About Us


A brief history of a family business;

Founded by Peter and Heather Holland in the early 70’s, Minorfern Ltd originated by supplying stock stored in the garage at home to established customers. Our first shop opened on Eldon Street Clay Cross, with Peter and Heather and one member of staff. As we grew further buildings were added to these tiny premises.

In 1986 we moved into the building at 20 Broadleys Clay Cross, which gave us much more space to stock a wider range of parts as we continued to expand.

In 2003 Minorfern Ltd acquired SDL (Silencer Distributers) in Sheffield and Derby.

Branches have since been opened in Buxton, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Barnsley, Burton upon Trent and Mansfield.

SDL Minorfern is headed up by Peter and Heather’s son Nick and is still truly a family business which continues to go from strength to strength, currently employing over 250 staff and running over 100 delivery vehicles.


What we do;

We are distributors and retailers of replacement parts for cars and vans. SDL Minorfern offer a full all makes programme covering European, American, Japanese & Korean Vehicles. We also offer an extensive range of motor oils and consumables.

Within each branch we have a dedicated team of counter and telephone staff from the local community serving the retail and trade side of the business, all of which have years of experience in the motor trade.

We stock quality parts supplied by the leading OE manufactures from around the world. We have over 100,000 square feet dedicated to warehousing across our 9 branches.

We offer an unrivalled delivery service across Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. On average 94% of parts are delivered within 1 hour of order!

We invest in large stock ranges to ensure “we have the right parts when you need it”!


The RAPID Group;

SDL Minorfern are members of the RAPID Buying Group.

The RAPID group consists of nine likeminded, independent parts distributers across the UK.

We have joined forces to ensure you our customer can buy products at competitive prices without foregoing the benefits of dealing with an independent family run business.

The RAPID group offers parts manufactures a route to the UK market with over 90 branches nationwide with excess of £150,000,000 worth of turnover.

For more information on RAPID please visit www.rapid.uk.com

We Now Stock Exide Bike Batteries

Take to the road and unleash the power of Exide Bike Batteries.

The AGM battery is maintenance free, has extended service life and is suitable for use in adverse weather conditions, ensuring peace of mind all year round.

The economy choice is Exide Conventional. Both batteries are supplied complete with an acid bottle for initial filling which allows for instant use.

Contact your local SDL Minorfern branch today for more information.

Exide Bike Battery

Now Stocking MOOG Steering and Suspension

Make it Easy. Make It Moog


Federal-Mogul's Moog steering and suspension components are designed and built to meet or exceed original equipment quality.  Now stocked in all branches of SDL Minorfern, if you're looking for a steering or suspension component we're sure to have the part in stock.

Why Choose MOOG?

Easy to use

The MOOG range is vast and continually expanding with convenient solutions for almost every type of light and commercial vehicle in the European market.

Easy to install

With MOOG's helpful collection of 'how to' support materials, carefully composed kits and pre-fitted parts, we make fitment quick and easy.

Easy to order

Just contact your local SDL Minorfern branches today.

New Exide Hybrid Batterys In Stock!

Exide Battery

A New Battery Generation for the Next Car Generation

We are pleased to announce a full range of products dedicated to micro-hybrid vehichles.

Set to expand their market penetration considerably, Micro-Hybrid vehicles currently represent the most operationally feasible and reliable technological solution. This is why most car manufacturers have launched new micro-hybrid vehichles featuring the following equipment.

-Regenerative Braking

-Stop Start Technology


Need an AGM(Absorbent Glass Mat) Battery or a ECM (Enhanced Cycling Mat) Battery?

Then contact one of your branches today.