According to the directors’ statement of affairs, trade creditors have been left around £2.5m out of pocket.
Among the preferred creditors Barclays Bank was owed around £1.2m and HM Revenue and Customs around £1.8m, in unpaid VAT and PAYE.
The family-owned firm fell into administration last week following the removal of its insured credit limits with its key suppliers.
But creditors are hoping that a pre-pack deal that saw fellow Derby steelwork contractor B&K Structures swoop to buy up assets could help to raise the final distribution to creditors.
Assets of the third-generation steelwork contractor, which was set up in the 1950s, included its new HQ and workshop.
Following the pre-pack deal, which saved around 68 jobs, a new business B&K Hybrid Solutions will operate from the former Robinson HQ and production plant, giving the new business capacity to manufacture 10,000t of structural steelwork per annum.
The new well-equipped facilities form part of a larger, long-term plan to deliver on the increased demand for steel and timber-steel hybrid schemes within the UK.