Accelerating Energy Plant and Industrial Factory Development with SOLIDWORKS



The Company 

As the world’s largest exporter of ethanol, Brazil is considered to have the first sustainable biofuels economy. Supporting this important industry is Dedini S/A Indústrias de Base, a 90-year old company that has emerged as the world leader in the development of energy plants and industrial factories for the sugarcane sector. Mario Dedini founded the company in 1920 as a small workshop. Since then, Dedini has followed a meteoric growth path through the development of plants, factories, and equipment for a variety of energy generation and industrial applications.

In addition to its prominence in sugar processing and ethanol production, Dedini develops other energy facilities, such as cogeneration, steam boiler, and biodiesel (vegetable oil) plants. The company also operates industrial factories, including food processing; wastewater treatment; and cement, mining, and metallurgical equipment.

The Challenge

Accelerate the development of diverse energy generation plants and industrial processing factories while improving quality, controlling costs, and increasing innovation.

The Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS design and SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis software to better visualize plant designs, automate design processes, and reduce design errors.

The Result

  • Compressed design cycles by 35 percent
  • Shortened time-to-market by as much
  • as 30 percent
  • Reduced design errors by 60 percent
  • Cut rework by 30 percent

"Working in SOLIDWORKS is definitely saving time and money. It’s the only software that we use to develop key mechanical components and systems in our plants."

Otávio Spagnol Sechinato
Project Analyst and 3D CAD Specialist