Empresa Nacional de Aluminio, also known as ENDASA was created in 1943 and began operating in 1947. The company was formed under the Instituto Nacional de Industria (INI). The INI aimed to promote and secure the development of Spanish industries and to create a degree of self-sufficiency for the Spanish economy. ENDASA, along with the other industries formed under INI, served to change the economy of Spain by creating new jobs and promoting sustainable growth. Today the company is known as INESPAL.