to grow/develop/operate a business, which are normally planed 1 to 3 years in advance of purchase. Under the LUP model we specialize in high value assets normally that are reasonably portable. In our experience very few Industries proactively engage in assuring their assets are used to their maximum useable life with few practicing sound Circular Asset Management principles. We as community need to focus on increasing this opportunity.
A mindset shift is required to appreciate the importance of circularity – in opposition to the linear approach BUY-USE-DISPOSE in Procurement. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) including end of life costs needs to be front of mind underlying the procurement. Consider Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle should be the mantra when a company purchases capital assets.
This may appear to be complex and difficult, but it is not much more than giving maximum value to the assets we acquire and understanding that being responsible for the whole lifecycle of it can generate more value for a company and also for the planet. The commercial advantages for the company comes from the recognition of the End of Life of the product proactively managed increasing its value and the chances for on-sale of the asset when it is not used at its full potential.
One fundamental aspect of the End of Life Management is having a proper recording of the asset life and its maintenance, as the quality of the data recorded will enhance the on sale potential and realizable value. Having a good record keeping of data, such as the purchase date and price, supplier, OEM; warranty provision (and any extended warranty if applicable); depreciation schedule; maintenance cycle, events; machine usage; will help to retain more value within the asset and will enhance the sales potential.
At LUP we have already done this mind shift and, with our passionate team of specialists, we want to enable you to maximize the value of your assets and become your long-term strategic partners. Through our services we can assist you with your under-utilized assets strategy: identification of your assets, timetable for renewal, and identification of potential buyers.
Under our strict Code of Ethics, we guarantee your complete anonymity and confidentiality of the sale of your assets to buyers, and support the movement of them through our ancillary service partners. Our range of services include: Insurance – to mitigate any associated risks with the selling of your unused assets-, Freight –to transport them-, and Finance –for Capital Expenditure Equipment and Asset Purchases.
If you are ready for this change and want to be part of our amazing sustainable network, do not hesitate in contacting us and partner us to sell your under-utilized assets.
We are delighted to introduce Felipe Soraires to the LUP Global Team. Felipe joins LUP as a valued representative to help us continue to grow our network within Australasia.
With his unique network and experience we are extremely fortunate to have him onboard, also be able to assist us for our future developments when we are ready to enter into the South America’s for us to continue to truly make a global impact.
Felipe has wide experience in the International Business area, both in the private and public sectors. Having worked several years on the promotion of trade and investment between Australia and Latin America, he developed a deep understanding of both markets, including industries such as mining, agribusiness, technology, education, energy and resources.
Felipe holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the National University of Rosario, Argentina. While studying he worked in different organizations and industries, from NGOs to medical institutions. He has a strong social commitment, which made him become involved in different projects in his country and around the world.
His +? He is a very friendly and social person, who really enjoys teamwork, practice outdoor sports and sharing quality time with mates –maybe with a cold pint in between-.
Let’s find out a little more through a few questions
Why joining LUP?
Felipe : “After working for ten years in different companies, I wanted to be part of a project that I truly believe on, with some values and goals that I share personally and professionally. I consider that the main purpose of LUP as a company is something that will make me work hard to get it and that is why I want to be part of this project.”
3 adjectives to describe yourself
Passionate, determinant, tolerant
What are your passions?
Travelling, learn about different cultures, sustainability, having good and interesting conversations with friends/people in general.
It is with absolute delight that we announce our first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Strategic Partnership with Peak Scientific Instruments Australasia.
Peak Scientific is a leading innovator in the design, manufacture and support of high performance gas generators for analytical laboratories. Established in the UK in 1997 near Glasgow (Scotland), where its corporate Headquarters, and high-tech manufacturing and R&D facilities reside, Peak Scientific boasts a significant local presence on every continent – including major operations in North America, China and India.
With nearly two decades of experience in pioneering reliable gas generator technology, Peak Scientific develops market-leading nitrogen, hydrogen and zero air systems mainly for the field of LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry) and GC (Gas Chromatography).
Their forte is in providing their customers with high quality, dependable gas generation solutions tailored to meet their specific laboratory demands. What differentiates them is their world-class technical support and on-going service care throughout the generator’s lifespan, wherever you may be in the world.
This marks our very first OEM strategic partnership, which means that we are able to keep these Peak assets in circulation for as long as possible avoiding landfill ie. as they will support any second hand Peak assets we are able to continue to keep in the market with servicing and parts for as long as possible!
Peak are also very closely aligned with our goal of sustainability as they replace hydrogen and nitrogen gas cylinders that are classified as Dangerous Goods and require ongoing transport of potentially explosive gases, with on-site generators that create the gas from air, meaning less transport, less wasted gas from unused gas in cylinders, and much safer for end users and the environment. Truly a WIN-WIN for all parties involved (how LUP always wants to work)!
This only applies to Australia & New Zealand at this time.
We are so excited to be able to work with this world-class leading life sciences brand and OEM, and look forward to a fruitful long-term relationship in order to help achieve even more in the way of Circular Economies and sustainability now and into the future.
You are interested by second hand assets from Peak Scientific? Contact below!
LUP, as an international network, develops its team above Australian borders! Discover today 2 French, who are part of our growing family and work for LUP Global as Reps or Head of Marketing & Communication. They also act for Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) development.
Marie Pailhes-Dauphin, our Head of Marketing & Communications
Marie, our Head of Marketing & Communications, arrived in the LUP Team at the beginning of 2019. Marie is based in Capbreton, France. She helps LUP to build its marketing strategy and tools.
Marie has done her studies in Law and Economics in Toulouse and Reading (England), before completing her master’s degree in “Risk Management in Developing Countries” at the Institut de Sciences Politiques of Bordeaux. She had a specialization in Sustainable Development and Africa/ Middle East areas.
Passionate about the general interest, she decided to start her professional life in a communication agency based in Bordeaux and specialized in public / parapublic domains. During 5 years, she learnt how to optimize social enterprise development through communication strategy.
In January 2019, she started a new life in Capbreton in France, close to the ocean and nature. She wanted to put her skills at the service of innovative and sustainable projects in order to help the change happen.
LUP and Noreen, its founder, who was looking for French partners for future development, crossed paths. The adventure started: Marie became our Marketing specialist and helps us to find the good tools and channels to achieve our goals.
In the future, she is also a part of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Development Team.
Her dream? A more humane society, which takes care of its environment and biodiversity. Through LUP, she is more than convinced that we can unite our forces to change (at least a little bit) the world through circular economy.
Amaury Laloux, our Rep in EMEA
Amaury joins our EMEA team based in France recently. He studied International Economics in Paris and Bordeaux, France.
His experience as a Policy and Economic Analyst brought him to work in Italy within the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation to analyse, compare and forecast economic indicators evolution amongst developing countries.
Later, Amaury focused on green energy production and joined the Hydrodynamic Technologies team as Responsible for Business Development, where he developed national and international projects for producing local, green and carbon-free hydroelectricity.
His appetite for traveling took him to America where the United States Department of Agriculture allowed him to deepen his analysis knowledge.
In the meantime, his passion for music led him to organise, co-organise and volunteer in numerous events and festivals throughout France, Morocco, Spain, Belgium and more to promote sustainable development and global awareness about Ethics, Energy and Food matters.
For Amaury, “being a part of Lup’s adventures seemed to be an obvious next step towards his personal and professional involvement.
It is rare to come across individuals where you have an immediate connection and such close alignment of values, that it was ideal synchronicity when LUP Global was privileged enough to have met and been able to partner with the amazing Steven Farrugia, now a key member of the LUP Global Board acting as a Non-Executive Director.
Founder of both ShareTree and Vative, Steven has 24+ years of experience in Business Strategy, Character Development, Cultivating Thriving Cultures, Leadership Development, Performance Incentive Systems, Charity Organisations, Business Start-Ups, Software Engineering, App Development, Finance, Strategic Marketing, Customer Solutions, Executive Coaching, Mindset Coaching, Lean Six-Sigma Continuous Improvement Systems, Maintenance, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Warehousing, and having a meaningful and fun life.
Steven’s track record includes:
14-year international career at Bosch
Winner of 2017 Creative Innovation Conference Scholarship
Finalist of Australian Young Achiever Award
Founder and Director of ShareTree, Vative Group, MyEye Group, Diaro
Advises & coaches several boards, start-ups & internationally organisations
Discover Steven through its interview !
1. Why does global wealth inequality mean so much to you & ShareTree’s values? SF : At the root of all limitation to people’s opportunities to meet to their fullest potential & by their purpose is a limitation of enough. The amount of benefit that those receive that hold excessive wealth is completely disproportionate to the amount of limitation it poses to the rest of humanity.
Currently, the world average income ration between highest and lowest paid workers in corporations is 276 times to 1. This means the average worker that earns USD40K the highest paid worker earns USD11 million and 40K per annum, and that’s only the average.
A fair distribution of wealth through research and surveying is a ratio of 30 : 1. That is equivalent to USD40K to USD1.2 million per annum. Any realistic human being luxuriously live on USD1.2 million per annum.
It is ShareTree’s objective is to provide transparency so that people can use their buying power and employer choice power to make sustainable choices in purchasing and employment to correct this imbalance.
We will do this by educating mindsets and team cultures about gratitude for individuals, schools, community organisations and businesses. By engaging and connecting the skills of people and businesses with schools and community organisations through purpose aligned volunteering.
2. How do you see these values aligning with the broader vision of LUP? SF : The ShareTree application provides an algorithm to connect people’s purpose and passion to the UN sustainable goals through 9 key global initiatives:
Wealth equality / Income equality
Environment & Energy
Human ethics & Character
Clean Water & Food
LUP Global will be the ShareTree leading partner for initiatives related to 2. Environment & Energy.
3. What would be your ideal vision for our planet? SF : To create a fairer world where every person has the opportunity to realise their full potential.
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