The company was founded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1970 under the name of Visualpak, Ltd. The company primarily produced blister sealing machinery. In 1984 Visualpak, Ltd. merged with Thermoforming S.p.A. of Milano, Italy and was renamed Visual Thermoforming Ltd. The product line was expanded to include Skin Packaging Machinery, Die Cutting machines and Thermoformers. In 1997 the name was changed to Visual Packaging Systems, Inc. to better reflect the range of products being manufactured. In 2004 assets and rights of Visual were acquired by Visual Packaging Group Inc. Visual's sister company Visual Packaging Group LLC took over the production and sales in the USA.